Elite 100: Pop Smoke Charts; Green Day Reaches No. 11

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Pop Smoke performs at Rolling Loud Los Angeles on December 15, 2019. The rapper died Wednesday at age 20
Pop Smoke’s career was just taking off when news of his death broke Feb. 19. His rise was evident from his upcoming tour routing and a good showing on the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending Feb. 13. 
The New York rapper was shot dead at 20 years old in Los Angeles Feb. 19, according to reports from multiple sources. He was known as a leader of the “Brooklyn drill rap” subgenre and his star was undeniably rising, as he had club and theater dates booked throughout North America in March and festival appearances lined up at Something In The Water in Virginia Beach, Va., and Rolling Loud Music Festivals in Miami and Portimao, Portugal. 
Pop Smoke entered the Elite 100 Chart at No. 25 for the week ending Feb. 13 after the Feb. 7 release of the Meet The Woo 2 mixtape. His strongest metric was his 49.5 million on-demand streams, though he also sold 4,200 albums and 4,900 songs. 
Tributes to Pop Smoke have already started pouring in through social media, including Nicki Minaj, who wrote on Instagram: “The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop.”
Roddy Ricch was once again No. 1, but Green Day’s Father of All…  dropped on Feb. 7, leading the punk band to big gains on the chart. 
The group logged 38,400 album sales for the week, the chart leader in that category. Combined with 11,500 song sales and 22.4 million on-demand streams, the group tallied 57,700 total units. 
Green Day recently announced a trip Down Under, and before that unveiled the “Hella Mega” Stadium Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy. 
Green Day performed stadium dates in 2017, including a nearly $1.6 million gross at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., with 36,912 tickets reportedly sold. 
Brent Faiyaz put out Fuck The World Feb. 7, which got him to No. 54 for the week, mostly thanks to his 35 million on-demand streams. The singer has a full club tour booked through March and April. He has reported many shows in the last two years, including a $43,566 gross at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore last year. 
Joji also released his latest single, “Run,” on Feb. 6, and he got to No. 79 on the chart for the week, with 24.4 million on-demand streams.
Next week’s charts will include data on new releases from Justin Bieber, Tame Impala, Carly Pearce, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, $UICIDEBOY$, Fetty Wap, Huey Lewis & The News, Boosie Badazz & Mo3, Tennis, Yung Gravy & bbno$, Curtis Roach and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Also be on the lookout for new projects from Youngboy Never Broke Again, BTS, Ozzy Osbourne, Grimes, Royce da 5’9, Pat Metheny, King Krule, Best Coast, Purr, David Starr and Guided By Voices.