Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 12th April, 2020
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🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
“If you want to do surgery, do it, but make sure it’s what you want and not what people want” – Toke Makinwa
Wizkid’s Joint with Dutch musician, Lil Kleine hits 1 million streams in less than a week
“I’m getting closer” – Don Jazzy says after Rihanna was spotted vibing to REMA’s hit song, ‘Dumebi’ (video)
Davido’s cousin, Sina Rambo calls out his sister’s baby dad over alleged domestic violence
I’m not your wife – AY’s daughter, Michelle replies him when he asked why she didn’t make food for him
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
GoldDerby’s leading contenders for Record of the Year at the 2021 #GRAMMYs:
• Adore You
• Blinding Lights
• The Box
• Don’t Start Now
• Everything I Wanted
• Life Is Good
• Lose You To Love Me
• Stupid Love
• 10,000 Hours
Lady Gaga sends a heartfelt message to medical workers risking their lives to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lana De lRey shares a poem from her upcoming audio book, ‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’ produced by Jack Antonoff.
Charli XCX reveals that the next song she’ll be releasing from her quarantine album, ‘How I’m Feeling Now,’ is “claws/i like” and asks fans to vote on which photo to base the artwork on.
Cities around the world are shining bright to show support for health care professionals and essential front-line workers.
Tokyo Olympics CEO Says No Guarantee for 2021 Games, We Need to Find Vaccine
LeBron James Rookie Jersey Hits Auction Block, Could Break $630k Record
Male idol group brand reputation rankings for the month of April:
6. Super Junior
“Castle On The Hill” by Ed Sheeran has reached 400 MILLION views on YouTube. This is his eighth video to achieve this.
BLACKPINK’s long-awaited comeback has reportedly been pushed back to the middle of the second quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 years ago today, Mariah Carey released “The Emancipation of Mimi.” The album, considered one of the greatest comeback albums ever, debuted at #1 in the US, spawned the 14-week #1 hit “We Belong Together”, sold over 15M copies & won a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
Elijah Blake, co-writer of Usher’s “Climax,” denies the song was inspired by The Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’: “I don’t care who tweeted what from Diplo’s account.. Wasn’t damn soul in the studio thinkin bout The Weekness when we did that song
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo has been removed from YG Entertainment’s official actors list.
The cast of High School Musical had a virtual reunion! Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, director Kenny Ortega and more were in ‘attendance.’
📈 MUSIC DATA
Billie Eilish’s “ocean eyes (blackbear remix)” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” has now surpassed 600 million streams on Spotify.
The weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” has now surpassed 700 million streams on Spotify.
Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ pacing for 15-18K units in the US this week following new deluxe version.
Tory Lanez’s ‘The New Toronto 3’ aiming for top debut with 55-65K first week in the US.
Beyonce, Donald Glover, Jay-Z and Oumou Sangaré’s “MOOD 4 EVA” has now sold over 200,000 units in the US.
“Level of Concern” by Wwenty One Pilots enters the Top 10 of US Spotify at #6 with over 924K daily streams.
The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ has now surpassed 4.5 billion streams on Spotify.
Camila Cabello’s ‘Romance’ is now certified Gold in Brazil.
Lana Del Rey’s “F*ck it, i love you” has now sold over 200,000 units in the US.
“Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” by Shakira feat. FRESHLY GROUNDsa has reached 300 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is Shakira’s fifth and Freshlyground’s first song to achieve this.
“Boyfriend” by Selena Gomez debuts at #34 on Global Spotify (1,717,516) and #27 on US Spotify (573,126).
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