Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Saturday, 9th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa, has apologised for labelling an aspiring actress a ’joker’ after she asked her for advice about getting into the industry.
Nonso Diobi housed me and many upcoming actors in Lagos, Yul Edochie recounts
87-year-old man sells houses he gave children after they refused to attend wedding. Simon Kamakia has sparked outrage on social media after he sold off houses and parcels of land which he had initially given to his children.
British-Nigerian rapper TY Ben Chijioke dies of coronavirus. The Mercury Prize-nominated rapper based in the U.K. — has reportedly passed away from complications due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Kodak’s death: Autopsy result proves Clarence Peters is innocent. After severally days in detention, Music director and cinematographer, Clarence Peters and his crew members have reportedly been released by the police.
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
6ix9ine’s new single “GOOBA” is out now.
Little Mix has released the music video for “Break Up Song.”
Taylor Swift announces concert special #TaylorSwiftCityofLover will air May 17 at 10PM EST on ABC and be available on demand on Hulu and Disney+ the following day.
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” departs the top 10 in the UK after a record 25 weeks in the region. It’s the longest-running top 10 by a British female solo artist in history.
Hailee Steinfeld’s new US certifications:
Rock Bottom – PLATINUM
Most Girls – 2x PLATINUM
Starving – 4x PLATINUM
Tekashi 6ix9ine breaks the Instagram Live viewership record with over 1.7 MILLION views.
The official cover for Britney Spears’ 2016 album ‘Glory’ has been updated on all streaming platforms.
Jhené Aiko announces a Deluxe version of ‘Chilombo’ is coming “this month.”
Best selling albums of 2020 so far (US total activity)
1 After Hours
2 Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
3 Eternal Atake
4 My Turn
5 Hollywood’s Bleeding
6 Music to Be Murdered By
7 MAP OF THE SOUL: 7
📈 MUSIC DATA
Kehlani charts three songs in the top 10 on US Apple Music, the most of any artist:
2 Can I Feat.
9 Change Your Life
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s #stuckwithu has reached #1 on US iTunes.
Four versions of Doja Cat’s “Say So” are now simultaneously charting in the top 10 on US iTunes (three with Nicki Minaj).
“Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga has been certified SILVER in the UK.
Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ officially debuts at #1 on the UK albums chart. It’s his third #1 album.
Jhus’ ‘Common Sense’ is now certified Platinum in the UK.
Ariana Grande and Justin ieber’s #stuckwithu is now the #1 trending video on YouTube US.
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J BALVIN’s “I Like It” is now certified 2x Platinum in the UK.
James Bay’s “Let It Go” is now certified 3x Platinum in the UK.
Billie Eilish’s “ilomilo” will officially impact US Alternative radio on May 26 as Billie’s next radio single.
Post Malone’s “Wow.” has now earned over 1 billion on-demand streams in the US.
The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ is now certified Silver in the UK (album).
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s #stuckwithu has entered the top 10 on US Apple Music.
Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘SUGA’ rises to #7 on the US albums chart, becoming Megan’s highest charting project yet
Drake ends a decade long streak of #1 album debuts in the US. He had sent nine new projects in a row to the top spot.
6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” has entered the top 10 on US iTunes.
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