Pop Smoke continues to make history in the after-life. According to Billboard, his posthumous Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon debut album now holds the longest reign at No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart ever. The project has spent 20 weeks at the chart’s apex since its July 2020 release, overtaking Eminem’s 19-week run with Recovery.
“@POPSMOKE10‘s ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ has now spent 20 weeks at No. 1 on the #TopRapAlbums chart, breaking the record for the longest-running No. 1 album in the chart’s history,” the Billboard Charts Twitter posted early Tuesday (March 23).
Not only on the rap charts, Pop Smoke has also been a dominating force on the premium Billboard 200. Shoot for the Stars maintains the lucrative real estate of the album chart’s Top 5 and has spent 33 weeks there, which is the third most of any album released this century. The Brooklyn native’s impressive run only trails Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Adele’s 21 albums as far as time spent in the Top 5.
Pop was tragically shot and killed during a Los Angeles home invasion in February 2020. He was just 20 years old at the time of his death and his team is doing their best to keep his legacy alive and future plans intact.
Pop Smoke’s estate delivered the visual to “AP” earlier in March, which served as the lead single off the Boogie soundtrack. The “Dior” rapper also made his acting debut in the film playing the role of a rival basketball player named Monk.
Revisit Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon below.