|Birth name||Bashar Barakah Jackson|
|Born||July 20, 1999|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 19, 2020 (aged 20)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Murder (gunshot wounds to torso)|
|Resting place||Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York|
Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was eventually signed to Victor 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.
On February 19, 2020, Pop Smoke 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. He was 20.
Discography[change | change source]
Studio albums[change | change source]
- Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon (2020)
- Faith (2021)
Mixtapes[change | change source]
- Meet the Woo (2019)
- Meet the Woo 2 (2020)
Singles[change | change source]
- "Welcome to the Party"[A](solo or featuring Nicki Minaj or Skepta)
- "War"(featuring Lil Tjay)
- "Christopher Walking"
- "Shake the Room"(featuring Quavo)
- "Make It Rain"(featuring Rowdy Rebel)
- "The Woo"(featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch)
- "Mood Swings"(featuring Lil Tjay)
- "For the Night"(featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby)
- "What You Know Bout Love"
- "Hello"(featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
- "Mr. Jones"
- "Woo Baby"(featuring Chris Brown)
- "Bad Boys"(featuring Obasi Jackson)
Awards and nominations[change | change source]
|2020||BET Awards||Himself||Best New Artist||Nominated|||
|2020||MTV Video Music Awards||Himself||Push Best New Artist||Longlisted|||
|"The Woo" (featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch)||Song of Summer||Nominated|
|2020||BET Hip Hop Awards||Himself||Best New Hip-Hop Artist||Won|||
|2021||ARIA Music Awards||Pop Smoke – Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon||ARIA Award for Best International Artist||Nominated|||
|2021||Grammy Awards||"Dior"||Best Rap Performance||Nominated|||
|2021||Billboard Music Awards||Himself||Top Artist||Nominated|||
|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]
References[change | change source]
- Only the solo version appears on Meet the Woo.
- McLaughlin, Eliott C.; Respers France, Lisa (February 19, 2020). "Rapper Pop Smoke killed in home invasion, officials confirm". CNN. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
- "2020 BET Awards: Drake, Megan Thee Stallion & Roddy Ricch Lead Nominees, CBS Airing Show For First Time". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
- Drake, Carolyn (July 23, 2020). "Doja Cat, Pop Smoke, And More Are Nominated For VMAs' Best New Artist". Uproxx. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
- Ginsberg, Gab (July 30, 2020). "Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga Lead 2020 MTV VMA Nominations: See Full List". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
- 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.
- Billy, August (November 24, 2021). "2021 ARIA Awards Winners: Live Updates". MusicFeeds. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
- "2020 Grammy Winners & Nominees". Grammy Awards. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "The Weeknd Leads All Finalists for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
- Curto, Justin (December 10, 2020). "Eddie Huang's Movie Boogie, Starring Pop Smoke, Comes Out March 5". Vulture. Retrieved December 10, 2020.