Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 14th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
‘Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons’ – Khafi Kareem
Speed Darlington threatens to hack BBNaija Tacha’s IG account,
Singer, Davido showers his uncle, Sen. Ademola with birthday blessings as he turns new age
‘Invest in your future and not backside’ – Critic, Uche Maduagwu shades Mercy Eke
BBNaija’s Khafi gives reason she rejected N8m offer from skin whitening brand
Nigerians accuse IK Ogbonna of wearing male wig after he claimed his hair grew overnight
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Billie Eilish has postponed all tour dates this year amid COVID-19: “My team and I are working to reschedule everything and I promise I’ll let you know as soon as we can.”
Dont Start Now producer Ian Kirkpatrick says he wishes the song sounded like #SaySo: “That is the sound I wish I could have made ‘Don’t Start Now’ sound like. I mean, I love ‘Don’t Start Now.’ I stand by it. But doesn’t [‘Say So’] sound so classy and beautiful?”
Instagram announces new updates to make the platform more positive. Users will be able to delete comments in bulk, control who can tag and mention them, and will soon be able to pin select comments
Jordin Sparks announces she has a new single coming Friday, May 29th!
Amazon Music announces that they will be donating $5 for every download of “Stuck with U” from their platform between now and 9 PM PST tomorrow.
“Play Date” by Melanie has been added to Apple Music’s Today’s Hits playlist following its surge in popularity on TikTok.
To celebrate the release of #Daisies, Katy Perry will be crashing her fans’ listening parties via Zoom on Thursday at Midnight.Submit your party info for a chance to Zoom with Katy on her Official website
Khloe Kardashian & Kourtney Kardashian both shut down pregnancy rumors on the same day.
Lily Allen reveals she was offered a role on ‘American Horror Story’ but forgot about it.
Kygo has unveiled the tracklist for his upcoming album, #GoldenHour
Julia Michaels has released her new song, #GiveItToYou for NBC Songland
WatermelonSugar by Harry Styles is trending worldwide on Twitter ahead of the release of its music video. The song will serve as the next single off ‘Fine Line’ and it will impact US Pop Radio on May 19th.
Ariana Grande tells Beats1 she can’t wait for Rihanna’s album: “I’m really glad that she’s putting in so much effort [to COVID relief]. It means a lot…I listen to ‘ANTI’ every day. I think it’s time. I need it…She’s going to hate me for saying that, but I want it so bad.”
6ix9ine tells Billboard “the world is watching” the chart battle between “GOOBA” & “Stuck with U”, says he believes his song should top the Hot 100: “I will hate to believe that people pay for their spins on the radio and making manipulating bundles to manipulate the chart”
Charli XCX has unveiled the tracklist for her upcoming album, ‘how i’m feeling now.’
Kygo & One Republic will release their new collaboration, “Lose Somebody” on Friday, May 15th.
“Selfish” by MadisonBeer will impact Top 40/Mainstream Radio on May 19th, according to All Access.
Katy Perry will host a live Q&A with Amazon Music this Friday, May 15th! Perry will also perform her new single, #Daisies, for the very first time on the livestream.
The 1975’s new song, “Guys,” is out now!
Ariana Grande reveals to Beats1 that she has a collaboration with Doja Cat hoping to release soon.
Today in 2016, Beyonce‘s ‘Lemonade’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 653,000 sold. It won two GRAMMYs, became one of the most acclaimed albums ever, the global best seller of 2016 (pure) and made Beyoncé the first artist to reach #1 with their first six albums.
4 years ago today, Chance The Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ was released. It made history, becoming the first ever streaming-only album to debut on the Billboard 200
Songs to debut at #1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart this year:
• Psycho, RVsm Town
• Winter Flower, Younha & RM
• Black Swan, BTS
• ON • From Zero MonstaX
• eight, IU & SUGA
Early projections for next week’s #Hot100:
6ix9ine’s #GOOBA to debut at #1.
•#StuckwithU by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber to debut at #3.
DaBaby & Roddy Ricch’s #ROCKSTAR to reach new peak.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Megan Thee Stallion and Kehlani’s “Hit My Phone” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US
Dua Lipa’s “Physical” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Post Malone and Young Thug’s “Goodbyes” has now sold over 3.5 million units in the US.
Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj’s “Say So” is the greatest gainer on both the US and global Spotify charts in the last 24 hours
Super M – The First Mini Album’ has now sold over 300,000 pure copies in the US.
Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ has now sold over 4 million total units in the US.
Top 4 songs on US iTunes:
1️⃣ Stuck with U
3️⃣ Blinding Lights
“Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony feat Ty Dolla Sign has reached 9 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is both their most liked video on the platform.
“Best Song Ever” by One Direction has reached 5 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is their fourth video to achieve this.
“Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
has reached 300 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her thirteenth song to achieve this.
Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” has now surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify.
Da Baby and Roddy Ricch’s “ROCKSTAR” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US.
Mac Miller’s ‘The Divine Feminine’ has now sold over 100,000 pure copies in the US.
Lil Baby’s ‘My Turn’ has now sold over 1 million total units in the US.
Lady Gaga has surpassed 9 BILLION total views on YouTube.
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