Pop Smoke’s ‘Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon’ becomes longest running #1 Hip-Hop/R&B album since 1990

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Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’, has become the longest running #1 Hip Hop/R&B Album since 1990. The album is currently tied with Michael Jackson’s 1987 album ‘Bad’ for the title and is on track to tie with Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ on the chart next week. The album is also currently #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart and sits at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. With the album charting in the top five on the Billboard 200 for 32 weeks, it becomes only the fourth album this century to spend that many weeks in the top five.

‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ has launched three RIAA certified platinum songs (‘Hello’, ‘Got It On Me’, and ‘Something Special’), three 2x platinum songs (‘Mood Swings’, ‘The Woo’, and ‘What You Know About Love’), one 3x platinum (‘Dior’), and the 4x platinum ‘For The Night’. ‘Dior’ was also nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance and, to date, Pop Smoke has amassed more than 15B streams worldwide and counting.

The news arrives after Pop Smoke’s debut acting role as Monk in Eddie Huang’s film ‘Boogie’, and his features on the accompanying soundtrack curated and released by Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records in collaboration with Focus Features. The soundtrack serves as a survey of New York’s most exciting artists and includes new songs from Pop Smoke, “AP” and “No Cap” (Remix) alongside hits like ‘Welcome To The Party’ as well as tracks from Jacquees, Sheff G, Polo G, Nycani and more.

Written by Manny King John

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