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Pop Smoke

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Pop Smoke
Pop Smoke performing in February 2020
Pop Smoke performing in February 2020
Background information
Birth nameBashar Barakah Jackson
Born(1999-07-20)July 20, 1999
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 19, 2020(2020-02-19) (aged 20)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active2018–2020
Cause of deathMurder (gunshot wounds to torso)
Resting placeGreen-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper. He was eventually signed to Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. In April 2019, he released the song "Welcome to the Party". The song was the lead single of his first mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in July 2019. "Welcome to the Party" was made into two remixes featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. Pop Smoke also worked with Lil Tjay, Calboy and Travis Scott.

Life[change | change source]

Bashar Barakah Jackson was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended middle school there and got expelled in 8th grade. He was the son of a Jamaican mother and a Panamanian father.

Assassination[change | change source]

On February 19, 2020, Jackson was shot three times by a male teenager during a home invasion in Los Angeles, California. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died later that day at age of 20.[1]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Mixtapes[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2020 BET Awards Himself Best New Artist Nominated [2]
2020 MTV Video Music Awards Himself Push Best New Artist Longlisted [3][4]
"The Woo" (featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch) Song of Summer Nominated
2020 BET Hip Hop Awards Himself Best New Hip-Hop Artist Won [5]
2021 ARIA Music Awards Pop Smoke – Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon ARIA Award for Best International Artist Nominated [6]
2021 Grammy Awards "Dior" Best Rap Performance Nominated [7]
2021 Billboard Music Awards Himself Top Artist Nominated [8]
Himself Top New Artist Won
Himself Top Male Artist Nominated
Himself Top Billboard 200 Artist Nominated
Himself Top Hot 100 Artist Nominated
Himself Top Streaming Songs Artist Nominated
Himself Top Rap Artist Won
Himself Top Rap Male Artist Won
Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon Top Billboard 200 Album Won
Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon Top Rap Album Won

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Boogie Monk Antagonist[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Only the solo version appears on Meet the Woo.
  1. McLaughlin, Eliott C.; Respers France, Lisa (February 19, 2020). "Rapper Pop Smoke killed in home invasion, officials confirm". CNN. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  2. "2020 BET Awards: Drake, Megan Thee Stallion & Roddy Ricch Lead Nominees, CBS Airing Show For First Time". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  3. Drake, Carolyn (July 23, 2020). "Doja Cat, Pop Smoke, And More Are Nominated For VMAs' Best New Artist". Uproxx. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. Ginsberg, Gab (July 30, 2020). "Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga Lead 2020 MTV VMA Nominations: See Full List". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  5. Grein, Paul (September 29, 2020). "DaBaby Leads All Nominees For 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards: Here's the Complete List of Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  6. Billy, August (November 24, 2021). "2021 ARIA Awards Winners: Live Updates". MusicFeeds. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  7. "2020 Grammy Winners & Nominees". Grammy Awards. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  8. "The Weeknd Leads All Finalists for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  9. Curto, Justin (December 10, 2020). "Eddie Huang's Movie Boogie, Starring Pop Smoke, Comes Out March 5". Vulture. Retrieved December 10, 2020.