J. Cole earned his third full-length project to go platinum with no features.
Chart data confirmed that KOD achieved the accolade eight months after its release, and seven months after it went gold.
— chart data (@chartdata) December 20, 2018
The critically-acclaimed collection touched on drug addiction, politics, love, and money. It broke Apple and Spotify’s first-day streaming numbers and appeared on numerous year-end lists. It’s no wonder that people are appalled that KOD didn’t receive any nods for the Grammys.
Some people suspect that J. Cole didn’t even submit the album, while others believe that it’s just too deep for this over-saturated market.
Although he didn’t get any nominations for his personal project, he has the chance to take home the Grammy for “Come Through and Chill” with Miguel (Best R&B Song) and “Pretty Little Fears” with 6lack (Best Rap/Sung Performance.)