Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 1st May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nigerian Navy arrests online comedian Cute Abiola over his army camo birthday pictures
#PrayerForGedoni trends as fans worry over BBNaija Gedoni’s health status
‘I’m not giving people money to love me’ – Bobrisky lashes out at trolls proving otherwise
‘Ladies stop sending me ‘yansh’ videos and stop asking if I’m on Ramadan fasting’ – Singer Naira Marley cries out
Bobrisky doles out 5k to uncountable fans to celebrate as he hits 2 million followers on IG
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
A live-action “Hercules” remake set for theatrical release is reportedly in the early development stages at Disney.
King James has revealed on Instagram that the highly anticipated sequel to ‘Space Jam 2’ is titled ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ which is slated for a 2021 release.
Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande has a special announcement tomorrow at 10AM PST.
GALXARA will release the solo version of her #BirdsOfPrey track, “Sway With Me” yesterday night.
Adele’s makeup artist appears to tease the singer’s return to music: “Exciting news coming soon !! Get ready to get on board”
Joe Alwyn appears to be quarantined with Taylor Swift after sharing photos of her cat Benjamin Button to Instagram.
Rapper Gunna appears to confirm he’s on the remix of Camila Cabello’s “My Oh My” with Da Baby
Cineworld, owner of Regal Cinemas, announces it will join AMC Theatres in their stance to NOT show films by Universal. This comes after Universal suggested that “Trolls World Tour” and other movies can succeed without theater chains after COVID-19.
Yolanda Hadid confirms her daughter Gigi and Zayn Malik are having a baby in an interview with RTL Boulevard: “Still shocked our little secret got leaked to the press…I’m excited to become Oma in September.”
Shawn Mendes accepts the #AllInChallenge to help feed those in need during the pandemic and nominates Maluma to do the same. Those who donate money have a chance to make a cameo in Mendes’ next music video.
Eminem came face-to-face with a stan that broke into his house after security fell asleep at the job. The 26-year-old home intruder used a paving stone to smash a kitchen window and climb inside the house.
Disney will donate 1M reusable face masks which feature fan-favorite characters like Mickey Mouse, Baby Yoda, Disney Princesses, and the Hulk to vulnerable communities across the US.
The Dixie Chicks have released their new song, “Julianna Calm Down”. The track serves as the second single from their upcoming album, ‘Gaslighter,’ which has recently been delayed.
Britney Spears casually reveals she burned down her personal gym.
Kehlani has released the steamy new track “F&MU” from her upcoming album, ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.’
The Wanted is rumored to be making a comeback after the band’s official Facebook page was updated with new profile and cover photos.
Kehlani has released the sensual music video for “F&MU.”
Doja Cat says the official “Say So” remix have been released yesterday night after an older version of the song was distributed in certain territories earlier yesterday.
Halsey describes the vibe of her upcoming collaboration with Marshmello, “Be Kind.” The track dropped yesterday night.
Keara Wilson, the creator of the original “Savage” TikTok dance, shares a choreography tutorial for the remix feat Beyonce.
Yung Baby Tate and Bree Runway have released their new collaboration, “Damn Daniel.”
Ashlee Simpson reveals she is pregnant with her and Evan Ross’ second baby together, and her third baby overall. The couple also promises to support March of Dimes, an organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies during the COVID-19 crisis.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
TikTok has topped 2 billion lifetime mobile downloads globally.Earned reported 315m installs in Q1 2020 amid Coronavirus pandemic, most downloads for any app in a single quarter.
Biggest US debuts of 2020
1 After Hours 444K
2 MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 422K
3 Eternal Atake 288K
4 Music to Be Murdered By 279K
5 MANIC 239K
6 Changes 231K
7 My Turn 197K
8 YHLQMDLG 179K
9 Circles 164K
10 JACKBOYS 154K
11 Chilombo 152K
Top 4 albums on US iTunes:
1️⃣ Bedtime Stories
2️⃣ The Highwomen
4️⃣ Quarantine Queen
Top 4 songs on US iTunes:
1️⃣ Savage (Remix)
2️⃣ Blinding Lights
3️⃣ Crowded Table
4️⃣ Hang On
Melanie Martinez’s “Play Date” earns over 1 million daily streams on the global Spotify chart for the first time ever. The 2016 track has seen a resurgence after going viral on TikTok
Artists with the most top 10s in Hot 100 history:
Michael Jackson 30
Mariah Carey 28
Stevie Wonder 28
Elton John 27
Janet Jackson 27
Elvis Presley 25
Taylor Swift 25
Lil Wayne 24
Paul McCartney 23
Rolling Stones 23
Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” has now surpassed 500 million views on YouTube.
G_Eazy and @halsey’s “Him & I” has now surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify.
Female artists to have multiple songs surpass 1 BILLION streams on Spotify (all credits):
• Ariana Grande
• Cardi B
• Camila Cabello
• Dua Lipa
“Changes” by Justin Bieber has now sold over 1 MILLION units worldwide. All of his studio albums have now achieved this feat
Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was up 14% in US unit sales following its 4 year anniversary (4K sold)
Madonna’s ‘Bedtimes Stories’ has reached #1 on US iTunes over 25 years after release.
Drake’s “Nice For What” has now surpassed 800 million streams on Spotify.
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” has now surpassed 800 million views on YouTube.
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