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J Cole

Biography

Delivered Jermaine Cole, he’s a rapper and record manufacturer whose first record debuted at number 1 on the united states Billboard graph in 2011. His 2013 record, Delivered Sinner, also reached #1 in the graphs. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s College or university. He was the initial rap musician Jay-Z agreed upon to his label, Roc Country, in ’09 2009. He grew up by his mom and cousin in NEW YORK after his dad, a military official, left the family members. He was significantly motivated by Tupac Shakur.

Quick Facts


Full Name J. Cole
Date Of Birth January 28, 1985
Place Of Birth Frankfurt, Germany
Height 1.91 m
Profession Rapper
Education Terry Sanford High School, St. John's University, Phoenix, AZ, United States, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Anaheim, CA, United States, Wet Dreamz, No Role Modelz, G.O.M.D.
Nationality American
Spouse Melissa Heholt
Parents Kay Cole
Siblings Zach Cole
Awards BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixtape, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Live Performer, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Album of the Year, YouTube Music Award, Wet Dreamz, No Role Modelz, G.O.M.D., Phoenix, AZ, United States, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Anaheim, CA, United States
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Lyricist of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Track of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for MVP of the Year, American Music Award for New Artist of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Hustler of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Artist, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip Hop Artist of the Year, iHeartRadio Music Award for R&B Song of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist, BET Hip Hop Award for CD of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Producer of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song - Contemporary, Soul Train Music Awards: The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award, BET Award for Album of the Year, Wet Dreamz, No Role Modelz, G.O.M.D., Phoenix, AZ, United States, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Anaheim, CA, United States
Star Sign Aquarius

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Rap Critic Reviews2012-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Conan2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short performer: "Nobody's Perfect" / producer: "Nobody's Perfect" / writer: "Nobody's Perfect"
Project X2012performer: "Blow Up" / writer: "Blow Up" - as Jermaine Cole
Work Out2011Video short performer: "Work Out" / producer: "Work Out" / writer: "Work Out"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video short performer: "In the Morning" / writer: "In the Morning"
WWE Tribute to the Troops2010TV Special writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited
The View2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
2010 American Music Awards2010TV Special writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited
Step Up 3D2010performer: "Who Dat" / writer: "Who Dat" - as Jermaine Cole
Who Dat2010Video short performer: "Who Dat" / producer: "Who Dat" / writer: "Who Dat"
Simba2009Video short performer: "Simba" / producer: "Simba" / writer: "Simba"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive Homecoming2016TV Movie
Janet Jackson: No Sleep2015Short
J. Cole Feat. TLC: Crooked Smile2013Video short
Beyoncé Feat. J. Cole: Party2011Video short
Spicy Mac Project2009Genius Wrapper
Executive Decision2008ShortGeorge McKenna

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short writer
Work Out2011Video short writer
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video short writer
Who Dat2010Video short writer
Simba2009Video short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short executive producer
Work Out2011Video short executive producer
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video short executive producer
Who Dat2010Video short producer
Simba2009Video short producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
J. Cole Feat. TLC: Crooked Smile2013Video short
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short
Who Dat2010Video short
Simba2009Video short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only2017TV Movie documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King2017TV Special special thanks
As Written: Melanie Fiona2012TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2012

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RapFix Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Big Brother Africa2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Nobody's Perfect2012Video shortHimself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself
The Wonder Year2011DocumentaryHimself
VEVO Go Shows2011TV SeriesHimself
Work Out2011Video shortHimself
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video shortHimself
2010 BET Hip Hop Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
NBA Jam2010Video GameHimself (as Cole)
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Who Dat2010Video shortHimself
Simba2009Video shortHimself
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Tale of the Tape2018Documentary post-productionHimself
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only2017TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
VH1's Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Nights + 6 Shows2014TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
Fox's New Year's Eve Live!2013TV SpecialHimself
Sama'an Ashrawi's All-Star Tribute to U.G.K.2013DocumentaryJ. Cole
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Clueless Gamer / Himself - Musical Guest
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance· Jeremih
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "2014 Forest Hills Drive."
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceFor the song "Apparently."
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration· Janet Jackson
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Song - Contemporary· Janet Jackson
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Miguel
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social Message· TLC
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video· Miguel
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist


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