Pop Smoke Has Longest-Running No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Since 1990

Written by on March 16, 2021

Pop Smoke’s legacy lives on.

The late rapper’s posthumous debut, Shoot for the Stars Goal for the Moon, has spent probably the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s High R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart since M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Harm Em in 1990.

With 18 weeks in cost, Shoot for the Stars passes Eminem’s Restoration, which topped the chart for 16 weeks, and is at the moment tied with Michael Jackson’s Unhealthy for the title. Subsequent week, the album might tie Prince’s Purple Rain, whereas the present chief is Jackson’s Thriller at 37 weeks.

Moreover, Shoot for the Stars is at the moment No. 1 on the High Rap Albums chart and sits at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album, which was launched in July 2020, has produced three platinum songs (“Hey,” “Obtained It On Me,” and “One thing Particular”), three 2x platinum songs (“Temper Swings,” “The Woo,” and “What You Know About Love”), one 3x platinum (“Dior”), and the 4x platinum “For the Night time.”

Pop Smoke, who was nominated for a Grammy for Greatest Rap Efficiency (“Dior”), may be seen making his appearing debut in Eddie Huang’s movie Boogie. The soundtrack additionally consists of two new songs from Pop, “AP” and “No Cap (Remix).”

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