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Listen: The 10 best J. Cole songs

In 2007, J. Cole was just another fresh-faced recording artist with tons of potential. Having released “The Come Up” to little traction, J. Cole persisted, and by the end of 2009, the MC from North Carolina was signed to Roc Nation.

Adele top winner at 2012 Grammys

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adele, who captured the world's heart with an album about a broken romance, emerged as the top winner at Sunday's Grammy Awards, winning six trophies including the prestigious trifecta of record, song and album of the year.