Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 21th May, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Big Brother Naija 2020, season 5 audition holds online
Police detains Nollywood actor, Temitayo Philips for stabbing co-tenant to death over ekectricity bill
Fast rising Nollywood actor Adeniyi Adebayo a.k.a Investor bobby set to produce his third movie
COVID-19 is a scam. They did not plan the drama before they went on stage – Discharged Delta patient alleges
FIRS chairman ignores Buhari’s directive, retires nine directors, replaces them with members of his ethnic group
BBNaija’s Ella called out by boutique owner she owes
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Foxes returns to the music scene with her groovy new single, “Love Not Loving You.”
Nick Jonas has released his new song, #UntilWeMeetAgain from #TheVoiceFinale. Portions of its proceeds will be donated to Feeding America.
Rina Sawayama has released the music video for “Bad Friend.”
Arca will release her new album, ‘KiCk i’ on Friday, June 26th which features collaborations from Rosalia and more!
Sia is teases an upcoming project with @IMAX on social media.
Sia has released her new song, #Together for her upcoming film,
Lorde has deactivated her Instagram account following lengthy email update to fans yesterday.
Lady Gaga reveals lyrics of her #Chromatica track, #FreeWoman on her interview with Beats 1:
“I’m not nothing without a steady hand,
I’m not nothing unless I know I can,
I’m still something if I don’t got a man, I’m a free woman”
Ellie Goulding will release her new song, #Power alongside its music video tomorrow.
Lady Gaga tells Zane Lowe #Chromatica is about connecting with people and breaking down the walls of her celebrity status: “I’m a person, I’m an artist, I’m not a celebrity. Whatever this celebrity thing is, I wish to eradicate its existence.”
Demi Lovato presents Miley Cyrus with the Webby special achievement award for her Instagram show, Bright Minded.
Skeet Ulrich revealed the real reason he is leaving #Riverdale in a recent Instagram Live: “I’m leaving Riverdale because I got bored creatively. How’s that? The most honest answer.”
The Weeknd has officially postponed his ‘After Hours’ tour to 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Early projections for next week’s #Hot100:
•The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights to return to #1 for a fifth week.
• ROCKSTAR by DaBaby & Roddy Ricch to go Top 5.
• Daisies by Katy Perry to debut at #35.
• Jonas Brothers’ & Karol G’s X to enter at #36.
6ix9ine announces that he is pushing back the release of his new video to Friday, May 29th. It was originally intended to drop this Friday, May 22nd.
The Weeknd & Doja Cat have released the #InYourEyes remix.
Lady Gaga tells Zane Lowe that ‘Joanne’ drove her into a deep depression after realizing the album couldn’t fix her father’s trauma:“No matter how big I become, no matter how many sold out stadiums I have, I can’t fix my dad.”
“I told her, ‘Now, everything that you care about when you sing, I want you to forget it and just sing. And while you do it, I’m gonna dance in front of you!’” – Lady Gaga to Zane Lowe on recording #RainOnMe with Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga shares lyrics off her new Elton John collaboration, “Sine From Above” with Zane Lowe: “I heard one sine from above then the signal split in two – the sound created stars like me and you. Before there was love there was silence, I heard one sine and it healed my heart”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine” is now the #1 trending music video on YouTube US.
“Want To Want Me” by Jason Derulo has reached 400 MILLION views on YouTube. This is his fifth video to achieve this (fourth as a lead artist).
Doja Cat’s “Boss Bitch” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
“Toosie Slide” by Drake has reached 100 MILLION views on YouTube. This is his 45th video to achieve this.
Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” has now sold over 400,000 units in the US.
Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” has now earned over 1 billion on-demand audio streams in the US. With on-demand video, it tops 1.845 billion total, making it one of the most streamed songs ever.
Cher’s biggest Hot 100 hits:
1 Half Breed
3 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
4 I Got You Babe
5 Dark Lady
6 If I Could Turn Back Time
Kygo and Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love” has now sold over 1 million units in the UK.
Hayley Williams’ ‘Petals For Armor’ debuts at #1 on the Top Rock Albums chart. Yelyah Williams is the first woman in history to hit #1 both as a soloist and with a group.
Beyonce ties Alicia Keys as the female artist with the most #1 hits in R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay history as “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion tops the chart (8 each)
Normani’s “Motivation” has now sold over 800,000 units in the US.
6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” has now sold over 300,000 units in the US.
Today in 2016, Drake, Wizkid and Kyla’s “One Dance” reached #1 on the Hot 100.
Today in 2011, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” reached #1 on the Hot 100. It was the biggest hit of the year and sold nearly 9 million US downloads, becoming the best selling digital track by a soloist in history.
11 years ago today, The Black Eyed Peas released the single “I Gotta Feeling”. It topped the Hot 100 for 14 weeks & ranks #7 on the all-time chart, went Diamond and is the best selling digital single ever with over 9 million paid US downloads.
Today in 2016, Drake’s ‘Views’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 1,039,000 sold. It shattered streaming records upon release, spent 13 weeks at #1, launched the hits “Hotline Bling” & “One Dance” and became the biggest album of Drake’s career.
Doja Cat’s ‘Hot Pink’ now ranks among the top 20 best selling albums of the year in the US (406K units in 2020).
15 years ago today, Mariah Carey‘s “It’s Like That” reached #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
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