Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 30th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Man drags actress Eniola Badmus after she charged him N150k for N500k giveaway on her page,
Nigerians question comedian, Lasisi Elenu over his place of origin as he speaks fluent Igbo in new skit
‘BBNaija people too lie, fans bought me shop, fans bought car’ – Cubana Chief Priest shades Tacha, Mercy, others
Cross dresser, Bobrisky gushes over himself, says he’s ‘Queen of Social Media’
Tonto Dikeh celebrates actor Williams Uchemba for his immense contribution to humanity during Covid-19 pandemic
‘You started with Titans Collections but failed, now switched to another one’ – Man tells BBNaija Tacha after she launched new brand
Davido celebrates his fiancée, Chioma Avril as she turns new age
Actor Alexx Ekubo clears air over falsification of his interview video by Instagram bloggers
Kaley Cuoco will be starring in Sony’s upcoming action-comedy film, “Man From Toronto,” alongside Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. The movie centers around a case of mistaken identity as the world’s deadliest assassin clashes with a stranger at an Airbnb.
Top 10 female soloists on this week’s Artist 100:
1. Fiona Apple
2. Billie Silish
3. Dua Lioa
4. Doja Cat
5. Megan Thee Stallion
6. Taylor Swift
8. Jhene Aiko
9. Maren Morris
10. Camila Cabello
Irrfan Khan, the veteran Bollywood actor who crossed over to Hollywood and starred in ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ died on Wednesday. He was 53.
Congratulations are in order for Chen, a member of K-pop group EXO, who is new a father. Singer (real name Kim Jongdae) and his wife welcomed a daughter at a hospital in Seoul’s Gangnam district on April 29.
Kanye West purchases his childhood home for $225,000
Todrick Hall has released his new coronavirus-themed EP, ‘Quarantine Queen.’
Mac Miller’s ‘K.I.D.S.’ mixtape is now available to stream on Spotify.
A ‘Hellraiser’ series is in development at HBO
The first episode of TWICE’s YouTube Originals series #SeizetheLight is live now.
GOT7 takes #NOTBYTHEMOON1stwin on Show Champion today. It becomes their first win on the program since 2018
Spotify hits 130M paid subscribers, up 31% year over year
Spotify’s revenue is projected to drop around $400 MILLION amid COVID-19 this year according to a new shareholder report
All proceeds from Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s “Savage” remix will go to Bread of Life, a disaster relief organization located in Houston.
Niall Horan debunks rumors that a One Direction reunion is in the works in honor of the group’s 10 year anniversary.
The unauthorized Taylor Swift live album released last Friday by her former label, “Live from Clear Channel, Stripped 2008”, has reportedly sold only 33 units so far.
Camila Cabello and DaBaby will reportedly release a “My Oh My” remix alongside other artists this Friday.
Fans of NCT are trending #SM_이태용_지켜 to stress out the fact Taeyong is being falsely accused of bullying someone in the past. The fans demand the agency takes action against the comments made, as it is against Korean law to spread false accusations.
Tekashi 6ix9ine appears to tease the release of new music on Friday, May 8th.
AMC Theatres is refusing to show Universal films after the studio’s CEO suggested that “Trolls World Tour” and other movies can succeed without theaters.
📈 MUSIC DATA
“DNA” by BTS has reached 13 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is their second video to achieve this. They are the only lead act on YouTube to have multiple videos surpass 13 MILLION likes.
Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” is officially the UK’s longest-running Top 10 single by a British act, with 31 weeks in the Top 10.
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” is officially the UK’s longest-running Top 10 single by a British female solo artist, with 24 weeks in the Top 10.
Dua Lipa has surpassed 9 BILLION streams on Spotify. She is the ninth female act to achieve this on the platform
“Reload” by NCT Dream has reached #1 on US iTunes. It’s their first album to reach the chart’s summit.
“Hair” by Little Mix feat Dutty Paul has reached 100 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is both Little Mix’s and Sean Paul’s tenth song to achieve this.
GOT7 ‘DYE EP’ is the top debut on this week’s World Albums chart (#4).
Doja Cat’s “Say So” has now sold over 1.5 million units in the US.
Drake’s ‘Views’ has now spent 4 years on the Billboard 200. It sold over 1 million first week and spawned the hits “Hotline Bling”, “One Dance”, “Pop Style”, “Controlla” and “Too Good”.
Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” has now sold over 1.5 million units in the US.
“Say Something” by A Great Big World & Xtina has reached 500 MILLION views on YouTube. This is A Great Big World’s first and Aguilera’s third video to achieve this.
Beyonce has earned 18 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 as a soloist and six #1’s: “Crazy In Love”, “Baby Boy”, “Check On It”, “Irreplaceable”, “Single Ladies” & “Perfect”.
Nicki Minaj has earned 17 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 and a record 108 total entries, the most ever for a female artist.
Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ has now sold over 500,000 units in the US (song).
Drake’s “9” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ has now sold over 100,000 units in the US in 2020 alone.
Harry Styles’ “Sweet Creature” is now certified Platinum in Australia.
Savage Remix by Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce is now the #1 song on US iTunes
Ariana Grande has surpassed 19 BILLION total streams on Spotify, making her the second female artist to achieve this.
“Earned It” by The Weeknd has reached 4 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is his fourth video to achieve this.
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