Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Monday, 18th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood movie, ‘Delivery Boy’ rated second on Netflix streaming
Yul Edochie decries low quality of Nollywood home videos
BBNaija’s Teddy A features on Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary
‘12 years ago today, I would have being in the kitchen splashing oil all-over my outfit’ – #BBNaija’s Enkay recalls
‘Leave him alone, he doesn’t like stress’ – Wizkid’s 1st babymama, Shola tells trolls
‘If you don’t have money, don’t DM me, my 6 months deal is N6m’ – Bobrisky tells brand owners
‘Best Man! He pays me salary without working for him’ – BBNaija Khloe gushes over music mogul Soberekon
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Cara Delevingne defends ex-girlfriend Ashley Benson after she’s spotted kissing G-Eazy: “To everyone hating on [Ashley Benson] please stop. You don’t know the truth, only her and I do and that’s exactly how it should be.”
3 years ago today, Selena Gomez released “Bad Liar.” The highly-acclaimed track featured on numerous year-end lists and is regarded as a career highlight for Gomez. It peaked at #20 in the US, is certified PLATINUM and has been streamed over 750 MILLION times globally.
6ix9ine claims his status on Instagram & New York, as well as announcing the release of a new music video on Friday, May 22nd: “I proved I’m the king of Instagram. AND I TOOK BACK THE KING OF NEW YORK. I proved that to you with numbers. The Internet was dead without me.”
Top 4 songs on US iTunes:
2️⃣ Blinding Lights
3️⃣ Will (Remix)
Bebe Rexha has partnered up with Walgreens to honor the class of 2020 with her new remix, “Here’s To 2020” coming out soon.
Dua Lipa reveals that her YG Blink collaboration, “Kiss And Make Up” was pitched to Demi Lovato, Britney Spears & Miley Cyrus among others in an interview with BritishGQ: “They thought the lyrics were too young.”
Lady Gaga teases her upcoming collaboration with Ariana Grande, #RainOnMe coming out this Friday with the upcoming weather forecast on #Chromatica.
Nav scores his second #1 album on the Billboard 200 as ‘Good Intentions’ debuts atop the chart with 135,000 units (73,000 pure sales).
Kehlani’s ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 83,000 units (25,000 pure sales). It becomes her third Top 10, and highest-peaking, project, as well as marking her biggest sales week ever.
Lil Nas X says his debut album is “79% done.”
Usher faces backlash for saying Nicki Minaj is a product of Lil Kim in an Instagram Live with Swizz Beatz.
📈 MUSIC DATA
“Sucker” by Jonas Brothers has been certified 3x PLATINUM in the US.
‘Father of Asahd’ by DJ Khaled has been certified PLATINUM in the US.
‘LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR’ by #BadBunny debuts at #7 on the Billboard 200 with 42,000 units (8,000 pure sales) from less than five days of tracking. It becomes his third Top 10 album.
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce’s “Savage” is #1 for a second week at US Urban radio.
Bad Bunny’s ‘LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR’ debuts at #1 on this week’s Top Latin Albums chart. It dethrones his own ‘YHLQMDLG’, which had been #1 since it replaced ‘X 100PRE’.
Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ was the #1 most streamed album in the US for a second week in a row [105.5 million].
Kehlani’s ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ debuts at #1 on this week’s Top R&B Albums chart. It’s her third consecutive #1.
Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake’ has now spent ten consecutive weeks in the Billboard 200’s top 10.
‘Good Intentions’ is Nav’s second consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200.
Future’s High Off Life’ aiming for #1 debut with 170-185K first week in the US, 200 million+ streams
Harry Styles’ #WatermelonSugar has now sold over 1.1 million units in the US.
Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” lyric video has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube
Today in 1996, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads” reached #1 on the Hot 100.
1 year ago today, Shawn Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You” debuted and peaked at #2 on the Hot 100.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ has re-entered the top 5 on US iTunes following #TaylorSwiftCityOfLover
Juice WRLD’s ‘Goodbye & Good Riddance’ has now spent 2 full years on the Billboard 200.
1 year ago today, Logic and Eminem’s “Homicide” debuted and peaked at #5 on the Hot 100.
6 years ago today, Ariana Grande and IGGYAZALEA’s “Problem” debuted in the Hot 100’s top 10 with 438,000 downloads sold.
Luke Bryan’s “One Margarita” has reached #1 on US iTunes following #AmericanIdol finale
5 years ago today, Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” reached its peak of #2 on the Hot 100. It spent 25 weeks in the top 10 and went RIAA Diamond
35 years ago today, Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” reached #1 on the Hot 100 [from ‘The Breakfast Club’].
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