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Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 24th April, 2020

Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 24th April, 2020

Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)

🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT

Singer, Tekno Miles challenges Anthony Joshua, Wil Mayweather to a fight

Covid-19 Lockdown: Tonto Dikeh blasts network providers for lack of free subscription

‘My dreams scare me but I know I’m capable’ – Tonto Dikeh affirms about helping billions of African children

‘Mercy brings me peace, she’s my answered prayer’ – Ike says as he counts down to their first ever show, ‘Mercy and Ike Show’

BBNaija Tacha and Sir Dee out on streets of Lagos distributing relief items to the poor

‘You taught me how to make stronger use of my eyes while acting’ – Yul Edochie says as he celebrates In Edo

‘Our love is rare, very strange, yet the best’ – BBNaija Mercy professes to Ike

Akon finally announces new track with Wizkid is coming real soon

🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT

Beyoncé’s BeyGood foundation partners up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to provide $6 MILLION in funding to organizations providing mental wellness services amid COVID-19.

“I still have some songs that I am yet to put out that I’m really excited about and who knows where the next record will take me. I do find that it’s always something from the previous record that leads me into the next one.” — Dua Lipa to Dazed Magazine

Demi Lovato will join Jameela Jamil today on her podcast, #IWeigh, to talk body acceptance, cancel culture and more.

VOGUE Magazine’s June / July cover features a single red rose, representing, a symbol of “beauty, hope, and reawakening” and a way to focus on solidarity rather than a celebrity.

TXT has released a cover of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” on SoundCloud.

Singer-songwriter John Robert has released the music video for “Pelican,” one of five songs on his forthcoming debut EP, ‘Bailey Barely Knew Me.’

Missy Elliott has released the music video for “Cool Off.”

Charli XCX has released “claws,” the latest track from her upcoming quarantine-album “how i’m feeling now.”

Taylor Swift says her former label is releasing an album of live performances from 2008 TONIGHT without her approval: “Just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent.”

Lindsay Lohan privately messages a fan to show support to Taylor Swift during her ongoing battle with former label Big Machine Records.

Tom Hanks donated his typewriter to a bullied 8-year-old boy named Corona with the message: “You’ve got a friend in me!”

All seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available to stream on Netflix US starting Friday, May 15th.

Ariana Grande accepts Madonna’s #AllInChallenge and nominates Mariah Carey. Fans can purchase entries to win a studio hang and dinner, with proceeds going to charity.

📈 MUSIC DATA

Bad Bunny’s ‘YHLQMDLG’ has now sold over 600,000 total units in the US. It’s eligible for Latin Diamond

Da Baby and Roddy Ricch’s “ROCKSTAR” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US.

Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” has now surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube. It’s their first video to reach this milestone.

All of Travis Scott’s studio albums are currently in the top 100 on US Apple Music.

Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ has re-entered the top 200 on US Apple Music. It was the #1 album on the service exactly one year ago.

‘Map of the Soul: 7’ is now BTS’s best selling album in the US. It surpasses ‘Map of the Soul: PERSONA’ (pure).

Juice WRLD’s new song “Righteous” has been released yesterday night

Katy Perry’s “Small Talk” is now certified Gold in Australia.

Frank Ocean, Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator’s “Biking” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.

The Rolling Stones’ “Living In A Ghost Town” has entered the top 10 on US iTunes

IFPI’s Global #1 Best Selling Studio Album of
2019: Lover
2018: Love Yourself 轉 Tear
2017: Divide
2016: Lemonade
2015: 25
2014: 1989
2013: Midnight Memories
2012: 21
2011: 21
2010: Recovery

SZA’s “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” has re-entered the US Apple Music chart.

Beyonce is the only artist in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 with each of their first six studio albums:
Dangerously In Love
B’Day
I Am… Sasha Fierce
4
BEYONCÉ
Lemonade

The ‘Frozen’ series has now spent 65 weeks at #1 on the Soundtracks chart, surpassing ‘Hannah Montana’ as the franchise with the most total weeks at #1.

Taylor Swift and Dixie Chicks’ “Soon You’ll Get Better” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.

Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me” has now sold over 400,000 units in the US.

Halsey’s “Without Me” has now sold over 6.5 million units in the US.

One Direction returns to the Social 50 chart for the first time in over a year. The group previously hit #1.

Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’ has re-entered the US iTunes chart.

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