The smoke will never clear. Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon album returned atop the Billboard 200, Billboard announced on Sunday (October 18). The late Brooklyn rhymer’s debut effort edged out 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode 2 by about 1,000 copies in its second week to take the crown.
50 Cent, who was an executive producer of Pop’s posthumous album, took to Instagram on Monday (October 19) to share the news and boast just a little bit in classic 50 fashion and even show some love to 21 Savage.
“This shit number one again @roddyricch,” 50 began. “I told you she want to fuck wit the Woo, but I ain’t gonna front that 21 Savage shit is slapping they both #1 to me right now.”
SFTSAFTM debuted at No. 1 back in July and remains a chart staple over three months later. According to Chart Data, Pop became the first rapper to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a posthumous album this century. The LP earned 67,000 album equivalent units during the week ending October 15, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The Power creator appeared on album standout “The Woo” alongside Roddy Ricch, which sat at No. 42 on the Hot 100. The album had four tracks in total still holding strong on the chart as of last week (October 17).
With Eminem turning 48 over the weekend (October 17), 50 made sure to give a shout-out to one of his closest friends in Hip Hop.
“Happy Birthday Em Love you wishing you many more God bless you,” he wrote with a photo collage showing their growth from the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards to when 50 was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this year.