Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 7th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
I didn’t marry #NURTW boss because of money – Actress Olayinka Lawal
Actor Seun Ajayi confirms sexual harassment in Nollywood, calls out male filmmakers
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Director of #FantasticFour reboot reveals that he wanted to cast a black actress as the female superhero Sue Storm, but got “heavy pushback.”
Trans model Plastic Martyr says #LeaMichele made transphobic comments towards her at the 2010 Emmys: “She’s standing there blocking my reach. She goes, ‘Excuse me?’ and she looks at her friends, looks at me again, and says, ‘Excuse you, you’re in the woman’s bathroom.”
Katy Perry revealed during #KatyNoCaldeirão she originally had a different concept for the #Daisies video: “I had other plans for this video. I never thought of doing something so raw & simple, I also hope to never do something like that again. But it was what I had at the time”
Republic Records bans the term ‘Urban’ within the label: “We encourage the rest of the music industry to follow suit as it is important to shape the future of what we want it to look like, and not adhere to the outdated structure of the past.”
Neopets announces they are launching open beta for a mobile-friendly experience. The beloved online game has been around for more than 20 years.
Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall calls out beauty company L’Oréal on their lack of support for the black trans community after their #BLM statement: “Where is the accountability and apology to Munroe Bergdorf? Now is the time to make amends and lead by example.”
Former #FifthHarmony group member Ally Brooke announced her memoir, ‘Finding Your Harmony,’ out October 6, 2020.
‘The Help’ (2011) became the most-viewed movie on Netflix this week amid Black Lives Matter protests.
Taylor Swift donates to the NAACP to support their work in fighting racial injustice and urges fans to register to vote.
Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock speaks out on racism and her personal experiences with it: “My reality is constantly feeling like I have to work ten times harder and longer to mark my place in the group — because my talent alone isn’t enough.”
Leigh-Anne and Normani bond over being the overlooked black member of their respective girl groups: “this is why I’ve always felt a connection to you 🖤 always here for you sis xx”
Nicki Minaj reveals during Dj Boof’s livestream that she, Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign shot a music video for their unreleased #Yandhi collaboration, #NewBody: “The fakk that we shot a whole video to this song”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ now ranks among the top 10 best selling albums of the year in the US in pure sales.
Ariana Grande was the most streamed female artist on global Spotify in May, with 466 million streams.
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” spends a 20th week at #1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100. It’s the longest running #1 single in the chart’s history.
Marshmello and Halsey’s “Be Kind” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.
BTS’ was the #1 most streamed group on global Spotify on June 4 with 11.8 million listens.
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” has now sold over 3 million units in the US.
BLACKPINK was the #1 most streamed female group on global Spotify on June 4 with 5.3 million listens.
The Weeknd ’s “Save Your Tears” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.
Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” has now sold over 700,000 units in the US.
Lil Baby and Dugg’s “We Paid” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.
Chris Brown and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” has now sold over 200,000 units in the US.
Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.
Doja Cat’s “Boss Bitch” has now surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify.
Cardi B is the first female rapper to have three tracks reach 1 billion streams each on Spotify (Girls Like You, I Like It & Taki Taki).
Dj Snake, Selena Gomez, zuna and Cardi B’s “Taki Taki” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.
Little Mix’s “Wings” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Rihanna has now surpassed 20 billion total streams on Spotify. She remains the most streamed female artist in the platform’s history.
Justin Bieber and Quavo’s “Intentions (Short Version)” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” has now surpassed 400 million views on YouTube.
Former #DanceMoms star Adriana Smith reveals Abby Lee Miller made racist remarks to her and then 7-year-old during filming: “Do you remember you told me ‘Do you want me to tell you why you are really here? LOOK in the MIRROR! That’s the only reason you are here.’”
Click here to like our Facebook page
Click here to follow us on Twitter
Click here to join us on Whatsapp