J. Cole’s “Middle Child” Is First 2019 Song to Go Multiplatinum
J. Cole is having an incredible year so far. As fans patiently wait for his highly anticipated Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation album featuring artists on the Dreamville Records label, he recently scored a major achievement of his own.
On Friday (April 12), the Recording Industry Association of America announced on their Twitter account that J. Cole’s “Middle Child” is the first song to go multiplatinum in 2019. Released in January, the track, which features the North Carolina rhymer spitting tough bars over a T-Minus-produced beat, earned both gold and platinum certifications on March 4. After moving 2 million units, it was certified twice platinum on April 12.
In addition to collecting RIAA certifications, the XXL Spring 2019 cover star is working on building his Dreamville label into a rap powerhouse. “We just a new and unique incarnation...hopefully, we add to the great lineage of rap labels," Cole explained for the cover story.
J. Cole is also putting in time for his solo ventures. "Me personally, I’m working on a few things," he added. "I’m trying to focus on them one at a time, but sometimes they spill over. I don’t know if they all going to come out in 2019, but I’m working. I just plan on being more active. More features. More music. Whether it’s an album or loosies. I plan on having a really good year."
Check out J. Cole's latest RIAA achievement below. And yes, J. Cole is still going multiplatinum with no features.
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