NEW POP SMOKE ALBUM FAITH DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD 200 CHARTS
VICTOR VICTOR WORLDWIDE AND REPUBLIC RECORDS SHARE SNEAK PEEK OF THE UPCOMING DELUXE EDITION OF FAITH DUE 7/30 BY RELEASING 4 NEW SONGS
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26 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Last week, Pop Smoke's new album FAITH debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts. Out now via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company the highly anticipated follow-up to Pop Smoke's posthumous debut album is the second Pop Smoke album to instantly reach #1 following Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon. After the release of FAITH, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon reentered the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at #9 this week, bringing its total to 47 weeks spent in the Top 10 to date.
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Last week on July 21st, Pop Smoke's birthday, Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records shared 4 new songs, "Questions," "Rundown," "Money Man," and "Defiant" as a sneak peak of the full deluxe edition of FAITH due July 30th. The same week Victor Victor Worldwide and the Shoot For The Stars Foundation also hosted the second annual Pop Smoke Day at Seaview Park in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Scenes for the new music video for "Coupe" were captured during the basketball tournament at the event.
FAITH delivers a star-studded tracklist featuring Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Pusha T, Future, Rick Ross, The-Dream, 42 Dugg, 21 Savage, Rah Swish, BEAM, Bizzy Banks, Takeoff, Lil Tjay, Swae Lee, Chris Brown, Quavo, Kodak Black, and TRAVI. The album also includes "Demeanor," the collaboration with pop powerhouse Dua Lipa.
Earlier this year, Pop Smoke's aforementioned album became the best-selling album of the year so far. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon earned the title of the longest running #1 Hip Hop/R&B Album since 1990, and landed the #1 spot for two non-consecutive weeks. The album, which has over 7 million units consumed worldwide, also reached the #1 spot on the Top Rap Albums chart and charted in the top five on the Billboard 200 for 34 weeks, becoming 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”), two 2x platinum songs (“The Woo” and "What You Know About Love"), two 3x platinum ("Mood Swings" and "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 20B streams worldwide and counting.
Listen to FAITH above and see album details below.
What the press is saying about FAITH:
"A splash of theater more visceral than any radio hit, any pop crossover" - The New York Times
"dazzling" - Rolling Stone
"Advanced and even bettered what the trap-and-drill-focused production team did on 'Shoot for the Stars.'" - Variety
"Pop Smoke’s Vision Remains Crystal Clear, Even When Others Are Seeing It Through" - Vulture
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 3 billion 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 34 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, landed the #1 spot for two non-consecutive weeks, 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 11B streams, launched three RIAA certified platinum songs ("Hello," "Got It On Me," and “Something Special”), two 2x platinum songs (“The Woo” and "What You Know About Love"), two 3x platinum ("Mood Swings" and "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 20B streams worldwide and counting.
Source Universal Music Canada
July 27, 2021 12:40pm ET by Universal Music Canada