Shortly after Tony Bennett occupied No. 1 and scored his first chart topper on Billboard Hot 200, already he is predicted unable to hold the throne for another week. It's J. Cole, the protege of Jay-Z, who is estimated to push aside the 85-year-old jazz/soul singer from the top spot.
Music experts suggest that the Roc Nation rapper will rule the U.S. album chart with his debut studio album "Cole World: the Sideline Story". The album which features Drake, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz is predicted to sell 240,000 to 250,000 copies in its opening week.
If the final sale figure meets the expectation, Cole will be the first solo act to debut at No. 1 with his first album since B.o.B did so with his 2010's "The Adventures of Bobby Ray". Also, he would score the biggest bow for any act's debut chart effort since Nicki Minaj opened at No. 2 with "Pink Friday" (375,000) last December.