"I feel like the reason people feel like they know me is because I'm giving you myself in the music."

  • Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on Jan. 28, 1985, in Frankfurt, West Germany
  • Cole's first major label release, Cole World: The Sideline Story, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the Hot Rap Songs chart hits "Nobody's Perfect" with Missy Elliott, "Work Out" and "Can't Get Enough" featuring Trey Songz.
  • Did you know? Prior to becoming a recording artist, Cole once worked a part-time job as a costumed kangaroo mascot for a skating rink in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • J. Cole founded the Dreamville Foundation in 2011 to help disadvantaged urban youth, particularly in his childhood community of Fayetteville.

 

J. Cole

"I feel like the reason people feel like they know me is because I'm giving you myself in the music."

  • Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on Jan. 28, 1985, in Frankfurt, West Germany
  • Cole's first major label release, Cole World: The Sideline Story, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the Hot Rap Songs chart hits "Nobody's Perfect" with Missy Elliott, "Work Out" and "Can't Get Enough" featuring Trey Songz.
  • Did you know? Prior to becoming a recording artist, Cole once worked a part-time job as a costumed kangaroo mascot for a skating rink in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • J. Cole founded the Dreamville Foundation in 2011 to help disadvantaged urban youth, particularly in his childhood community of Fayetteville.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for J. Cole

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Nominations
Best R&B Performance
Planes
Best Rap Performance
Apparently
Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Power Trip
 
Nominations
Best New Artist