Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Saturday, 30th May, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
‘You still make my heart skip in excitement’ – Stella Damasus showers love on Doris Simeons ex husband
“Brands Pay Me Millions” – Nollywood Actress, Biodun Okeowo slammed troll who bodyshamed her
Popular Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, says homosexuality Is caused by Ogbanje
Few weeks after her birthday, Mide Martins moved to tears as she receives a big surprise
Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria’s cinemas still dark
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Kylie Jenner has been stripped of billionaire status by Forbes after “lying” about net worth and “forging” tax returns.
Kylie Jenner – “What am I even waking up to. I thought this was a reputable site… All I see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. I’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. Period,”
Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock and soccer player Andre Gray are engaged! The singer revealed the news in a new Instagram post: “I’m marrying my soul mate, the man of my flipping dreams…”
Miley Cyrus speaks out about the murder of George Floyd and urges fans to call the governor of Minnesota and Attorney General to demand justice: “To my fans, each one of us has a voice—I’m asking you to please use it right now.”
Zara Larsson speaks out on the murder of #GeorgeFloyd: “Why aren’t people caring before they have to see trauma porn on their timeline?… The whole system is rigged. It’s designed to keep it this way.”
Cardi B speaks out on the Minneapolis protests following the #GeorgeFloyd murder, urges fans to vote in elections of mayors, judges and district attorneys: “These people… have the power to prosecute these cops when they do fck sht like this.”
Ava Max will release her new song, “Who’s Laughing Now?” on Tuesday, June 2nd.
“EAT A HUGE F*KING DCK AND CHOKE ON IT”. Billie Eilish to Donald Trump following his comments on the “thugs” rioting in Minneapolis
“We will vote you out in November.” Taylor Swift to Donald Trump after he called Minneapolis protesters “THUGS” and vowed that ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts.’
China McClain and Jake Short announce that “A.N.T. Farm” will be arriving to Disney Plus. The show will be available for streaming on Friday, June 26th.
Dua Lipa speaks out about the #GeorgeFloyd murder & urges fans to take action: “Surely this is when we say STOP, we will not tolerate any more generations of black Americans and people of color growing up in fear of those who should protect them.”
Niall Horan slams Donald Trump and cops involved in the killing of George Floyd.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” is challenging for a #1 debut on next week’s Hot 100.
Metacritic’s most discussed albums of 2020 so far: #1 Rare #2 MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 #3 Chromatica #4 Changes #5 Music to Be Murdered By #6 Future Nostalgia #7 MANIC #8 Fetch the Bolt Cutters #9 After Hours #10 Sawayama
Shakira becomes the first female artist to have a song from four different decades reach 100 million streams each on Spotify (90s, 00s, 10s, 20s).
Agust D’s ‘D-2’ to debut top 10 on the US albums chart with 38K sold. It earns the top sales week for a Korean soloist in the US to date.
Gunna’s ‘WUNNA’ debuts at #1 in the US with 113K sold first week, becoming Gunna’s first #1 album
Nicki Minaj and Drake’s “Moment 4 Life” is now certified Gold in the UK.
Cardi B has now surpassed 70 million RIAA certified units across albums, singles and features. Cardi is just the tenth female artist to reach this milestone.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” earns the biggest debut week streams for an all female collaboration in the UK (8.1 million).
Female acts with the most #1 singles in UK history:
Spice Girls 9
Kylie Minogue 7
Jess Glynne 7
Britney Spears 6
Lady Gaga 6
Ariana Grande 6
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande #RainOnMe officially debuts at #1 on the UK singles chart. Both Gaga and Ariana earn their sixth #1 hit.
Britney Spears’ “Mood Ring” has reached #1 on US iTunes. It was originally issued in Japan only in 2016.
Agust D becomes the first solo Korean artist in history to earn a top 10 album in the UK.
The 1975 continues an unbroken streak of #1’s in the UK. All of the group’s albums have debuted at #1.
Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” is now certified 5x Platinum in the UK.
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is now certified 3x Platinum in the UK.
Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” is now certified 3x Platinum in the UK.
SourCandy breaks the record for biggest debut for a song by a girl group in Spotify history (BLACKPINK & Lady Gaga).
Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” has now surpassed 3 billion views on YouTube. Ed is the first artist to have two music videos reach this milestone.
All of Lady Gaga’s top 10 singles on the Hot 100:
1 Just Dance
1 Poker Face
1 Born This Way
2 Bad Romance
3 The Edge of Glory
4 Million Reasons
5 Stupid Love
6 You & I
Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ is #1 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart for a 117th week. It’s the longest running #1 album ever.
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