Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 10th July, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood Actor, Jimmy Johnson of ‘The Village Headmaster’ is dead
Na so we go dey do One Nigeria???, Actor Yul react to appointment of another northerner as EFCC Chairman
Actress Linda Ejiofor and husband, Suleiman welcome their first child together
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
TikTok affirms it is NOT currently being shut down by the government after a massive glitch erased view counts: “Fix in progress!”
Five people have been arrested in connection to the murder of rapper Pop Smoke, LAPD announces.
“I got 2 screenplays, an album and some checks to write. Thank you, Desert for always inspiring me.” – Lizzo via Instagram
Kanye West’s family and friends believe he is in the middle of a bipolar episode. They claim that this episode has influenced his thoughts on his presidential campaign and his statements in his interview with Forbes.
Authorities are now presuming Naya Rivera to be dead after she went missing in a lake yesterday. The rescue mission has become a recovery mission.
Netflix confirms ‘The Crown’ will be renewed for a fourth, fifth, and final sixth season.
Meghan Trainor will release the deluxe version of #TreatMyself on Friday, July 17th.
Mariah Carey will release her new memoir, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey,’ on Tuesday, September 29th.
Demi Lovato shares message of hope after Naya Rivera goes missing: “Please pray for Naya Rivera to be found safe and sound”
Heather Morris prays for Naya Rivera’s safe return after she goes missing: “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light”
Sabrina Netflix has given a glimpse to the fourth & final season of The ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ premiering this year.
Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new #Batwoman, succeeding Ruby Rose who exited the role after the end of Season 1.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Female soloists with the most top 10s in Hot 100 history:
Mariah Carey 28
Janet Jackson 27
Taylor Swift 25
Whitney Houston 23
Nicki Minaj 19
Aretha Franklin 17
2,321 people have been invited to join the Recording Academy, including Lil Nas X, Gunna, Victoria Monét & more. Invitations up almost 1K vs 2019. Invitees who accept have the ability to vote at the 2021 GRAMMYs.
10 of the 20 most streamed songs in the first half of 2020 in the US went viral on TikTok, Billboard notes.
DUA LIPA was the #1 most heard female artist on radio in the first half of 2020 in the US. Her catalog earned 2.738 billion audience impressions.
R&B/hip-hop was the #1 genre in the first half of 2020 in the US, making up 28% of all equivalent album sales.
The Weeknd was the #1 most heard artist on radio in the first half of 2020 in the US. His catalog earned 3.697 billion audience impressions.
Drake was the #1 most streamed artist in the first half of 2020 in the US. His catalog earned 3.4 billion listens.
BTS’ was the #1 best selling albums artist in the first half of 2020 in the US, with 757,000 pure albums sold.
BAEKHYUN’s ‘Delight’ has been certified Gaon 3x Platinum for over 750,000 shipments in Korea.
Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’ has now surpassed 2.5 billion streams on Spotify.
Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” has now surpassed 900 million views on YouTube.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was the #1 best selling song in the first half of 2020 in the US with 372K downloads.
Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” was the #1 most streamed song in the first half of 2020 in the US. It was the only song to earn over 1 billion listens.
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” was the #1 Latin song in the first half of 2020 in the US (1.023m units sold).
Shakira was the #1 female Latin artist in the first half of 2020 in the US, with 247,000 album units sold.
Bad Bunny was the #1 Latin artist in the first half of 2020 in the US, with over 1 million album units sold
Doja Cat’s “Say So” was the #1 most streamed song by a female artist in the first half of 2020 in the US (396M on-demand).
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