Pop Smoke Posthumous Album Leads The Rolling Stone Artists 500 chart.
Pop Smoke amassed a whopping 251.1 million song streams thanks to the release of his posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, which debuted at Number One on the Top 200 Albums chart, moving 245,000 album-equivalent units thanks to 224.8 million streams. The arrival of Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon also helped propel Pop Smoke’s mixtape, Meet the Woo 2 — which was released just days before his death in February — up to Number Nine as it moved 28,100 album units thanks mostly to 32.6 million streams.
Coming in behind Pop Smoke was Drake, who picked up 108.3 million song streams, which still put him far and away above everyone else on the Artists 500. Lil Baby landed at Number Three with 78.7 million streams, while Juice WRLD rose from Number Seven to Number Four, notching 76.2 million streams (expect him to rise even further next week when his posthumous album, Legends Never Die, debuts on the charts).
Additionally, multiple songs from Shoot for the Moon landed in the Top 10 of the Top 100 Songs chart. “For the Night,” featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, peaked highest at Number Two with 22.1 million streams. Other high-charting tracks included “The Woo,” with 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, at Number Four with 18.6 million streams, and “Aim for the Moon,” featuring Quavo, at Number Seven, with 13.8 million streams.