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Single by J. Cole
from the album 2014 Forest Hills Drive
ReleasedDecember 9, 2014
GenreHip hop
Songwriter(s)Jermaine Cole, Filippo Trecca
Producer(s)J. Cole
J. Cole singles chronology
"She Knows"
Audio sample
Music video
"Apparently" on YouTube

"Apparently" is a song by North Carolina rapper J. Cole, released on December 9, 2014 as the lead single from his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The song samples "La Morte Dell'ermina" by Filippo Trecca, and was produced by J. Cole.[1] The song has since peaked at number 58 and 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, respectively.[2][3] The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance for the 2016 Grammys.

Music video[edit]

On December 10, 2014, the accompanying video for "Apparently" was released on Cole's Vevo channel. The video features several shots of Cole standing in front of various video projections.


Chart (2015) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 58
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 17
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[4] 9


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[6] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Peters, Mitchell (November 30, 2014). "J. Cole Unveils '2014 Forest Hills Drive' Album Track List". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "J. Cole Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "J. Cole Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "J. Cole Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "British single certifications – J. Cole – Apparently". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – J. Cole – Apparently". Recording Industry Association of America.


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