Jermaine Cole better recognized as J.Cole among fans, is a popular name in America. He is an award-winning rapper, songwriter, producer and singer. He has five top-rated solo albums, nine Top 40 pop singles, and several Grammy nominations under his belt. Some of his popular tracks are Forest Hills Drive, Cole World, The Sideline Story and KOD. The Sideline Story was nominated for Grammy while KOD was platinum. Cole is the first performer to sign Roc Nation Label of his mentor Jay-Z.
Cole is the founder of Dreamville Records and Dreamville Foundation. Dreamville Records works to bring new talent in the music industry, and the Dreamville Foundation works to improve the living condition of youths staying in the ghettos.
Jermaine Cole Net Worth
Right now, in 2020, J. Cole’s net worth is calculated to be $35 million. He earns well through his music albums and stage performances. Whenever Cole has appeared, he has grabbed the spotlight, and undoubtedly his influence on the rap community is undeniable. It is said that Cole earns $100,000 every day.
What is the age, height and weight of the American rapper?
Born in the year 1985, Cole is 35 years old as in 2020. His height is 6 ft 2 in and he weighs 84 kg.
How was the childhood of J.Cole?
Cole took birth in Frankfurt in Germany, on 28th January 1985, in a US army camp where his father was posted at that time. His father was an African by ethnicity but he served the US army while his mother was a German who worked for the postal service of the United States. After Cole’s father left them, his mother raised him and his brother Zach Cole in North Carolina. As Cole was brought up in a multi-ethnic culture, he was totally against racism.
In his childhood, he was a shy kid and much attracted to music and basketball. While playing the violin for sometimes, he got inclined towards music and started dreaming about making a career in the field. Cole started rapping very naturally at the age of 12 and he joined some local bands to practice his rapping skills and to learn to make beats. New York has a vast scope in music, so he decided to move there to take his passion to the next level. He studied computer science in St. John’s University NY and subsequently practiced his music.
Major career highlights of Cole
Cole started his music career at a young age with his cousin when they began to learn the basic tricks of music production. His mother bought music equipment so that he can hone his skills. At the age of 16, he started posting songs on forums. Cole was not satisfied with the release of his first mixtape ‘The Come Up’, which was released in 2007. Then he released ‘The Warm Up’ in 2009.
Jay Z was the first person to understand Cole’s passion and gave him the chance to feature in one of his album ‘The Blueprint 3’, which was appreciated by fans. Later, Cole started pairing with other artists and released his second mixtape in June 2009. In 2010, Cole released his third mixtape featuring Drake, Omen, and Wale. Later, his first studio album ‘Cole Story: The Other Side’ was released in 2011. It became a top-rated album in the Billboard 200 chart. His success continued in 2013 with another hit ‘Born Sinner’ featuring Kendrick Lamar, TLC, and Miguel. In 2014, Cole made a comeback with another heart winning autobiographical album’ Forest Hills Drive from 2014′. It was nominated as Best Rap Album and the track ‘Apparently’ was nominated for Grammy in the category of Best Rap Performance. Cole’s biggest hit to date is ‘4 Your Eyez Only’, which was released in 2016.
Cole had used his position to support young talent with his Dreamville Records, which was quite visible through the collection series of Revenge of the Dreamers (2019). Revenge of the Dreamers III was another hit delivered by the superstar which was nominated in Grammys in the category of Best Rap Album.
A glimpse into the personal life of the superstar
Cole met Mellisa Heholt in his college days and started dating her. They dated for many years but there was no news of their marriage. Later in 2016, in an interview, he revealed that he has a wife and a daughter who was born in the same year.
Favorite Quotes of J. Cole
Some of Cole’s all-time favorite quotes are–
“They say time is money, but really, it’s not. If we ever go broke, time is all we got.”
“No such thing in life that’s better than yours.”
“Life is all about evolution.”
“Take a chance because you never know how perfect something can turn out.”
List of his awards and nomination
Some of the awards and nominations secured by the American rapper are:
- He bagged Grammy Award in 2020.
- Cole was nominated in the category of Best Male Hip Hop Artist in BET Award 2015.
- Nominated in Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 2019 and 2020.
- Nominated in Grammy in the category of Best Rap Album in 2016.
- He was nominated for Top Rap Artist in Billboard Music Award in 2017.
- Cole was nominated in the category of Best Hip Hop Artist for MTV Europe Music Award in 2019.