Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon has officially landed at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.
According to a tweet from Chart Data, the project moved approximately 251,000 total album equivalent units in its first week, the sixth biggest debut of 2020 and largest posthumous opening since Michael Jackson’s This Is It in 2009.
Executive producer of the album, 50 Cent, who also made sure it saw the light of day, celebrated the late Brooklyn rapper’s milestone with an Instagram post on Sunday (July 12).
He wrote in the caption, “BROOKLYN STAND UP #1 She Want To Fuck Wit The Woo Tick Tick BOOM.”
Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon dropped on July 3 and included guest features from several notable artists, including Quavo, Lil Baby, Future and 50. The 16-track effort arrived roughly five months after Pop was murdered at a home in the Hollywood Hills.
But despite the success of the album, 50 doesn’t seem intent on working with Pop’s manager/SVP of A&R at Universal Music Group Steven Victor and his team again. He made his feelings apparent in a recent Instagram post.
“I’m really not feeling the way the guys involved with Pop’s project are handling things,” he wrote in the caption. “I got it to this point it’s gonna be the #1 album. That’s good enough right. i’m gonna be unavailable moving forward peace.”
Pop’s murder is currently unsolved, but there’s been some movement in his homicide case. On Thursday (July 9), the Los Angeles Police Department took five people into custody — including two juveniles — after serving multiple search warrants.
A day later, police identified the suspects as 19-year-old Corey Walker, 19, 21-year-old Jaquan Murphy and 18-year-old Keandre D. Rodgers, The two other suspects, ages 15 and 17, had their names withheld due to their age.