Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 2nd July, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Actor, Afeez Owo, has denied welcoming twins with his wife, Mide Martins, even though he wishes to have one day.
Genevieve Nnaji joins Oscar Academy after Netflix hit from Nigerian Nollywood
Yvonne Jegede crowned Erelu Of Nollywood
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Mindy Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ is renewed for Season 2 at Netflix.
‘High School Musical’ creator tells Variety Ryan Evans wasn’t openly gay because of the film’s family audience: “We decided he’d probably come out in college. It was less about coming out and just more about letting his true colors come forward.”
After adopting two 18-year-old boys in 2019, Sia reveals to Zane Lowe she’s now welcomed her first two grandchildren.
21 Savage will be launching a free online financial education program for youth sheltered at home during the pandemic.
Apple Studios pays over $120 MILLION for runaway slave thriller, “Emancipation” starring Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua. This marks the most expensive film festival acquisition deal in HISTORY.
Tati Westbrook apologized to beauty guru Jackie Aina, who spoke out against Jeffree Star’s racist behavior years ago: “I should have not been blind to the reasons behind the accusations of his racism. I shouldn’t have defended him. I regret any of the pain I may have caused you”
Finneas, producer and Billie Eilish’s brother, shows interest in getting to know Britney Spears: “I love you Britney Spears and I would really like to have coffee with you and just hear about your life and how you’re doing”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Lil Uzi Vert and Chief Keef’s “Bean (Kobe)” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Maroon 5’s “Won’t Go Home Without You” has now surpassed 200 million views on YouTube.
Doja Cat’s “Cyber Sex” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Beyonce’s “BLACK PARADE” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US.
Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” has now surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify. It’s their most streamed song.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ has now spent 400 weeks on the Billboard 200. It’s the longest charting hip-hop studio album in history.
Beyonce has now surpassed 10 billion streams on Spotify as a lead artist. She’s the fifth female artist to hit this milestone
Aretha Franklin has now earned a #1 hit on a Billboard chart in each of the last seven decades (‘60s-20s)
Willow makes her first appearance on the global Spotify chart with “Wait a Minute!”
Beyoncé has now earned the same amount of top 40 hits on the Hot 100 as Michael Jackson (40).
Lady Gaga is now the female artist with the 10th most career weeks in the Billboard 200’s top 10 (102).
Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” earns its best sales week to date in the US, breaking 100K weekly units sold for the first time.
Babyface earns his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100 as a songwriter since Mariah Carey’s #1 hit “We Belong Together” 15 years ago (credit on
Lil Mosey’s “Blueberry Faygo”).
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