Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 12th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Merry Men 2 now available on Netflix.
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
The Fine Brothers, the duo behind popular REACT series on YouTube, release statement apologizing for past use of blackface in videos, and commit to help dismantle systemic racism going forward.
Black Eyed Peas will release their new album ‘Translation’ on Friday, June 19th. The group’s eight studio album will feature collaborations from the likes of Shakira, Becky G and French Montana
Kelly Clarkson files for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock after nearly 7 years of marriage.
Coachella announces that the festival will no longer be happening in October 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Coachella 2021 is now set for April 9th-11th, with a new lineup and all 2020 passes will be honored.
PlayStation has finally unveiled their newest console, the #PS5, coming out in two versions.
Charlie D’Amelio, TikTok’s most followed user, charges $25k-$40k for promotional posts,
Louisville Metro Police release incident report for Breonna Taylor’s death that’s “almost entirely blank” with several omissions and edits,
Country group Lady Antebellum change their name to “Lady A” in wake of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Antebellum refers to the period before the Civil War in the South associated with slavery and plantations.
AETV confirms to that ‘Live PD’ has been cancelled in the wake of widespread backlash to police brutality.
Caroline Dries, showrunner of ‘Batwoman,’ publishes statement that the show will introduce a new lead character, not recast or kill off Ruby Rose’s character: “I’m well aware of the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and I have no interest in participating in it.”
Halsey’s new US certifications:
Drive – GOLD
Young God – GOLD
You Should Be Sad – PLATINUM
Control – PLATINUM
Hold Me Down – PLATINUM
BADLANDS – 2x PLATINUM
Gasoline – 2x PLATINUM
Bad at Love – 5x PLATINUM
Without Me – 7x PLATINUM
Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd, has been released on $750k bail. He is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Anna Wintour pens an emotional letter to her Vogue staff, taking full responsibility for not increasing visibility for black creators and asks for suggestions moving forward: “I am listening and would like to hear your feedback and your advice if you would like to share either.”
Lifelong Republican, Caitlyn Jenner revealed that she is now “economically conservative, socially progressive.”
Variety reports that Disney is developing a musical film inspired by the music of Lionel Richie, titled ‘All Night
📈 MUSIC DATA
Today in 2016, Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” reached its peak of #8 on the Hot 100
Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” has now surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify.
Spotify will celebrate Juneteenth by featuring only black artists on the New Music Friday playlist on Friday, June 19.
Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ has now sold over 400,000 total units in the US.
BLACKPINK’s “As If It’s Your Last” has now surpassed 800 million views on YouTube.
BTS’ “Butterfly” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Katy Perry’s “Daisies” has now sold over 200,000 units in the US.
Justin Bieber and Quavo’s “Intentions” has now surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify.
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull’s “Dance Again” has now surpassed 500 million views on YouTube.
BTS’ new Japanese single “Stay Gold” will be released on June 19.
TWICE has now surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify across all credits
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