Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 26th June, 2020.
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood actress Toni Tones calls for abolition of bride price
Nollywood veteran, Ogun Majek, dies
Nollywood actress Jemima Osunde hopes to feature in Grey’s Anatomy
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
A follow up to Demi Lovato’s 2017 documentary series, “Simply Complicated,” is coming to YouTube. The new four-part series sees Lovato “returning to show fans her personal and musical journey over the past three years.”
Bonnaroo cancels it’s 2020 festival entirely. Ticket holders will be able to get a refund or use their tickets for the 2021 festival.
Adele will NOT release her fourth studio album this September, Music Week reports. The superstar’s manager says she has music but they’re “still working.”
Splash Mountain at both Disney World & Disneyland will now be based off ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ The original ride has been criticized amid the BLM movement for featuring scenery and characters from ‘Song of the South,’ a 1946 film that portrays a post-Civil War South.
The Dixie Chicks have officially changed their name to “The Chicks” amidst Black Lives Matter protests
Alessia Cara announces new charity EP, ‘THIS SUMMER: Live Off The Floor,’ out Friday, July 17th. All proceeds over the next 21 years go to the “Save The Children” global organization.
Betty Who, Greyson Chance, Manila Luzon, VINCINT and more will perform at the Pride Inside Festival for Prime Video. The virtual festival takes place this weekend June 27-28.
Kristen Bell reveals she will no longer voice mixed-race #CentralPark character Molly Tillerman: “This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Here is one of mine. Playing the character of Molly shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege.”
Elizabeth Banks has signed on to play Ms. Frizzle in UniversalPics’ live action adaptation of “The Magic School Bus.”
Cardi B addresses Finsta account impersonating her and shading Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion and other female artists: “Now I’m seeing that these people are editing or they claiming I have a fake Instagram…these people must think I’m a 15-year-old girl”
Rita Ora teases new music on social media:
“RITAAA get back in the studio!!
ME: COMING! Just 1 Sec!!
Cardi B tells fans her new music has been “recorded already.”
47-year-old Antonio Arnelo Smith sues Georgia police officers for $700,000 over mistaken identity arrest that left him with broken arm after being body slammed: “This is another guy, the guy with the warrant’s over there.”
Jojo Siwa will star in the movie adaptation of the book “Bounce” produced by Will Smith.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Kehlani’s ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ has now sold over 200,000 total units in the US.
Beyonce’s “BLACK PARADE” is currently leading this week’s US digital sales race.
Pink’s “Just Like a Pill” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify
Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” is the highest certified rap single in US history (12x Platinum).
Jay-Z has the most Platinum albums of any hip-hop act in US history (17).
Don Toliver’s “After Party” has now earned over 100 million on-demand streams in the US.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer” has now surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify.
Mac Miller’s “Hurt Feelings” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
The Chicks’ ‘Wide Open Spaces’ is the best selling album by a female band in Soundscan history with 9 million pure copies sold.
Juice WRLD’s “Righteous” has now earned over 100 million on-demand streams in the US.
John Prine posthumously scores his first ever #1 hit on any Billboard chart this week (“I Remember Everything” on Rock Sales).
MAMAMOO has now surpassed 500 million streams across all credits on Spotify
The Weeknd’s “Heartless” has now sold over 2 million units in the US
Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride” has now surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. It’s their third song to reach this milestone.
Doja Cat and Gucci’s “Like That” is now the #1 trending music video on YouTube US.
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