Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Saturday, 27th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood filmmakers dazzle on Africa Netflix campaign
Fire boy releases ‘New York City Girl’ video
Kizz Daniel releases 3rd studio album “King of Love”
Ikorodu boys receive invite for Extraction 2 premiere
Nollywood’ Uche Nnanna, loses mum
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Margot Robbie will star in new female-fronted ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie for Disney, The movie is not a sequel, but rather a “wholly original” story with new characters in the same universe.
DaBaby & Roddy Ricch release the apocalyptic music video for their #1 song, “ROCKSTAR.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan and Demi Lovato is now streaming on Netflix.
Taylor Swift speaks with LogoTV about the erasure of transgender and non-binary people in the US census: “I got my census the other day and there were two choices for gender: male and female.”
Christina Aguilera reveals to Billboard that when she was first coming up, her team wanted to give her the stage name “Christina Agee” because they thought her last name was “too long, too complicated, and too ethnic.”
Christopher Nolan’s new $200 MILLION blockbuster, ‘Tenet,’ has delayed its theatrical release to August 12th amid COVID-19 concerns.
Justin Bieber files $20 million defamation lawsuit against 2 Twitter users who alleged in posts that he sexually assaulted them, According to the suit, he believes the 2 accounts might be run by same person, or they’re a coordinated effort to ruin his reputation.
Quinn’s third studio album, ‘A Letter To My Younger Self’ is set to be released on July 10.
St. Louis rapper Huey is dead at 31 following a double shooting incident in his hometown. Huey, whose real name is Lawrence Franks Jr., was best known for his 2006 hit, “Pop, Lock & Drop It.”
Lady Gaga officially delays the #ChromaticaBall to Summer 2021 amid COVID-19: “If you’ve purchased a ticket already, you’ll find all of the new information in your email inbox. I can’t wait to see you there! Keep dancing at home in the meantime 😘”
Kanye West & GAP have partnerted up for a new clothing line that will rollout in the first half of 2021.
Beyonce will be presented with the 2020 “BET Humanitarian Award” for all the work she’s done to help underserved communities through her Beygood foundation.
📈 MUSIC DATA
BLACKPINK was the #1 most streamed female group on global Spotify on June 24 with over 4 million listens.
BLACKPINK is the most streamed female Korean act in Spotify history, earning over 2.5 billion streams
August Alsina’s ‘The ProdSuct III: #stateofEMERGEncy’ has entered the top 5 on US iTunes.
Jessie Ware’s ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ has entered the top 10 on US iTunes.
HAIM’s ‘Women in Music Pt. III.’ has reached #1 on US iTunes
Ariana Grande was the #1 most streamed female artist on global Spotify on June 24 with over 15.3 million listens.
Ariana Grande has released ten singles with at least 500 million on-demand streams each in the US (19 above 200 million).
Ariana Grande has sold nearly 2.5 million pure albums in the US throughout her career.
Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez’s “Past Life” has entered the top 10 on US iTunes.
Lil Durk’s ‘Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 (Deluxe)’ has reached #1 on the US Apple Music albums chart.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care” is now certified 3x Platinum in the UK.
Adele’s “When We Were Young” is now certified 2x Platinum in the UK.
Dua Lipa’s “Physical” is now certified Platinum in the UK.
Zara Larsson’s “Ruin My Life” is now certified Platinum in the UK.
Beyonce’s “Hold Up” is now certified Gold in the UK.
Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ is now certified Silver in the UK (album).
City Girls’ #CityOnLock to debut at #30 with 18K sold first week in the US. The group’s highest charting album.
Teyena Taylor’s #THEALBUM to debut at #11 with 31K sold first week in the US. Teyana’s highest charting album
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