Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 19th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba, adopts young man, Demola, to sponsor his education.
Nollywood actress and Presenter, Dorcas Shola Fapson says D’banj got Seyitan arrested and threatened her with lawsuit
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
NBA players will have the option to wear a “smart ring” that detects COVID-19 symptoms while training at Walt Disney World resort in Orlando. The Oura smart ring can forecast symptoms up to three days in advance with “90 percent accuracy.”
Madison Beer receives her FIRST career RIAA certifications with three tracks:
“Hurts Like Hell” feat. Offset (GOLD)
“Home With You” (GOLD)
South La Cafe, a Black-owned coffee shop, reveal they had “150 customers in 29 minutes” after Ariana Grande shared their store on Instagram: “We’ve been fortunate to win her over from Starbucks – This is an example of people with influence and privilege forwarding the movement.”
Swae Lee has released his new song, “Reality Check.”
Zack Snyder teases first look at Snyder Cut of #JusticeLeague, set to premiere on HBO Max in 2021.
Alanis Morissette changes release date for new album, ‘Such Pretty Forks in the Road,’ to Friday, July 31st.
Alanis Morissette will release a special digital reissue of her 1995 album, ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ on June 26th in honor of its 25th anniversary.
Raven-Symonè reveals she’s married to Miranda Maday.
Vanessa Bryant is pushing lawmakers to pass new “Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act” bill. The legislation would “improve the safety of helicopters” and “save many lives,” Bryant said in a statement directed toward politicians.
“Snow On Tha Bluff” by J. Cole debuts at #1 on US Spotify with 1.46 MILLION streams.
Ashnikko has released her new single, “Cry” featuring Grimezsz.
“Thinking about the world and sending love. I walk in circles and reflect sometimes about what I want to say. I want to say I love you” – Lady Gaga via Instagram
📈 MUSIC DATA
iKON’s “Love Scenario” has now surpassed 400 million views on YouTube
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” now ranks among the top 5 most audio-streamed songs in the US this year.
Top US unit sales debuts of 2020 (singles):
- Life Is Good 454K
- Toosie Slide 397K
3 THE SCOTTS 326K
- stuck with u 290K
- GOOBA 284K
- Godzilla 283K
- Rain On Me 273K
- Baby Pluto 269K
BLACKPINK is the first female Korean act to surpass 20 million monthly listeners on global Spotify
Top 10 groups on this week’s Artist 100:
- Run Jewels
- Queen WillRock
- The Beatles
- Jonas Brothers
- Maroon 5
- Fleetwood Mac
- FLAGA Line
- Imagine Dragons
Kygo, Lady Gaga and Grimezsz are the only artists to earn at least 10 entries on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart this year.
Jhene Aiko, Kehlani, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd are the only artists to earn at least 10 entries on the Hot R&B Songs chart this year.
Top 10 female soloists on this week’s Artist 100:
- Lady Gaga
- Billie Eilish
- DUA LIPA
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Ariana Grande
- Doja Cat
- Taylor Swift
- Maren Morris
- Camila Cabello
The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” has now surpassed 300 million views on YouTube.
Iyaz’s “Replay” has entered the US Spotify Viral 50 chart. The former Hot 100 #2 hit is currently gaining traction on TikTok.
BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: PERSONA’ has now sold over 500,000 pure copies in the US.
Gunna’s “SKYBOX” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Drake and Play Boi Carti’s “Pain 1993” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
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