J. Cole's third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, has sailed 400 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Hip Hop All Day. This makes him the fourth rap artist in history to achieve that feat.
Forest Hills Drive, which was released on August 13, 2022, is currently No. 103 on the Billboard 200, following its initial appearance at No. 1 on the chart upon its release. Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem are the only rap artists who have spent 400 weeks on the Billboard 200, putting the North Carolina native in a unique position.
Kendrick Lamars' 2012 album, good kid m.A.A.d city, is currently at No. 39 on the Billboard 200 and has spent 510 weeks on the chart, setting an all-time high for a studio album released by a rapper. It is currently at No. 69 on the chart, while his third studio album, The Eminem Show, is currently at No. 149.
Drake's 2011 album Take Careis is closing in on the 500-week mark with 492 weeks on the Billboard 200, while his 2013 albumNothing Was The Same isnt far behind, with 433 appearances of its own. The only other rap artist to have crossed the 400-week mark on the Billboard 200 is 2Pac, who has appeared on the chart for 434 weeks.
The Notorious B.I.G.s Greatest Hits collection, which holds the No. 117 position after 310 weeks, is projected to join the 400-week club on the Billboard 200.
Revisit J. Coles' 2014 Forest Hills Drive album below.