Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Monday, 15th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Former beauty queen, Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo is dead. She died in her hotel room early yesterday morning in Port Harcourt!
Nollywood actor, Ogun Majek, calls For financial help over health issues
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput has passed away at the age of 34. Mumbai police say he is believed to have taken his own life.
Jane Levy reveals that Samantha Ware was the only person to check in on her after a humiliating moment on the set of ‘What/If’: “a director yelled in front of the entire crew that my breasts looked too small…the only person who acknowledged my humiliation…was Sammie Ware.”
Talking on his SiriusXM show, Live PD host Dan Abrams talks surprise cancellation of the reality series: “it’s very troubling that we’re suddenly in a culture where all police officers have to suffer for the sins of a few.”
Bruno Mars speaks out about the killing of Rayshard Brooks, the 27-year-old Black man shot by police in Atlanta: “They could’ve easily called someone to take him home and protect his life instead of shooting him in the back like some chumps.” Petition: https://t.co/DSFB94XI9Q
Priyanka Chopra paid tribute to her friend, the late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Ranjput, after he was found dead in his home: “I’m stunned. You must have been in so much pain. I hope you are at peace wherever you are my friend.”
Breonna Taylor was killed after police officers burst into her home with a “no-knock” warrant and shot at her while she was asleep and unarmed. Justice has not yet been served.
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Beyonce pens open letter to Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron demanding criminal charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder: “Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy.”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Lil Baby’s ‘My Turn’ returns to #1 on the Billboard 200 after a 13 week wait. It earns the longest gap between runs at #1 since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ waited 17 weeks to return to #1.
Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ has returned to #1 on US iTunes.
Lady Gaga is the only female artist in the top 10 on this week’s Billboard 200.
Only albums to spend multiple weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 in the last six months:
Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch
Fine Line – Harry Styles
Eternal Atake – Lil Uzi Vert
After Hours – The Weeknd
My Turn – Lil Baby
Chloe x Halle’s “Do It” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US.
Most streamed female artists on global Spotify (June 13)
- Lady Gaga – 16.56m
- Ariana Grande – 15.8m
- Dua Lipa – 13.2m
- Billie Eilish – 12.3m
- Nicki Minaj – 10.5m
- Taylor Swift – 10.4m
- Halsey – 8.4m
- Beyonce – 8m
- Rihanna – 7.5m
- Doja Cat – 7.4m
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce’s “Savage Remix” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
TWICE’s “MORE & MORE” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube
Beyonce now has 25 songs with at least 100 million streams each on Spotify as a soloist.
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