The late Pop Smoke does it for a second time with his latest posthumous album, “Faith”, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart!
Pop Smoke’s album Faith has topped the Billboard 200 album chart in its debut week.
This marks the second posthumous album from the rapper, who was killed last year at age 20 during a home invasion.
According to Billboard, MRC data indicates that Faith sold 88,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. during its first week of release.
Faith is the second posthumous Pop Smoke album to hit the top spot on that same chart; last year’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon likewise debuted at No. 1 when it was released last July.
Two different version of Faith were issued: a standard 20-track edition, featuring more than 20 guest stars, including Chris Brown, Future, Dua Lipa and Kanye West; and a deluxe edition that features four bonus tracks.
Pop Smoke is one of five rappers with posthumous No. 1s; with Faith as his second, he only sits behind the Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac, who each have three. Unlike Shoot for the Stars, though, Faith hit No. 1 almost exclusively from streaming, with 83,000 of its 88,000 units coming from streaming.
Rounding out the top five albums included John Mayer’s Sob Rock, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, Doja Cat’s Planet and Dangerous: The Double Album from Morgan Wallen.
His mother Audrey Jackson said she aimed to ‘thank the fans for honoring the life and spirit of my son so much that he continues to manifest as if he were still here in the flesh.
Jackson said that her late son ‘created music for the kid who has to sleep four in a room, the kid who has to figure out how to get to school each day so he can graduate and make his mom proud.