Pop Smoke is on pace to have one of the biggest Hip Hop debuts of 2020.

According to HITS Daily Double, the NYC rapper’s posthumous album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon is estimated to earn around 175,000 to 195,000 equivalent album units. It would mark Pop’s first No. 1 effort.

Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon is also expected to have major success in regards to streaming. HDD is reporting around 200 million streams for Pop’s album, a giant jump form when the “Dior” artist released Meet The Woo 2 in February. That project debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with roughly 36,000 units earned.

Pop Smoke's 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' Reportedly Has The Billboard 200 On Lock

Pop Smoke’s Admiration For 50 Cent & The Woos Will Live On Well Past His Death

The album endured a bit of controversy following the rapper’s death in February in Los Angeles. Weeks after Pop’s death, 50 Cent said he would finish and executive produce the album and had plotted a course for not only its release date but featured guests.

“He told his mom, he wanted to take her to a award show. So I’m gonna make sure his album gets her there,” 50 wrote in March about SFTSAFTM and fulfilling a promise to Pop’s mother.

In total, the 19-track album from Pop features a who’s who of highly touted Hip Hop favorites including Quavo, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Future, Roddy Ricch and others. Even after the controversy surrounding the Virgil Abloh designed album art, fans have not only championed 50’s efforts in getting the album released, but how he managed to honor Pop’s legacy as well.

 

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