Pop Smoke lands his first No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “For The Night”, featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, climbs from runner-up rank on the chart dated Dec. 12. The track advances with a 7% boost in plays in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. With the chart’s new champ, the late Pop Smoke caps a year in which he collected his first four visits to the Rhythmic list. He previously posted a No. 3 high, from “The Woo”, featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, in October. His breakout single “Dior” climbed to No. 28 in May, while his other Rhythmic single, “What You Know Bout Love”, jumps 24-17 on the latest chart. The latter title posted a 44% increase in plays in the tracking week. Fans and radio programmers, too, evidently have actively supported the late rapper’s material following his death in February at age 20. His posthumous debut album, “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon”, has logged the most weeks at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart for any project since 2012. As “Night” sits atop the Rhythmic Songs chart, Pop Smoke becomes the third artist to claim a posthumous No. 1 since the chart began in 1992. He follows Soulja Slim, whose feature on Juvenile’s “Slow Motion” helped the song reach No. 1 in July 2004, nearly eight months after his death in November 2003; and Static Major, whose death in February 2008 preceded his 12-week run at the summit as a guest on Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.” Notably, as Soulja Slim and Static Major topped the chart in featured roles, Pop Smoke is the first posthumous lead performer to score a No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs. Beyond its Rhythmic Songs coronation, “Night” holds at No. 2 on Rap Airplay for a second straight week, though it improves 11% in audience in the week ending Dec. 6. It likewise repeats its No. 11 standing on R&B/Hip Hop Airplay, where it adds 12% in audience reach to 10.6 million in the same period, its first time cracking the nine-digit listener threshold.