• Jermaine Lamarr Cole (J. Cole) was born in Frankfurt, Germany on the 28th January 1985
• He is a hip hop recording artist, and record producer
• Cole released five studio albums, including “Cole World: The Sideline Story”, “2014 Forest Hills Drive” and “4 Your Eyez Only”.
• He established his own record label called Dreamville Records in 2007
• Cole has won several awards and plus other nominations, including Best Mixtape Award at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards for “Friday Night Lights”, and a nomination for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album for his debut album at the 2012 American Music Awards.
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|Date Of Birth||January 28, 1985|
- 1 Who’s J. Cole?
- 2 Early Life and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Fame
- 5 Recent Years
- 6 Dreamville Records
- 7 Awards and Nominations
- 8 J. Cole Net Worth and Assets
- 9 Life behind the Scene and Charitable Work
- 10 Body Measurements and Tattoos
- 11 General Info
- 12 Family
- 13 Accomplishments
- 14 Social profile links
- 15 Movies
- 16 Awards
Who’s J. Cole?
Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on the 28th January 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany, and under his stage name J. Cole, is known as a hip hop recording artist, and record producer, who is probably best recognized for releasing five studio albums, including “Cole World: The Sideline Story”, “2014 Forest Hills Drive” and “4 Your Eyez Only”.
Early Life and Education
At the age of 12, Cole discovered his passion for rap music, after which he realized that a musical career was the perfect choice for him. He worked simultaneously on improving his rapping and his production skills, and started collaborating with local group Bomm Sheltuh, as both rapper and producer. Upon matriculation from Terry Sanford High School, he enrolled in St. John’s University in New York City majoring in Computer Science, before switching to Communication and Business, graduating magna cum laude in 2007. Prior to beginning his professional career in the music industry, Cole worked a number of part-time jobs.
The real is back pic.twitter.com/cABlV6OJCA
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 13, 2015
Cole began his career in the music industry by releasing his debut mixtape “The Come Up” in May of 2007, on which he collaborated with such musicians as Just Blaze, Large Professor and Kanye West. Two years later out came his second mixtape, entitled “The Warm Up”, which received positive reviews and led him to be featured in various projects, including Jay Z’s song “A Star Is Born” as well as Wale’s mixtape “Back To The Future” and studio album “Attention Deficit”. In 2010, he recorded the mixtape “Friday Night Lights” as well as the non-album single “Who Dat”, and started working on his debut studio album.
Rise to Fame
Cole’s breakthrough came in September of 2011, when he released via Roc Nation and Columbia record labels his debut studio album entitled “Cole World: The Sideline Story”, which topped the US Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts, adding a considerable amount to his net worth, as it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and spawned such hit singles as “Work Out”, “Nobody’s Perfect” featuring Missy Elliott and “Can’t Get Enough” featuring Trey Songz.
During the same year, he started working on his second studio album – “Born Sinner” – which was finally released in 2013, and debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts, with four official singles “Crooked Smile”, “Forbidden Fruit”, “Power Trip” and “She Knows”. Parallel with that, he also released two EPs – “Truly Yours” and “Truly Yours 2”, increasing further his popularity.
#4YourEyezOnly World Tour • New Dates Added!!! ?TORONTO • LOS ANGELES • CHICAGO • LONDON • OAKLAND • BROOKLYN • TIX AVAILABLE NOW • Dreamville.com
Cole continued to line up successes, and in January of 2014 he released his fourth mixtape, entitled “Revenge Of The Dreamers”. Moreover, his third studio album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” out came in December of the same year, which achieved two times platinum certifications by the RIAA, and peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts.
To speak further about Cole’s career, his next major project came in 2016, when out came his fourth studio album entitled “4 Your Eyez Only”, which also topped the same charts as the previous albums, and debuted at No. 1 in Canada.
— Dreamville (@Dreamville) April 18, 2018
Most recently, Cole recorded and released the studio album “K.O.D.” in April of 2018, which seems certain to increase not only his popularity in the world of music, but also his wealth.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 15, 2014
In addition to his involvement in the music industry as a hip hop artist, in early 2007 J Cole established his own record label called Dreamville Records, alongside his manager Ibrahim Hamad. The debut Dreamville Records release was his own mixtape “The Warm Up” in 2009, after which he produced his own studio album – “Born Sinner” – with Roc Nation and Columbia. In the forthcoming years, the label signed such artists as Omen, Cozz, Ari Lennox and Earth Gang, and produced such albums as Cozz’s “Cozz & Effect” (2014), Omen’s “Elephant Eyes” (2015) and J.I.D’s “The Never Story” (2017).
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Awards and Nominations
Thanks to his accomplishment, J. Cole has won several awards and plus other nominations, including Best Mixtape Award at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards for “Friday Night Lights”, and a nomination for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album for his debut album at the 2012 American Music Awards, and also in 2012 was nominated for Grammy’s Best New Artist Award. Furthermore, his album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” earned him Album of the Year Award at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nomination in the category for Best Rap Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Where did you see Cole on the Forest Hills Drive tour?Get the Live album now.Download: http://bit.ly/1QNSx2LStream: http://bit.ly/20zG8lx
J. Cole Net Worth and Assets
Cole then he has been an active member of the music industry since 2007, primarily known for being a successful hip hop artist and record producer. According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the size of Cole’s net worth is over $17 million, and as he continues his musical career, it is expected that his fortune will also continue to increase.
Life behind the Scene and Charitable Work
When it comes to speak about his personal life, J. Cole has been married to Melissa Heholt since 2015; the couple has a daughter together, and their current residence is in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Cole is known for being a very charitable person, as he established the Dreamville Foundation in 2011, a non-profit organization which helps disadvantaged urban youth, with particular focus on his childhood community of Fayetteville. His wife is the Executive Director of the organization.
