North Carolina native J. Cole, shown performing during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, nabbed three Grammy nominations, which were announced Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.
North Carolina native J. Cole, shown performing during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, nabbed three Grammy nominations, which were announced Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Ethan Miller Getty Images for Clear Channel
North Carolina native J. Cole, shown performing during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, nabbed three Grammy nominations, which were announced Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Ethan Miller Getty Images for Clear Channel
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December 07, 2015 11:38 AM

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