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Pop Smoke's ‘Faith’ tops Billboard 200 chart, but fans slam his team for doing a 'poor job'

Stacked with 20 tracks, Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ featured some of the top global artists like Kanye West, Dua Lipa, Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch and others
UPDATED JUL 26, 2021
Pop Smoke ‘Faith’ tops Billboard 200 chart (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)
Pop Smoke ‘Faith’ tops Billboard 200 chart (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)

Despite getting disappointed from Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album ‘Faith’, looks like fans still showered their love on the late rapper’s project as it debuted at number one on the coveted list of Billboard 200 chart. Released on Friday, July 16, ‘Faith’ scored 88,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending July 22, as revealed by the MRC data.

Stacked with 20 tracks, Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ featured some of the top global artists like Kanye West, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, Chris Brown, Kid Cudi, Tyga, Karol G, and Lil Tjay among others. Billboard reported that ‘Faith’ scored 83,000 SEA units which equals 113.34 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks along with album sales comprising 4,000 units. Pop Smoke was shot and killed in February 2020 during a home-invasion robbery in Los Angeles.
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Pop Smoke posthumously scores second number one album

With ‘Faith’ debuting atop the album charts, Pop scored his second number one album posthumously and also became the first in history to posthumously debut the first two studio albums at number one. His previous album titled ‘Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon’ had opened at number one and spent two non-consecutive weeks atop the chart. The late rapper also recently posthumously won in the Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album categories at the recent Billboards Music Awards 2021.

Speaking of the 200 album chart, Billboard revealed that the second position was reserved by John Mayer’s ‘Sob Rock’ with 84,000 units, album sales comprising of 61,000 units making it the top-selling album of the week. SEA units comprised of 22,000 equaling 28.59 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks. Oivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ slipped to third position followed by Doja Cat’s ‘Planet Her’ sitting at the fourth spot. The fifth place was taken by Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ whereas, Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s collaborative former number one effort ‘The Voice of the Heroes’ sat at the sixth spot.  




‘Faith is his worst album. He deserved more. His team failed him.'

Pop’s fans who were furious with the late rapper’s team for including so many features in the album took to Twitter to react to ‘Faith’ grabbing the numero uno spot. One shocked fan asked, “How tf? That album was basically just features and less Pop Smoke.” Another said, “Faith isn’t 10/10 I’m a pop smoke fan, that album ain’t it at all.” One user shared, “You cannot say pop and forget the smoke.” The next one added, “Faith is his worst album. He deserved more. His team failed him.”
Meanwhile, one tweeted, “Sad thing is that he is not here to celebrate his success” adding an emoticon of a broken heart. One user posted, “F**k the world for taking this guy's life...he just started.” Another individual added, “How many more do you think he can keep making? This could be a trend.” One stated, “Juice didn't drop his second posthumous album tho. He will.” One fan shared, “I’m glad it went number 1 but I haven’t listen to it and I don’t think I ever will when the camp is doing it for a bag and clout.” Echoing similar sentiments, one fan concluded, “Pretty expected, even though they did a poor job with this album.”