Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 16th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Actress, Etinosa apologizes to Babarex, Dremo, Dr. Dolor and other Edo men for calling them ugly
Lockdown: ‘I miss filming, I want to go back on set’ – Actress, Ruth Kadiri cries out
Comedian, Akpororo and wife celebrate their adorable twins as they turn 2
BBNaija’s Tacha finally accepts to be Shatta Wale’s bestie
Lockdown: “May boredom not kill us all” – BBNaija’s Cindy prays
Did you know, Yul Edochie’s parents named him after great Russian actor, Yul Brynner?
“My hustle has paid if not, during this lockdown i for dey beg money for Instagram” – Bobrisky
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Little Mix’ Jade Thirlwall reveals there are a couple of collaborations on Little Mix’ upcoming studio album, one of which fans have been waiting on for “a very long time.”
LOONA’s JinSoul has released “As Time Goes,” part of the OST for “Meow, The Secret Boy.”
Covid-19: American Rapper, Meek Mill donates his ₦1.8b Rolls Royce to help feed less privileged
Early front-runners for Record of the Year at the 2021 #GRAMMYs (Billboard):
• Blinding Lights
• The Bones
• The Box
• Adore You
• Dance Monkey
• Toosie Slide
• 10,000 Hours
• The Man
• Stupid Love
Lil Kim seemingly responds to Bhad Bhabie saying she got surgery to make herself look white: “How tf I become a target in the middle of a pandemic?”
Model and actress Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, is set to play Jesus in new movie ‘Habit.’
.@JustinBieber accepts the #ALLINCHALLENGE, aiming to raise money to provide food across the country amid COVID-19 crisis: “I am going to auction off a cool experience where I fly to the winner’s home and I sing them ‘One Less Lonely Girl’”
According to Sam Smith, “[The ‘I’m Ready’] video celebrates LQBTQ in all its forms. I don’t know if you’re queer like me, but for someone who is, sports might be frightening, a trigger. So to be an athlete in a music video with Demi Lovato was amazing.”
Kanye West signals to GQ he’ll vote for Trump in 2020: “I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who Im voting on. I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here!”
GOT7 show off their verocious dancing skills in latest “NOT BY THE MOON” music video teaser.
NME reports that Ellie Goulding is teaming up with Crisis to provide 400 phones for the homeless to keep them connected during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Apple has announced the new iPhone SE. The smartphone comes in 3 colors and is described as a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone 11 in the body of an iPhone 8.
Ellen DeGeneres announces she’s finally giving back amid COVID-19 crisis, with a donation of $1 million after being challenged by Leonardo DiCaprio with #ALLINCHALLENGE.
“Grand Theft Auto 6” is reportedly in early development for next generation game consoles.
Kehlani will release her new song, “Everybody Business,” tomorrow, April 16th at 9 am PST.
📈 MUSIC DATA
4 years ago today, Fifth Harmony acheived its first ever top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with “Work From Home”. It earned over 1 billion Spotify streams and remains the last song by a girl group to reach the top 10.
Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US.
Little Mix has now surpassed 4.5 billion streams on Spotify. They are the first girl group to reach this milestone.
Today in 2016, Zayn Malik’s ‘Mind of Mine’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 157,000 sold. It spawned the Hot 100 #1 “PILLOWTALK” and Zayn became the first British male soloist to top the chart with a debut album.
Today in 2011, Britney Spears’ ‘Femme Fatale’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 276,000 sold. It spawned the Hot 100 #1 “Hold It Against Me” and the top 10 hits “I Wanna Go” and “Till the World Ends”.
Today in 2016, Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself” reached #1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart. It was the third consecutive #1 hit from ‘Revival’ following “Good For You” and “Same Old Love”.
15 years ago today, Jennifer Lopez’s “Get Right” reached #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
9 years ago today, Adele earned her first ever Hot 100 top 10 with “Rolling In the Deep”. The song ended up spending seven weeks at #1 and became the biggest hit of the year.
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar has reached 7 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is Taylor’s fourth and Kendrick’s first video to achieve this.
African Giant album by Burna Boy has over 200M streams on spotify & he’s the only african act to reach that height with an album
All versions of Beyonce’s “Formation” have now surpassed a combined 100 million streams on Spotify
Lorde’s “Ribs” has re-entered the US iTunes chart.
Harry Styles’ “Adore You” has now sold over 1.5 million units in the US.
Taylor Swift’s “False God” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.
Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” has now sold over 200,000 units in the US.
Taylor Swift13’s “Afterglow” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US
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