Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 31st May, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels is having a baby with Ned Nwoko
Nollywood actor, Segun Ogungbe, welcomes baby boy with second wife
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Melanie, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Ross Lynch, Jas Sinclair, Kali Uchis and a host of entertainers joined the #BlackLivesMatter protest in the US earlier today.
Apple Music has given TikTok’s #1 star, Charli D’Amilio, and her sister their own “Summertime Sounds” playlist on the app’s home page.
Billie Eilish takes to Instagram to stress the importance of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and why “All Lives Matter” is counterproductive: “IF ALL LIVES MATTER WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE KILLED FOR JUST BEING BLACK?”
Follow this link to sign petitions, text/call mayors for justice, access resources and DONATE to organizations to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Robin Thicke honors late friend and mentor Andre Harrell with new song, “Forever Mine.”
Hilary Duff speaks up about the murder of George Floyd via Instagram: “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.”
Woody Allen criticizes the actors who denounced him in new interview with Guardian: “The actors have no idea of the facts and they latch on to some self-serving, public, safe position. [Denouncing me] became the fashionable thing to do, like everybody suddenly eating kale.”
Harry Styles speaks out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement: “I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting. I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers. Look inwards, educate yourself and others.”
Selena Gomez speaks out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement: “We all need to do better and not sit in silence as this injustice continues.”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Pop Smoke’s “Dior” is now certified Silver in the UK. It’s Pop Smoke’s first certified single.
New release projections (US;via HITSDD):
Lady Gaga – Chromatica 265-285K
Jimmy Buffett – Life on the Flip Side 65-70K
Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 3 35-45K
Gherbo – PTSD Deluxe 24-27K
Kygo – Golden Hour 22-25K
Kip Moore – Wild World 14-17K
Lady Gaga’s #Chromatica aiming for #1 debut in the US with 265-285K first week, her sixth #1 and biggest debut since ‘Born This Way’
Shakira and Wyclef’s “Hips Don’t Lie” has now surpassed 600 million streams on Spotify.
Bridgit Mendler’s “Ready Or Not” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify. It’s her first song to achieve this milestone.
Harry Styles’ “Lights Up” has now surpassed 300 million streams on Spotify.
Biggest first day female album debuts on global Spotify:
1 thank u, next 70.2M
2 Lover 54.9M
3 Chromatica 48.3M
4 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? 47M
5 Sweetener 37M
6 Future Nostalgia 29.2M
7 Invasion of Privacy 27M
8 Rare 25.3M
9 Camila 19.5M
10 MANIC 17.3M
Chris Brown and Drake’s “No Guidance” has now sold over 4.5 million units in the US.
Lady Gaga was the #1 most streamed artist on global Spotify on May 29 with 56 million streams.
Little Mix and Jason Derulo’s “Secret Love Song” has now surpassed 300 million views on YouTube.
Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Lady Gaga simultaneously holds the top 2 spots on global Spotify, becoming the first female artist to achieve this in 2020 (#RainOnMe and #SourCandy).
SourCandy is now the highest charting single by a Korean act in Spotify history (BLACKPINK; co-lead with Lady Gaga).
Juice WRLD’s “Righteous” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ has now sold over 500,000 total units in the US.
Eminem’s ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ has now sold over 800,000 units in the US.
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