Pop Smoke’s posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon is still hitting the charts months after its first release. The album has now made its return back to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts just this past week!
The late rapper didn’t have the opportunity to see the release of the album before his death in February 2020, which he produced with the support of 50 Cent. When it first debuted at No. 1. Back in July, all 19 tracks reached Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart.
👀this shit number one again @roddyricch 😆I told you she want to fu*k wit the 💫Woo, but i ain’t gonna front that 21 Savage shit is slapping they both #1 to me right now. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/2ceABaI0Cc
— 50cent (@50cent) October 19, 2020
Not only is Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon finding its way through the top of the lists in the United States, it also made its way to the top of the United Kingdom’s top 5 charts. “What You Know Bout Love” is his second top five hit in the U.K.
“It’s a bunch of mixed emotions,” says Steven Victor in an exclusive Billboard interview, about signing Pop Smoke to his label in 2019. “Sad that he’s not here to witness all of this, and I miss him a lot. And on the other side, I’m just proud.”
This year, the up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke has also been nominated for Best New Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, October 27. Make sure to watch to see if he wins!
What’s your favorite song from Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon?