Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 28th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood needs ministry of entertainment – Osita Iheme
Actress, Uche Nnanna, loses mum
Tears flow as Ogun Majek is laid to rest in Ibadan
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Adele tells fans to be “patient” for her new album: “Corona ain’t over. I’m quarantining. Wear a mask and be patient ♥️”
Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith react to the clip that resurfaced of Shane Dawson staring at a photo of a pre-teen Willow Smith while pretending to masturbate: “SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU.”
Shane Dawson apologizes for making videos in blackface, saying N-Word, making jokes about pedophilia and more:
“My childhood, my past, I’ve had a lot of pain. I’ve had a lot of bad things happen to me, a lot of issues with my family. I took that pain and turned it into jokes.”
JoJo Siwa responds to allegations that her recent music video featured a dancer in blackface: “We’re talking about kids dressing up as circus animals! No one in my video is wearing blackface. It’s awful that anyone’s mind would even go there.”
“I’d be like ‘why are people here to see me? They don’t really like me. They’ve been fooled into thinking they like me, cause I don’t even really like me.’ That was the narrative going on in my head for a very long time.” — Katy Perry on being depressed during her #Witness Tour.
Ava Max talks to Eoghan McDermo about being a woman in the industry growing up: “Producers wanted to date me instead wanting to work with me. I was 15/16 years old.”
Confirmed performers for today’s #BETAwards:
Chloe x Halle
Megan Thee Stallion
Disney delays ‘Mulan’ theatrical release to late August amid COVID-19 concerns
“Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry is stepping down from ‘Cleveland Brown’ role: “It’s heen an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color.”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Kygo and Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Jack Harlow’s “WHATS POPPIN” was the #1 song on US Spotify overall on Friday (1.95 million combined streams including the remix feat. DaBaby, Lil Tunechi Tory Lanez).
Dua Lipa is the first female artist to have three songs with over 1 billion streams each on Spotify as a lead (New Rules, IDGAF & One Kiss).
Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. It’s her third song to reach this milestone.
Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” now ranks among the top 100 most streamed songs in the US this year (on-demand).
YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “Make No Sense” has now sold over 1.5 million units in the US.
Fastest music videos to reach reach 100 million views in YouTube history
- How You Like That
- Boy With Luv
- Kill This Love
- thank u, next
- Look What You Made Me Do
BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” has nowsurpassed 100 million views on YouTube. It breaks the record for fastest music video to reach this milestone in history
Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of the Century so far:
- Crazy In Love
- Paper Planes
- Seven Nation Army
- Hey Ya!
- 99 Problems
- Rolling in the Deep
- Last Nite
- Since U Been Gone
- Get Ur Freak On
Nelly’s ‘Country Grammar’ is the best selling debut hip-hop album of the US Soundscan era with 8.62 million pure copies sold.
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” has now surpassed 900 million views on YouTube.
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