Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 18th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood actor, Browny Igboegwu and his wife, Becky, have welcomed a daughter after waiting for ten years.
Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade converts back to Islam, says she’s happier than before
Nollywood actor and director, Ramsey Nouah, has asked that all the Twitter accounts impersonating him be blocked.
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Neopets animated series is set to launch in fall 2021 as part of a bigger push to refresh the franchise, JumpStart CEO Jim Czulewicz reveals.
Ava Max postpones new single, “Who’s Laughing Now?” again due to some “exciting news”: “I promise it will come out.”
Breakfast brand #AuntJemima will remove its imagery and be renamed amid the #BlackLivesMatter movement, PepsiCo announces.
David Fincher’s first film in 6 years, ‘Mank,’ finished filming just days before quarantine began. The movie is expected this year and stars Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman and Lily Collins.
Nicki Minaj shows love for Lil Nas X after “coming out” as a Barb: “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. 🎀 Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth.”
Kristen Stewart cast as Princess Diana in director Pablo Larraín’s new drama, ‘Spencer,’ Production expected to begin “early 2021.”
All episodes of Love Victor are NOW STREAMING on Hulu.
HBO to release ‘Coastal Elites’ quarantine special starring Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson and Issa Rae. The special focuses on five characters in New York and LA coping with “politics and the pandemic.” Out this September.
Early projections for next week’s #Hot100:
•ROCKSTAR by DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch to spend third week at #1.
•6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj’s TROLLZ to debut at #2.
•The Bigger Picture by LilBaby to enter at #5.
Twitter has announced an update for iOS that gives users the ability to record audio snippets and attach them to their tweets.
Georgia police officer who killed unarmed 27-year-old Black man Rayshard Brooks has been arrested and charged with murder. The cop is being charged with 11 counts, including felony murder and aggravated assault.
📈 MUSIC DATA
BLACKPINK was the #1 most streamed female group on global Spotify on June 16 with over 4.3 million listens
Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ has now surpassed 6 billion streams on Spotify. It’s just the 8th album to achieve this milestone.
Fat Joe and Ashanti’s “What’s Luv?” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Artists with the most weeks at #1 on the Artist 100:
Taylor Swift – 37
Drake – 31
The Weeknd – 20
Post Malone – 14
Ariana Grande – 13
Justin Bieber – 12
Ed Sheeran – 12
Billie Rilish – 10
Adele – 10
Bruno Mars – 7
BTS – 6
Lady Gaga – 6
Little Mix’s “Love Me Like You” has now surpassed 200 million views on YouTube.
StrayKids’ GOLIVE has reached #1 on US iTunes.
Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” has now surpassed 300 million streams on Spotify.
BTS’ “00:00 (Zero O’Clock)” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US.
All of J. Cole’s studio albums have reached #1 on the Billboard 200. He has six #1 records in total.
Post Malone’s “Circles” now ranks among the top 100 most streamed songs in Spotify history (969 million).
Ariana Grande was the #1 most streamed female artist on global Spotify on June 16 with over 15.5 million listens.
Bad Bunny was the #1 most streamed artist on global Spotify on June 16 with over 25 million listens
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