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Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon becomes longest running #1 Hip Hop/R&B album

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“In a moment of tremendous political and social turmoil, Shoot for the Stars offers listeners catharsis.”
The Atlantic
“Pop Smoke’s presence looms large in popular music, and this album helps to explain why.”
“The speed with which hip-hop superstars like Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj were gravitating toward him for collaborations portended great things, suggesting that the king of New York might someday become the king of everywhere else, too”
The New York Times
“Pop Smoke retains the intensity that made him great”
“The rapper’s posthumous debut album shows us why he remains the voice of New York City”
Rolling Stone
Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, has become the longest running #1 Hip Hop/R&B Album since 1990. The album is currently tied with Michael Jackson’s 1987 album Bad for the title and is on track to tie with Prince’s Purple Rain on the chart next week. The album is also currently #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart and sits at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. With the album charting in the top five on the Billboard 200 for 32 weeks, it becomes only the fourth album this century to spend that many weeks in the top five.
Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon has launched three RIAA certified platinum songs (“Hello,” “Got It On Me,” and “Something Special”), three 2x platinum songs (“Mood Swings,” “The Woo,” and “What You Know About Love”), one 3x platinum (“Dior”), and the 4x platinum “For The Night.” “Dior” was also nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance and, to date, Pop Smoke has amassed more than 15B streams worldwide and counting.
The news arrives after Pop Smoke’s debut acting role as Monk in Eddie Huang’s film Boogie, and his features on the accompanying soundtrack curated and released by Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records in collaboration with Focus Features. The soundtrack serves as a survey of New York’s most exciting artists and includes new songs from Pop Smoke, “AP” and “No Cap” (Remix) alongside hits like “Welcome To The Party” as well as tracks from Jacquees, Sheff G, Polo G, Nycani and more.
Listen to Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon above and see album details below.
Pop Smoke
Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon (Deluxe)
Victor Victor Worldwide (VVW)/Republic Records
July 20, 2020
1. Bad Bitch from Tokyo (Intro)
2. Aim For The Moon feat. Quavo
3. For The Night feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby
4. 44 BullDog
5. Gangstas
6. Yea Yea
7. Creature feat. Swae Lee
8. Snitching feat. Quavo & Future
9. Make It Rain feat. Rowdy Rebel
10. The Woo feat. 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch
11. West Coast Shit feat. Tyga & Quavo
12. Enjoy Yourself feat. Karol G
13. Mood Swings feat. Lil Tjay
14. Something Special
15. What You Know Bout Love
16. Diana feat. King Combs
17. Got It On Me
18. Tunnel Vision (Outro)
19. Dior
20. Hotel Lobby
21. Showin Off Pt.1 feat. Fivio Foreign
22. Showin Off Pt.2 feat. Fivio Foreign
23. Iced Out Audemars feat. Dafi Woo
24. Woo Year feat. Dread Woo
25. Tsunami feat. Davido
26. Backseat feat. PnB Rock
27. Imperfections (Interlude)
28. She Feelin Nice feat. Jamie Foxx
29. Paranoia feat. Gunna & Young Thug
30. Hello feat. A Boogie wit da Hoodie
31. Be Clearr
32. Yea Yea Remix feat. Queen Naija
33. Diana Remix feat. King Combs & Calboy
34. Enjoy Yourself Remix feat. Burna Boy
About Pop Smoke:
Christened “Brooklyn Rap’s Homecoming King” by The New York Times, noted for bringing “a sense of excitement to New York rap that had been absent for years” by Complex, and averaging nearly ten million monthly listeners on Spotify, Pop Smoke carried Brooklyn as the Borough’s next icon in the wings. His breakthrough 2019 mixtape Meet The Woo has 280 million streams globally and in a stellar review, Pitchfork claimed, “The Brooklyn rapper makes good on the promise of ‘Welcome to the Party’ with a debut full of the hardest, dirtiest tracks he can manage.” He turned up at the top of 2020 with the Gold certified Meet The Woo 2 and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200. Meanwhile eight certified singles, including five that are platinum or multi-platinum, garnered a combined certification of 10M. Most recently his posthumous debut album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, spent 32 weeks in the Top 5, had the most weeks at #1 in the history of the Billboard Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart since 1990, topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland upon its release and became the UK’s biggest debut album of 2020. The album has garnered over 9B streams, launched three RIAA certified platinum songs (“Hello,” “Got It On Me,” and “Something Special”), three 2x platinum songs (“Mood Swings,” “The Woo,” and “What You Know About Love”), one 3x platinum (“Dior”), and the 4x platinum “For The Night.” “Dior” was also nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance and, to date, Pop Smoke has amassed more than 15B streams worldwide and counting.
About Victor Victor Worldwide:
Victor Victor Worldwide (VVW) is a New York-based entertainment company encompassing recorded music, music publishing, artist management and philanthropy.
About Republic Records:
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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