Jermaine Cole's Comeback Album

May 03, 2018

Whoever said streaming and albums couldn't work together never met Jermaine Cole. The German-American rapper, who goes by J. Cole, returns to the top of the Hot Hitmakers following his latest album release, KOD, breaking streaming records and debuting at No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.

But it's the songs themselves which are responsible for his return to our chart, with all 12 debuting on the Billboard Hot 100, 3 of which made the Top 10. With this feat, Cole joins the ranks of an elite group of artists; only 16 have achieved this feat before him. Even more impressive, all songs were written solely by Cole (with the exception of "The Cut Off" written with No. 20 debut Blvk) and not released prior to the full album, speaking to the plethora of streaming activity.

Jermaine initially debuted No. 1 on Hot Hitmakers in December of 2016 on the strength of his Billboard No. 1 new album 4 Your Eyez Only.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

May 5, 2018
1

Jermaine Cole

"1985 (Intro to the Fall Off)"   J. Cole
"ATM"   J. Cole
"Brackets"   J. Cole
"Intro"   J. Cole
"Kevin's Heart"   J. Cole
"KOD"   J. Cole
"Motiv8"   J. Cole
"Once an Addict (Interlude)"   J. Cole
"Photograph"   J. Cole
"Window Pain (Outro)"   J. Cole
"Friends"   J. Cole [ft. kiLL edward]
"The Cut Off"   x
2

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
3

David Burd

"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
4

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
"Nice For What"   Drake
5

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"Be Careful"   Cardi B
"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
6

Dexter Gore Jr

"Japan"   Famous Dex
7

Kendrick Duckworth

"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"King's Dead"   Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake
"New Freezer"   Rich The Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
8

Dimitri Roger

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
"New Freezer"   Rich the Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
9

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
10

Austin Post & Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
11

Kiari Cephus

"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
12

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
13

Abel Tesfaye

"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
14

Jahseh Onfroy & John Cunningham

"Changes"   XXXTentacion
"Sad!"   XXXTentacion
"Moonlight"   XXXTentacion
15

Christopher Comstock

"Everyday "   Logic & Marshmello
"Friends"   Marshmello & Anne-Marie
16

Max Martin

"No Tears Left To Cry"   Ariana Grande
"Delicate"   Taylor Swift
17

Tyler Hubbard

"Meant To Be"   Bebe Rexha X Florida Georgia Line
"You Make It Easy"   Jason Aldean
18

Grant Dickinson

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
19

Onika Maraj & Jeremy Reid

"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Barbie Tingz"   Nicki Minaj
20

Blvk

"The Cut Off"   J. Cole [ft. kiLL edward]