Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 10th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze, comedian, Ali Baba, Efe Omoregbe, who is the manager of singer, 2face and other celebrities, have been named members of COVID-19 committee
Happy Birthday to Naira Marley
Lebanese Nollywood actor, Bilal Nosser rescued from kidnappers
Filmmaker, Mofe Duncan urges men to treat women better
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Billie Eilish told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that she and Finneas have been writing new music in quarantine: “We got some stuff coming”
Ariana Grande is now the first female artist to reach the #1 spot on the US Spotify chart this year with her Justin Bieber
Tyra Banks breaks silence on her problematic #ANTM moments that have been going viral lately: “Looking back, those were some really off choices. Appreciate your honest feedback”
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard has died in his Nashville home at the age of 87, the artist’s son Danny Penniman confirmed
HITSDD projects Kenny Chesney’s ‘Here and Now’ to debut at #1 in the US with 233,841 total units while Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ to debut at #2 with 225,783 total units.
Top 4 songs on US iTunes:
1️⃣ Stuck with U
2️⃣ I Called Mama
4️⃣ Say So (Remix) [Original Version]
The cast of #PrettyLittleLiars is getting together for a virtual reunion on Friday, May 15 at 12PM ET.
Adele’s personal trainer addresses the singer’s weight loss and the conversations surrounding it: “This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo.”
Amanda Seales calls out Justin Timberlake and other white artists for disabling comments on their posts about Ahmaud Arbery.
Ariana Grande stopped #TigerKing’s Carole Baskin from appearing in the “Stuck with U” music video.
’s “GOOBA” music video garnered a whopping 43.55 MILLION views in its first 24 hours, making it the biggest hip-hop debut in YouTube history.
The music video for #StuckWithU by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber garnered over 13.6 MILLION views on YouTube in its first 24 hours.
Ellie Goulding will reportedly release her new album #BrightestBlue in June. Optical disc
Billboard reports that “Say So” is dominating in sales and radio play, while “Savage” is dominating on streaming, making the chart race for the top of the Hot 100 extremely close.
Amazon Original ‘Upload’ has been renewed for Season 2 at Prime Video
Today in 2003, Madonna‘s ‘American Life’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 241,000 sold.
LIL UZI VERT‘s ‘Eternal Atake’ has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. It’s the first 2020 hip-hop album to hit this milestone.
Chloe x Halle will release their brand new single #DoIt on Friday, May 15th. Gem stone
📈 MUSIC DATA
“MEGATRON” by Nicki Minaj has reached 100 MILLION views on YouTube. This is her 55th video to achieve this, extending her record as the female artist with the most videos surpassing 100 MILLION views on the platform.
Jhene Aiko’s ‘CHILOMBO’ has now sold over 500,000 total units in the US.
Drake’s “Teenage Fever” has now sold over 2 million units in the US
Cardi B’s “Bickenhead” has now sold over 900,000 units in the US.
Little Richard’s albums have earned a combined 1 million total units in the US since the start of the Soundscan era (1991).
6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” music video garnered a whopping 43.55 MILLION views in its first 24 hours, making it the biggest hip-hop debut in YouTube history.
Ariana Grande is now the female artist with most #1 hits on US Spotify (7).
Kehlani’s ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ aiming for 60-65K first week in the US, Kehlani’s biggest sales week yet
Pink’s “Just Like a Pill” is now certified Platinum in the UK
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘My December’ has re-entered the top 100 on US iTunes. It was originally released in 2007.
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce’s “Savage Remix” has re-entered the top 10 on US Apple Music.
Evanescence’s ‘Fallen’ has re-entered the top 10 on US iTunes. It has sold 8.07 million to date.
Ariana Grande is the first female artist to reach #1 on the US Spotify chart this year.
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s #stuckwithu earns the biggest debut for a male-female duet in Spotify history.
The music video for #StuckWithU by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber garnered over 13.6 MILLION views on YouTube in its first 24 hours
ArianaGrande’s ‘thank u, next’ has now sold over 5.5 million units in the US (single).
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ has now sold over 5 million total units in the US.
Most viewed music videos within 24 hours (YouTube)
#1 Boy With Luv 74.6M
#2 ME! 65M
#3 Kill This Love 56.7M
#4 thank u, next 55.4M
#5 ON (Kinetic Manifesto) 46.5M
#6 IDOL 45.9M
#7 ON 43.8M
#8 GOOBA 43.5M
#9 Look What You Made Me Do 43.2M
#10 Fancy 42.1M
Lil Kim charts five songs in the top 10 on the US iTunes music video chart.
BTS was the most streamed group on global YouTube for the week ending May 7 (139 million).
6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” has reached #1 on US Apple Music.
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