Pop Smoke's music is climbing the Official UK Charts following his death last week.
The Brooklyn drill rapper died on February 19 at the age of 20 after being shot inside a home in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Dior, which is a bonus track on his mixtape Meet The Woo Vol. 2 and was one of his better known songs before his death, enters this week's Official Singles Chart Top 40 at Number 33, a climb of 40 places on the previous week.
Prior to Dior's Top 40 entry, Smoke had landed two Top 100 songs in 2020 alone: Gatti with Jackboys and Travis Scott, and Quavo collaboration Shake The Room. View Pop Smoke's Official UK Chart history in full.
On this week's Official Albums Chart, Meet The Woo Vol. 2 climbs 11 places to Number 16, marking a new peak for the mixtape. It was Smoke's second mixtape, following his debut Meet The Woo in July last year.
Pop Smoke was spearheading the drill movement in America and, despite making music for less than 18 months, was being heralded as the future of US rap.
The LA Times reports that his death was the result of assailants targeting the rented mansion in Hollywood, which is becoming an increasing problem in the area.