Nobody's Perfect (J. Cole song)

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"Nobody's Perfect"
Single by J. Cole featuring Missy Elliott
from the album Cole World: The Sideline Story
Released February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Length 3:10
Label Roc Nation, Columbia
Writer(s) Jermaine Lamarr Cole, Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s) J. Cole
J. Cole singles chronology
"Nobody's Perfect"
"This Time"
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Get Involved"
"Nobody's Perfect"
"How Ya Doin'?"
Music video
"Nobody's Perfect" on YouTube

"Nobody's Perfect" is a song by American hip hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole, released as the fifth and final single from his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story. The song, featuring singer-songwriter and fellow rapper Missy Elliott, was produced by Cole himself and interpolates "Think" as performed by Curtis Mayfield. The song was serviced to urban radio on February 7, 2012 through Roc Nation and Columbia.[1]


On October 24, 2011, J. Cole confirmed his next single would be "Nobody's Perfect" featuring Missy Elliott.[2] Prior to its official radio and digital release, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number eighty-seven. The song officially impacted urban radio on February 7, 2012.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in February 2012 by director Colin Tilley. It premiered on 106 & Park on March 14, 2012.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song first charted on the week of February 6, 2012, on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number eighty-seven.[4] It has since peaked at number three. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of May 28, 2012, entering the chart at number ninety.[5]


Radio add dates and release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[9][10] February 7, 2012 Urban radio airplay Roc Nation, Columbia Records
April 30, 2012 Rhythmic radio airplay


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