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Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

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‘Soon on your big screen’ – Mercy’s lover, Ike hints on new movie

BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke launches real estate firm,

Nollywood Actress, Queen Elenora Blasts Nigerians For Hailing Prophet Odumeje

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Celebrates 25 Years In Nollywood

🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT

The new Hunger Games prequel novel, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,’ hits bookshelves today!

Justin Bieber addresses 6ix9ine’s “cheating” accusations and reiterates the rules for the Hot 100: “This is my song with Ariana Grande and I’m honored to work with her to help raise money for a great cause. If you gonna say her name make sure you say mine because it’s our song.”

Dove Cameron opens up to Apple Music about her desire to make darker music: “Nobody ever believes me when I say this, so I always say this kind of defeated, but I am, like, a dark person.”

Rina Sawayama announces she will release the music video for “Bad Friend” this week.

Haim  will release their new song, “Don’t Wanna,” this Thursday, May 21st.

Scooter Braun responds to 6ix9ine’s accusation of cheating on the Hot 100, claims the investigation in question was actually looking at “paid bot activity” on the “GOOBA” music video.

Zara Larsson shows her support for Ariana Grande after the singer defended herself from cheating accusations: “TELL THE RAT!!!!!!!!!!! Queen.”

Ariana Grande celebrates “Stuck with U” debuting at #1 & addresses “cheating” accusations: “to anybody that is displeased with their placement…or racking their brain thinking of as many ways… to discredit hardworking women… i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself.”

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber join Mariah Carey and Drake as the only artists in HISTORY to have three songs debut at #1 on the Hot 100.

New Zara Larsson music is on the way! The singer revealed that she is shooting videos for two singles and is on the set for the cover artwork of her upcoming new album!

David Arquette announces he will reprise his role of Sheriff Dewey Riley in the #Scream reboot days after Neve Campbell teased that she will reprise her role of Sidney Prescott. The original film’s screenwriter Kevin Williamson will serve as executive producer.

‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown apologizes for rapping the N-word to DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR” on Instagram: “I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable.”

Harry Styles has released the summery new music video for “Watermelon Sugar.”

ToveLo will release her new song, #sadderbaddercooler on Friday, May 22nd alongside the #SunshineKittyPawPrintsEdition.

‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift re-enters the Top 5 on the US iTunes Albums chart following #TaylorSwiftCityOfLover concert special.

Adele, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have become friendly neighbors after moving just five minutes from one another in Beverly Hills, Daily Mirror reports.

Season 2 of “The Politician” hits Netflix on Friday, June 19th.

Katy Perry will kick off GMA’s Summer Concert Series with a performance of #Daisies this Friday.  

Justin Bieber revealed in Hailey Bieber’s Facebook Watch series that he wishes he had “saved himself” for marriage: “If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt that I went through, I probably would’ve saved myself for marriage.”

TWICE reveals the tracklist for their upcoming mini album, ‘MORE & MORE.’ It drops Monday, June 1st.

Bad Bunny tells Rolling Stone he anticipated the homophobic backlash from doing drag in the “Yo Perreo Sola” video, but still did it: “to show support to those who need it. I may not be gay, but I’m a human who cares.”

Wendy Williams will be taking a hiatus from her daytime talk show due to health concerns surrounding graves’ disease, Variety reports.

Billboard responds to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s accusation that the Billboard charts are rigged with an article debunking each of his claims.

In response to claims of bulk purchasing this week, Billboard reports that all Hot 100 titles were put under the same scrutiny as any other week.
Excessive bulk purchases are removed from final sales totals prior to the release of the chart.

2 years ago today, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” debuted at #1 on the Hot 100. The song, featuring appearances from Young Thug, Slim Jxmmi, BlocBoy JB, Quavo & 21 Savage, addressed gun violence, racism and more & made history with 4 GRAMMY wins.

5 years ago today, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj broke the internet with the release of the “Feeling Myself” music video on Tidal. The video was shot during Coachella and was named one of the best music videos of 2015 by Pitchfork and Billboard.

6ix9ine poses with 6 credit cards and says his upcoming new song will go #1 next on the Billboard Hot 100.

Bad Bunny reveals to Rolling Stone that he became familiar with drag by helping his cousin with his drag performance mixes: “He would come to my house so I could make his mixes. He explained the choreography to me. They were all Lady Gaga songs.”

TWICE’s title track for their upcoming mini album, ‘More & More’ features writing credits from Zara Larsson, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter & production credits from MNEK.

10 years ago today, Janelle Monae released their debut album, ‘The ArchAndroid.’ The Grammy-nominated project incorporated elements of Afrofuturism and science fiction. It received widespread acclaim for its concept and Monaé’s musical range.

📈 MUSIC DATA

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ is #34 on this week’s Billboard 200 (16.3K sold).

“Stuck with U” becomes Ariana Grande’s third and Justin Bieber’s sixth #1 single on the Hot 100.

All of Ariana Grande’s top 10 hits on the Hot 100:
#1 thank u, next
#1 7 rings
#1 stuck with u
#2 Problem
#2 buwyg,ib
#3 Bang Bang
#3 no tears left to cry
#4 Side to Side
#4 Break Free
#7 Love Me Harder
#7 Focus
#8 God is a woman
#8 Dangerous Woman
#8 boyfriend
#9 The Way

6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” debuts at #1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 55.3 million streams. It’s his first #1.

Ariana Grande has debuted a song at #1 on the Hot 100 in three consecutive years, becoming the first act in history to do so.

“GOOBA” ties “FEFE” as 6ix9ine’s highest charting single on the Hot 100 (both #3).

Polo Capalot’s “33” is now the #1 trending video on YouTube US.

Justin Bieber is now the male artist with the most #1 hits in Digital Song Sales chart history (12).

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “stuck with u” debuts at #1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with the biggest sales week of 2020.

Billboard Hot 100: #2(-1) Say So, DojaCat Feat. NICKIMINAJ. peak: #1

Billboard Hot 100: #5(-3) Savage, Megan Thee Stallion Feat Beyonce. peak: #2

Billboard Hot 100: #50(new) Can I, Kehlani feat Tory Lanez

“Can I” is Kehlani’s milestone tenth Hot 100 hit and highest debuting song as a lead artist.

Billboard Hot 100: #4(-1) Blinding Lights, The Weeknd [24 weeks]. peak: #1 for 4 weeks

Billboard Hot 100: #7(-2) The Box, Roddy Ricch [23 weeks]. peak: #1 for 11 weeks

Billboard Hot 100: #6(-2) Toosie Slide, Drake [6 weeks]. peak: #1

Billboard Hot 100: #9(-3) Don’t Start Now, Dua Lipa [28 weeks]. peak: #2

Post Malone’s “Circles” extends its record as the longest-running Top 10 hit in Hot 100 HISTORY as it spends its 37th week in the region (#10 this week).

Side To Side” by Ariana Grande
feat. Nicki Minaj has reached 9 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is Grande’s third and Minaj’s first video to achieve this.

6ix9ine’s ‘DUMMY BOY’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200, up 273% in sales.

Billie Eilish’s ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ is #16 on this week’s Billboard 200 (24.1K sold).

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is #17 on this week’s Billboard 200 (22.7K sold).

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