Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Friday, 29th May, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
DJ Cuppy has announced that she will now host a new weekly radio show called “Africa Now” on Apple Music
“Fall” by Davido have been certified Gold in the US
Nollywood actress Wummi Toriola bagged an endorsement deal with KOJ Hairways
‘Still the most handsome actor alive, no arguments’ – Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu says as he shares dapper new photo
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
The Hunger Games prequel novel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” sold a massive 500k+ copies in its first week.
Lady Gaga speaks out about the death of #GeorgeFloyd: “Murder is murder. Cops are also citizens, the same rules should apply to them. This is absolutely horrific…”
Halsey reveals via an Instagram comment that she is studying for the bar exam to become a lawyer.
Henry Cavill is in talks to return as Superman in upcoming DC movie,
Rihanna’s upcoming Amazon Prime documentary will go as far back as 2005 when Jay-Z first signed her as an artist, The streaming service reportedly bought the documentary for $25 MILLION in a deal last year.
Rihanna tells Vulture that many industry folks said she’d be a one-hit wonder after her debut single, “Pon de Replay”: “I got that a lot…but I worked my hardest to prove them wrong. And when we came out with the second album, ‘SOS’ and ‘Unfaithful’ both blew up!”
Producer Evan Rogers recalls how he discovered Rihanna at age 15 in Barbados to Vulture: “Rihanna sang ‘Dangerously In Love’ by Beyoncé. She just had something really unique…I thought she had an amazing presence, even in her school uniform with her acne and little plaits.”
ChloexHalle have unveiled the tracklist for their upcoming album, #UngodlyHour, which features collaborations from Swae Lee & Mike Will
Martin Scorsese’s new movie, “Killers Of The Flower Moon,” will be an Apple original film and distributed theatrically worldwide, Deadline reports. The epic western stars Leonardo DiCaprio & Robert De Niro and has a budget of up to $200 MILLION.
SZA speaks out about the death of #GeorgeFloyd: “I will stop every time I see a black person pulled over . I will DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PROTECT BLACK LIFE .”
Orville Peck has released his new song, “No Glory in the West”.
Ashley Tisdale has released her new song, “Lemons” .
LilYachty has released his new album, ‘Lil Boat 3’ which features collaborations from Tyler The Creator, ASAP Rocky, Tierra Whack, Future, YoungThug, Mike Will, Drake, DaBaby & more.
YoungDolph & Megan Thee Stallion join forces for their new collaboration, #RNB.
Alec Benjamin has released his new album, ‘These Two Windows.’
Kygo has released his new album, #GoldenHour, which features collaborations from Kim Petras, Zara Larsson, Oh Wonder, Whitney Houston, One Republic, Sloan,Tyga, Zak Abel & more.
Britney Spears has released her #Glory Japanese bonus track, “#MoodRing (By Demand),” on all streaming platforms.
Lady Gaga has released her new album, Chromatica
📈 MUSIC DATA
Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” has now surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify. It’s just the 8th song to hit this milestone.
Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ has sold 1.5 million total units in the US
Most on-demand audio streamed songs in 2020 (US):
#1 The Box 646m
#2 Life Is Good 409m
#3 Blinding Lights 342m
#4 High Fashion 261m
#5 Roxanne 260m
#6 Don’t Start Now 251m
#7 Dance Monkey 241m
#8 Circles 237m
#9 Falling 235m
#10 Say So 232m
Rosalia and Travis Scott’s “TKN” is now the top trending music video on YouTube US.
Rihanna’s “Diamonds” has now surpassed 1.5 billion views on YouTube. It’s her most watched video as a lead artist.
#SourCandy by Lady Gaga & BLACKPINK has reached #1 on iTunes in more countries than any track by a girl group in history (52)
Rihanna (17), Beyonce (10) and Nicki Minaj (9) are the female artists with the most #1 hits in Rhythmic Songs chart history.
Future rises to #1 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart for the first time ever. Future wrote on all charted tracks from ‘High Off Life’.
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