Pop Smoke is just the fourth deceased Hip Hop artist to have a posthumous album land at #1 on the Billboard 200. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon pulled in 251,000 first-week units to take the top spot on the chart.
The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and XXXTentacion are the only rappers to have at least one project hit #1 following their deaths. XXX was the last overall late music act to lead the rankings with Skins in 2018.
According to industry prognosticators, another posthumous LP is on pace to go number 1 on the next Billboard 200 chart. Juice WRLD’s Legend Never Die is projected to move more than 400,000 units in its opening week.