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"Nobody's Perfect" is a song by American rapper 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]

"Nobody's Perfect"
Single by J. Cole featuring Missy Elliott
from the album Cole World: The Sideline Story
ReleasedFebruary 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
FormatDigital download
  • 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



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 videoEdit

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

Chart performanceEdit

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 historyEdit

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


  1. ^ a b "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History". Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  2. ^ "J. Cole Says His Sophomore Album Will Arrive In June 2012".
  3. ^ Rani, Taj (2012-03-14). "J. Cole World Premieres "Nobody's Perfect" With Missy Tonight on 106! | 106 & Park | Shows". BET. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs – 06 Feb".
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 – 28 May « Creative Disc – Music Weblog". Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  6. ^ "Latest Music News, Band, Artist, Musician & Music Video News". Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  7. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  8. ^ "Rap Songs – 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
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  10. ^ "®R&R :: Going For Adds™ :: Rhythmic". 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-07-14.

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