Pop Smoke Breaks No. 1 Report on Rap Albums Chart

Months at No. 1, Album Title, Artist, Calendar year(s) at No. 120, Shoot for the…

Months at No. 1, Album Title, Artist, Calendar year(s) at No. 1
20, Shoot for the Stars Goal for the Moon, Pop Smoke, 2020-21
19, Recovery, Eminem, 2010-11
16, Acquire Treatment, Drake, 2011-12
14, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem, 2013-14
13, The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 2012-13
12, Hamilton: An American Musical, Authentic Broadway Solid Recording, 2015-17
11, DAMN., Kendrick Lamar, 2017
10, The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z, 2009-10

Although the Prime Rap Albums chart began in 2004, Pop Smoke’s album still ranks in the maximum tier of hip-hop projects because the genre’s mainstream explosion in the 1990s. On the Top rated R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, whose history dates to 1965, Moon is the 2nd-longest No. 1 title among rap sets, trailing only MC Hammer’s You should Hammer Do not Damage Em and its 29-7 days reign in 1990. Other than Hammer, only three other rap LPs have lasted even 20 months in the major five on Prime R&B/Hip-Hop Albums prior to 2004: Dr. Dre’s 1992 vintage The Serious (28), Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle the next calendar year (26) and Ludacris’ Term of Mouf (21) in 2001.

Not like its other 10-week-additionally No. 1 competition, Moon’s increase will come just after a modify in chart calculations in February 2017. Then, the Top Rap Albums chart shifted from rating albums exclusively by album income to a multi-metric computation that features album revenue as perfectly as on-demand streams and unique tune profits of that album’s tracks.

Moon was unveiled in July 2020, virtually 5 months right after Pop Smoke was killed through a house invasion the prior February at age 20. The album served as his right studio entire-duration debut, following many mixtapes.

Because its release, the album has endured the two thanks to Pop Smoke fans’ intensive devotion to supporting the late budding rapper’s catalog as effectively as a continuous stream of strike radio singles in the past nine months. Moon’s first 4 singles – “Dior,” “The Woo” featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, “For the Night” featuring Lil Infant and DaBaby and “What You Know Bout Love” – have all achieved the prime 5 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, with the lattermost signing up for the club this week by way of a 6-5 increase.

The latter three also picked up traction on Rhythmic Airplay, far too. “The Woo” climbed to No. 3 though “For the Night” and “What You Know Bout Love” led the checklist for 5 and 4 weeks, respectively. There, latest Moon solitary “Hello,” showcasing A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, shows early indicators of pursuing in its predecessors’ footsteps, as it ranks at No. 19 in its fifth 7 days on the 40-situation chart. In the most recent tracking week, ending March 21, the track attained 8% in performs across monitored Rhythmic airplay stations.