Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Saturday, 20th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Yul Edochie condemns homosexual lifestyle
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Disney Plus has quietly stopped offering new subscribers a free trial in the United States.
Anne Marie and Doja Cat are set to release their collaboration, “To Be Young” on July 17.
Yemen is currently experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with 24.1 MILLION people in need of aid and 20.1 MILLION food-insecure. In 2018, the country’s population was 28.5M.
Netflix is in talks with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams to develop a feature-length musical about the commemoration of the end of slavery in the US, #Juneteenth.
AMC Theatres will require customers to wear face masks “as they enter and enjoy movies” when the chain re-opens about 450 locations on July 15th. All 600 theaters are expected to open with new COVID-19 safety regulations by July 24th.
Harry Styles’ new US certifications:
Sweet Creature – PLATINUM
Adore You – 2x PLATINUM
One of the three police officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor has been fired, Louisville mayor announces. Taylor was killed after three cops entered her apartment with a no-knock warrant on March 13th. She was shot eight times in bed.
Eminem teases something special for the 10th year anniversary of his album #RECOVERY.
Woman comes forward with sexual assault allegation against Ansel Elgort: “I was only 17.”
Alicia Keys reveals she was almost in the girl group 3LW.
The #LoveVictor soundtrack EP has been released featuring original songs co-written by Leland and performed by Tyler In A Coma, Greyson Chance & Isaac Dunbar.
XXXTentacion’s half brother sues rapper’s mother for $11 MILLION, claims she stole from X’s estate.
Animorphs – the 90s sci-fi book series following teens who can morph into animals they touch – is being made into a movie,
Disclosure, the new documentary on trans representation, is now streaming on Netflix.
The second season of The Politician is now streaming on Netflix.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” is now certified Silver in the UK.
Dave’s “Black” is now certified Silver in the UK.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s ‘Artist 2.0 (Deluxe)’ has reached #1 on US Apple Music.
Dan and Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” has now surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify
“Jocelyn Flores” earns its highest rank on the US Spotify chart this year following the anniversary of XXXTentacion’s passing.
Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” is now certified 3x Platinum in the UK.
Liam Payne and Quavo’s “Strip That Down” is now certified 2x Platinum in the UK.
Harry Styles’ “Falling” is now certified Gold in the UK.
Dardan Regard and Raye’s “Secrets” rises to a new peak of #8 on this week’s UK singles chart. It’s the second top 10 hit for both.
GRACEY’s “Don’t Need Love” rises to a new peak of #10 on this week’s UK singles chart. It’s the first top 10 hit for both.
Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” rises to a new peak of #11 on this week’s UK singles chart.
6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s “TROLLZ” debuts at #12 on the UK singles chart. It’s 6ix9ine’s 4th & Nicki’s 23rd top 20 hit.
Top 5 on this week’s UK albums chart:
- MTV Unplugged – Liam Gallagher
- Chromatica – Lady Gaga
- Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent – Lewis Capaldi
- Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
- Fine Line – Harry Styles
Young T and Bugsey and Headie One’s “Don’t Rush” rises to a new peak of #19 on this week’s UK singles chart, six months after release.
Ariana Grande was the #1 most streamed female artist on global Spotify on June 18 with over 15.75 million listens.
Beyonce’s ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ has now surpassed 2 billion streams on Spotify.
Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” has now surpassed 600 million views on YouTube.
Most listened to artists on Spotify during sex, according to new playlist study:
- The Weeknd
- Trey Songz
- Two Feet
DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s “ROCKSTAR” spends a fifth week at #1 on the UK singles chart
Teyana Taylor’s #THEALBUM has entered the top 10 on US Apple Music
NCT’s ‘Neo Zone: The Final Round’ was the week’s #1 best selling album in the US with ~25.5K pure copies sold
Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” has now surpassed 900 million views on YouTube.
Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and TY Dolla Sign’s “Swalla” has now surpassed 800 million streams on Spotify.
NCT’s “Cherry Bomb” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Chloe x Halle’s #UngodlyHour to debut at #15 with 25K sold first week in the US, the week’s biggest new entry
BLACKPINK was the #1 most streamed female group on global Spotify on June 18 with over 4.25 million listens
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