Pop Smoke's 'Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon' Debuts at No. 1

  /  07.13.2020

Pop goes No. 1.

Pop Smoke’s album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon opens atop the Billboard 200. The late Brooklyn rapper’s posthumous debut moved 251,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week, of which 59,000 are in album sales.

Pop becomes the first rapper to posthumously debut at No. 1 with his debut album. Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon is also the first posthumous album to reach No. 1 since XXXTentacion’s Skins opened atop the chart in December 2018.

50 Cent, who co-executive produced the album, celebrated the news. “BROOKLYN STAND UP #1 She Want To Fuck Wit The 💫Woo,” wrote 50.

Shoot for the Stars follows 2019’s Meet the Woo and this year’s Meet the Woo 2. The latter debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in February, just weeks before the 20-year-old MC was shot and killed in a home invasion.

Following Pop is the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical, which rises from 14-2 with 102,000 equivalent album units following the theatrical release of Hamilton on Disney+.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Lil Baby’s My Turn falls 1-3 with 62,000 equivalent album units, while DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby drops to No. 4 with 36,000 units.

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding slides 4-5 (36,000), The Weeknd’s After Hours dips 5-6 (29,000), and Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake drops 8-9 (27,000). Lil Durk’s Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 rounds out the top 10 with 27,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Pop Smoke – Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon – 251,000
2. Hamilton: An American Musical – 102,000
3. Lil Baby – My Turn – 62,000
4. DaBaby – Blame It on Baby – 36,000
5. Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding – 36,000
6. The Weeknd – After Hours – 29,000
7. Harry Styles – Fine Line – 29,000
8. Polo G – The Goat – 29,000
9. Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake – 27,000
10. Lil Durk – Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 – 27,000


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