Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 17th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Fans jubilate as Actress, Funke Akindele makes her first social media appearance after arrest and trial
Actress, Mercy Aigbe mourns as she loses sister
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
“If you really want to say you are number one, come and fight me” Anthony Joshua tells Tyson Fury
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has announced that the 2020 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for outstanding work done for peace making and fraternity between nations is Lady Gaga. She will be the FIRST female musician to win the Nobel Peace Prize in HISTORY
Nicki Minaj is gearing up to release new music and start her next era
21 Savage have released his new song, “Secret,” featuring Summer Walker today
Alanis Morissette delays her new album, ‘Such Pretty Forks in the Road,’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The singer will release her new song, “Diagnosis,” next Friday, April 24th.
Fiona Apple have revealed the album cover and track list for her fifth studio album, ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters,’
Hugh Jackman reveals that he was up for a role in the 2019 film ‘Cats’ but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
Charli XCX will drop the music video for her new song, “Forever,” today
Tinashe accepts the #ALLINCHALLENGE and gives one fan a special chance to be in the upcoming “Hopscotch” music video. She also challenges Normani, JoJo and Saweetie to partake in the challenge as well.
The 1975 will release their new song, “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” next Thursday, April 23rd.
5 Seconds of Summer have released the trippy music video for “Wildflower.”
Tinashe helped to provide 13,000 meals for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the sales of her paintings with Conscious Alliance
Yelyah Williams has released her gorgeous new song, “Why We Ever.”
Playbo iCarti makes his long-awaited comeback on new single, “@ MEH.”
Kehlani releases new song, “Everybody Business.”
Florence Machine announces new song, “Light of Love” coming TONIGHT at midnight in support of the Intensive Care Society.
Max Martin, Tayla Parx, Ryan Tedder and at least 29 other hitmakers have worked with Normani on her debut album, #N1.
TXT’s Yeonjun has surprise released a SoundCloud cover of “Song Cry” by R&B singer August Alsina.
Rihanna, Jay Z and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey team up to donate $6.2 MILLION to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The donation goes towards specifically protecting vulnerable populations, including New York and Puerto Rico.
Chung Ha unveils the time table for her upcoming pre-release single, part of her next comeback.
Kelly Clarkson has released ‘I Dare You’ — a project full of multi-language duets.
Njomza will release her new single, “Bite,” next Friday, April 24th.
John Legend has release his new song, “Bigger Love”
Sam Smith says their new album could undergo changes due to the COVID-19 delay: “I don’t even know if I’m going to put ‘DWAS’ on there, and ‘How Do You Sleep’ and ‘To Die For.’ I think I might take them off & do something completely fresh and it’ll be a new album.”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Nicki minaj’s “Super Bass” has re-entered the US iTunes chart.
“Say So” by Doja Cat has reached 300 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her most streamed song on the platform.
Nicki Minaj becomes the first female act to have 50+ songs surpass 100 MILLION streams on Spotify in history.
“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa has reached 700 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her fifth song to achieve this
Drake’s “Behind Barz” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
.Meek Mill’s “1942 Flows” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Playboi Carti’s “@ MEH” is now the #1 trending video on YouTube US
JOJI’s “Gimme Love” is now the #1 trending music video on YouTube US.
1future’s ‘Purple Reign’ has entered the top 10 on US Apple Music.
Tyler the creator’s “EARFQUAKE” has now surpassed 300 million streams on Spotify. It’s his first song to achieve this milestone.
ASAP Rocky and NICKI MINAJ’s “Plain Jane REMIX” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Lorde’s “Liability” is now certified Silver in the UK.
NICKI MINAJ is the first female artist to have over fifty songs reach at least 100 million streams each on Spotify.
DUA LIPA’s “Don’t Start Now” has now surpassed 700 million streams on Spotify.
BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love EP’ has now surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify. It’s the first album by a Korean girl group to reach this milestone.
Shawn Mendes’ “Lost In Japan” has now surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify.
BTS’s ‘Wings’ has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.
Post Malone Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott’s “Take What You Want” has now sold over 2 million units in the US
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