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Bridge Updates Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 19th April, 2020

Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 19th April, 2020

Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)

🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT

Happy Birthday to Nigerian sensational female artiste, Simi

Singer, KCee settles differences with wife, shares family photos as he marks his 41st birthday

Covid-19 lockdown: “My only worry this period is getting too fat” – Actress, Chizzy Alichi

“Lockdown got nothing on me, I’m still slaying” – Bobrisky brags

Man promises to ‘dash’ Joeboy his sister after singer mentioned things his girlfriends will benefit after lockdown

“Be dedicated and focused in what you believe in” – Ultimate Love star, Sylvia advises fans

Actor, Alexx Ekubo dishes out N70K to a fan who mentioned his name 7 times in a song

“Time and Chance” – indigenous rapper, Olamide hints on how Fireboy DML rose to fame

BBNaija season 4 winner, Mercy Eke celebrates her diehard fan, Willie, on his birthday

“You may not even live up to 82” – Tunde Ednut warns Nigerians celebrating Abba Kyari’s death

“Covid-19 lockdown may last till December” – Singer, Mayorkun predicts

Reno Omokri lauds Made-In-Aba face masks, says Igbos are the greatest asset Nigeria has

🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT

Country music earned 1.244 billion on-demand audio streams in the US in the week ending April 9, a new single week record for the genre.

MAMAMOO’s Hwasa will release a new solo track titled “Orbit” on Sunday, April 19th as part of the OST for SBS’s “The King: Eternal Monarch.”

Doja Cat lists Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, Megan Megan Thee Stallion, Ariana Grande & Ash Nikko as people that would be in her ‘all-girl superhero group.’

Tana Mongeau will release her new single, “without you” on Wednesday, April 22nd.

Lady Gaga is using ad space in L.A that was previously reserved to promote her ‘Chromatica’ album to spread a message of kindness amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Variety reports that HBO Max and Bad Robot will be collaborating to create a horror series inspired by Stephen King’s “The Shining,” titled “Overlook.”

Lady Gaga went live on Instagram ahead of her #OneWorldTogetherAtHome show to share an emotional message with fans. “Since I was a little girl I always wanted to make people happy and I didn’t know why, but I think I know today.”

Director Darren Aronofsky tells Empire Magazine his #Batman film got scrapped in the eary ‘00s because he wanted to cast Joaquin Phoenix: “The studio wanted Freddie Prinze Jr and I wanted Joaquin Phoenix. I remember thinking, ‘Uh oh, we’re making two different films here.’

Fiona Apple on successfully convincing her label to release her new album early: “It seems stupid to be like, ‘We’re going to wait until October so that I can have the chance to do TV shows & somehow ensure that I’m going to be on the charts.’ That’s not going to f*cking happen”

Sex Education season 3 production has been postponed due to the extended COVID-19 lockdown in the UK,

Red Velvet and (G)I-DLE are the only girl groups to achieve a music show win on MBC Music Core this year.

ABC’s Disney Family Singalong on Thursday drew the biggest same-day rating in the adults 18-49 demo for any network primetime program since the Oscars in February. With appearances from dozens of celebrities and artists, the special had over 10.3M viewers in the US.

📈 MUSIC DATA

Adele’s “Hometown Glory” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.

Dua Lipa has now sold over 100,000 career pure albums in the US.

Sia has now surpassed 12 billion streams on Spotify (all credits).

BIGBANG’s “LOSER” has now surpassed 200 million views on Youtube

Zayn Malik and Sia’s “Dusk Till Dawn” has now surpassed 800 million streams on Spotify.

Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s “Body on Me” is now certified Gold in the UK.

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ rises to #1 in Australia this week. It’s her first ever #1 album in the country.

“Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK has surpassed 100,000 album sales on Ktown4u. It becomes the first girl group album to achieve this.

Tones AndI’s “Dance Monkey” has surpassed Camila Cabello’s “Havana” and is now the most-streamed song by a lead female act on Spotify. It has over 1.425 BILLION streams and is gaining ~4 MILLION daily.

“Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat has reached 100 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her fourth song to achieve this.

BTS’ #BANGBANGCON day 1 garnered 22 MILLION cumulative views on YouTube today.

Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” is now certified Gold in Canada.

The Cranberries’ “Zombie” has now surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato’s #ImReady debuts at #20 on the global Spotify chart (April 17).

Conan Gray’s “MANIAC” is now certified Gold in Canada.

Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” has now sold over 3.5 million units in the US.

Nicki Minaj’s “Yikes” has now sold over 400,000 units in the US.

Biggest first day 2020 album debuts on global Spotify

1 YHLQMDLG 61.3M
2 After Hours 60.4M
3 Music To Be Murdered By 50.5M
4 Eternal Atake 47.7M
5 Changes 40.4M
6 MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 33.8M
7 Future Nostalgia 29.2M
8 Circles 29M
9 Rare 25.3M
10 Colores 24.2M

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ has now sold over 100,000 units in the US in 2020 alone.

Da Baby’s ‘BLAME IT ON BABY’ headed for #1 debut with 130-150K+ sold first week in the US

Fiona Apple’s ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’ aiming for 40-50K first week in the US

Beyonce’s ‘HOMECOMING’ is now certified Platinum in Brazil.

Kesha’s ‘Animal + Cannibal’ has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify

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