Body Measurements and Tattoos
Speaking about his appearance, J. Cole is apparently a very attractive young artist, and one of the taller rappers with the height of 6 feet 2 inch (189 cm) and his weight is reputed to be around 200 lbs (90 kgs).
Regarding tattoos, there are actually several rappers who have no tattoos, and J. Cole is one of them.
In his spare time, J. Cole is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, such as his official Facebook page and Twitter account. Moreover, he has also launched his own website, on which he announces forthcoming projects and concerts.
|Full Name||J. Cole|
|Date Of Birth||January 28, 1985|
|Height||1.91 m, 1.91 m|
|Profession||Record producer, Rapper, Music artist, Singer, Songwriter, No Role Modelz, Wet Dreamz, Apparently, Rapper, Record producer, Singer, Songwriter, Music artist, No Role Modelz, Wet Dreamz, Apparently|
|Education||Terry Sanford High School, St. John's University, No Role Modelz, Wet Dreamz, Apparently, Terry Sanford High School, St. John's University, No Role Modelz, Wet Dreamz, Apparently|
|Parents||Kay Cole, Kay Cole|
|Siblings||Zach Cole, Zach Cole|
|Awards||BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixtape, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Live Performer, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Album of the Year, YouTube Music Award, No Role Modelz, Wet Dreamz, Apparently, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixta...|
|Nominations||Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, ...|
|Late Show with David Letterman||TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010|
|Rap Critic Reviews||2012-2014||TV Series performer - 2 episodes|
|Conan||2013||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|Nobody's Perfect||2012||Video short performer: "Nobody's Perfect" / producer: "Nobody's Perfect" / writer: "Nobody's Perfect"|
|Project X||2012||performer: "Blow Up" / writer: "Blow Up" - as Jermaine Cole|
|Work Out||2011||Video short performer: "Work Out" / producer: "Work Out" / writer: "Work Out"|
|So You Think You Can Dance Canada||2011||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|American Idol||2011||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|J. Cole: In the Morning||2011||Video short performer: "In the Morning" / writer: "In the Morning"|
|WWE Tribute to the Troops||2010||TV Special writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited|
|The View||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Saturday Night Live||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|2010 American Music Awards||2010||TV Special writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited|
|Step Up 3D||2010||performer: "Who Dat" / writer: "Who Dat" - as Jermaine Cole|
|Who Dat||2010||Video short performer: "Who Dat" / producer: "Who Dat" / writer: "Who Dat"|
|Simba||2009||Video short performer: "Simba" / producer: "Simba" / writer: "Simba"|
|J. Cole Forest Hills Drive Homecoming||2016||TV Movie|
|Janet Jackson: No Sleep||2015||Short|
|J. Cole Feat. TLC: Crooked Smile||2013||Video short|
|Beyoncé Feat. J. Cole: Party||2011||Video short|
|Spicy Mac Project||2009||Genius Wrapper|
|Executive Decision||2008||Short||George McKenna|
|Nobody's Perfect||2012||Video short writer|
|Work Out||2011||Video short writer|
|J. Cole: In the Morning||2011||Video short writer|
|Who Dat||2010||Video short writer|
|Simba||2009||Video short writer|
|Nobody's Perfect||2012||Video short executive producer|
|Work Out||2011||Video short executive producer|
|J. Cole: In the Morning||2011||Video short executive producer|
|Who Dat||2010||Video short producer|
|Simba||2009||Video short producer|
|J. Cole Feat. TLC: Crooked Smile||2013||Video short|
|Nobody's Perfect||2012||Video short|
|Who Dat||2010||Video short|
|J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only||2017||TV Movie documentary|
|Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King||2017||TV Special special thanks|
|As Written: Melanie Fiona||2012||TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2012|
|RapFix Live||2011-2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards||2012||TV Special documentary||Himself|
|Big Brother Africa||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2012||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|Nobody's Perfect||2012||Video short||Himself|
|mtvU Woodie Awards 2012||2012||TV Special||Himself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|The Wonder Year||2011||Documentary||Himself|
|VEVO Go Shows||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Work Out||2011||Video short||Himself|
|J. Cole: In the Morning||2011||Video short||Himself|
|2010 BET Hip Hop Awards||2010||TV Special||Himself|
|NBA Jam||2010||Video Game||Himself (as Cole)|
|BET Awards 2010||2010||TV Special||Himself|
|Who Dat||2010||Video short||Himself|
|Dave Chappelle's Block Party||2005||Documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|Tale of the Tape||2018||Documentary post-production||Himself|
|J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only||2017||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Tavis Smiley||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2011-2014||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|VH1's Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Nights + 6 Shows||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|The 56th Annual Grammy Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself - Nominee (credit only)|
|Fox's New Year's Eve Live!||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|Sama'an Ashrawi's All-Star Tribute to U.G.K.||2013||Documentary||J. Cole|
|I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One||2013||TV Special||Himself - Performer|
|Conan||2013||TV Series||Himself - Clueless Gamer / Himself - Musical Guest|
|2013 MTV Video Music Awards||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|2013 Do Something Awards||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|The View||2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|BET Awards 2013||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|2016||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best R&B Performance|
|2016||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Rap Album||For the album "2014 Forest Hills Drive."|
|2016||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Rap Performance||For the song "Apparently."|
|2016||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration|
|2016||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Song - Contemporary|
|2015||BET Award||BET Awards||Best Male Hip Hop Artist|
|2014||BET Award||BET Awards||Best Male Hip Hop Artist|
|2014||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Rap/Sung Collaboration|
|2014||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Video with a Social Message|
|2013||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Hip-Hop Video|
|2012||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best New Artist|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia