By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Pop Smoke has been winning big posthumously as the fan support has been incredible over the past year. February 19 marked the one-year anniversary of his death of the Brooklyn rapper as well. He is nominated for a Grammy this month for his 2019 “Dior” single in the Best Rap Performance category and now, there is more big news regarding his 2020 posthumous debut studio album, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.”
According to Billboard, Smoke’s album is now the longest-running album on their Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart since 1990. Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon is now at 17 weeks for this record and it eclipses MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Em.” Hammer’s album reached 29 weeks that year.
Currently, Smoke’s album also sits at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. It’s also 2x platinum and originally debuted at No. 1 last year after its initial release. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon was led by hits such as “For The Night” feat. DaBaby and Lil Baby, “Something Special,” “The Woo” feat. 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, “What You Know Bout Love,” and “Mood Swings” feat. Lil Tjay. The deluxe edition went on to be released in July on Smoke’s birthday as it contained 15 additional tracks with appearances from Fivio Foreign, Jamie Foxx, Young Thug, and more.
Tomorrow, Smoke will also make his major-film debut on “Boogie.” This will be available in theaters as it tells the story of a basketball player, Boogie, played by Taylor Takahashi. He is attempting to make it to a big-time college program. Smoke plays the role of Monk, a player at a rival school.
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