Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album, Faith, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart, garnering the rapper his second leader. The guest-laden collection was released on July 16 and starts with 88,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 22, according to MRC Data.
The standard 20-track Faith features more than 20 guest stars, including Future, Dua Lipa, and Kanye West. A deluxe version of Faith, with four bonus tracks, was released on July 21.
Of Faith’s 88,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending July 22, SEA units comprise 83,000 (equaling 113.34 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 4,000 and TEA units comprise 1,000.
Pop Smoke previously topped the Billboard 200 with Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, which opened at No.1 on the list dated July 18, 2020, and spent two nonconsecutive weeks atop the chart. The set, which was billed as the rapper’s first studio album, went on to be the No.3 most popular album of 2020, according to MRC Data. It also won the 2021 Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album. On the latest Billboard 200, Shoot jumped from 11-9 with 28,000 units (up 5%).
Faith is Pop Smoke’s fourth charting album, and third top 10. He also landed with the mixtape Meet the Woo, V.2 (debuting and peaking at No.7 on the Feb. 22, 2020, chart) and Meet the Woo, V.1 Mixtape (No.105 peak on March 7, 2020).
Back in March, Shoot For The Stars made history. The best-selling release became the longest-running album to sit atop Billboard’s Hip Hop/R&B chart since 1990. The album tied Michael Jackson’s Bad (1987) on making history and tied Prince’s Purple Rain (1984) a week later.
Helping to propel the LP’s success were the many singles off the album, including the platinum-certified “Hello,” “Got It On Me,” and “Something Special.” The album also included three 2x platinum tracks (“Mood Swings,” “The Woo,” and “What You Know About Love”), one 3x platinum song (the Grammy-nominated “Dior”), and the 4x platinum “For The Night.”