International Charts Analysis: J Cole's 4 Your Eyez Only makes a splash around the world

With the recently huge number of new releases drying up as Christmas approaches, hip-hop star J Cole - who has previously only had a No.1 in his US homeland - tops the iTunes charts in 55 territories with his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only.

Hip-hop is heavily-skewed to digital, and frequently front-loaded, so when the actual charts come through next week it seems unlikely that the album will have the stamina to rank No.1 in more than a ...

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