Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 25th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Veteran Nollywood actress, Shafkat Bose Adewoyin, who is famous for her role as Madam Tinubu in ‘EFUNROYE TINUBU’, is dead,
I wish I were a star in America – Uche Ogbodo
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Mel Gibson’s representative gives statement to TooFab on Winona Ryder’s claim of anti-semitic and homophobic comments, including an AIDS joke at a 1996 party: “This is 100% untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now.”
ChloexHalle reveal that they would like to remix ‘Ungodly Hour’ track ‘Busy Boy’ with Nicki Minaj
The Pokémon Company unveils Pokemon Unite, a new real-time strategy game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices that will pit teams of five players against one another.
Hulu has released the first teaser for the #HandmaidsTale Season 4, coming 2021.
Brendon Urie of Panic At The Disco asks the Trump Campaign to stop playing their music at rallys.The group’s smash hit, “High Hopes” was used at Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Director/Actor “Watching Sean” , son of the famous director Oliver Stone, spoke to Pop Author Alex Kazemi about social media addiction on ‘Midnight In The Desert’: “In the 2020s, you have a choice. You stay addicted to social media, or you escape and you got out when you could.”
Jess Glynne has been named UK radio’s most listened to artist in 2019: “Might drop something new for you to say thanks!”
Katy Perry revealed that one of her favorite tracks from #KP5 is titled, “What Makes A Woman,” & is dedicated to her daughter during an interview
A.I. actress Erica has been cast in the lead role of new $70 MILLION sci-fi movie, ‘b.’
Erica was created from scratch by Japanese scientists to play the lead role. Producers say this is the first film to rely on an artificially intelligent actor.
Doja Cat responds to people calling her a white supremacist on Instagram Live: “My friends aren’t racist on chat rooms. My friends on Tinychat aren’t white supremacists…and you won’t find anything on them because you’re stupid!”
Novak Djokovic, the world’s #1 tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19 and apologizes for possibly spreading it after hosting Adria Tour throughout Eastern Europe: “I can’t express how sorry I am for this and every case of infection.”
Jenny Slate announces she will no longer voice Missy on #BigMouth: “I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play ‘Missy’ because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But ‘Missy’ is also Black, and Black characters should be played by Black people”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” has now sold over 1.5 million units in the US.
Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” has now earned over 100 million on-demand streams in the US.
Beyonce’s “All Night” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Most streamed artists on global Spotify (June 22)
- Bad Bunny – 23.18m
- Drake – 19.12m
- Travis Scott – 16.76m
- The Weeknd – 16.34m
- Anuel – 15.4m
- Joe Balvin – 15.32m
- Post Malone – 15.25m
8 Juice WRLD – 14.8m
- Ariana Grande – 14.8m
- BTS – 13.8m
Artists with the most #1 hits the on Pop Songs airplay chart:
Rihanna – 11
Katy Perry – 11
Maroon 5 – 11
Bruno Mars – 9
Pink – 9
Taylor Swift – 9
Justin Timberlake – 8
Beyonce – 7
Justin Bieber – 7
Lady Gaga – 7
KIDZ BOP has the most top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 among all acts this century (24).
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” has now surpassed 700 million streams on Spotify.
Beyonce’s ‘Dangerously In Love’ has sold 5.125 million pure copies in the US, one of the best selling debut albums ever.
Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez’s “Past Life” will impact US Pop radio the week of July 13.
Megan Thee Stallion’s “Captain Hook” has now earned over 100 million on-demand streams in the US.
The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ has now spent 250 weeks on the Billboard 200.
Lilbaby’s ‘My Turn’ has now earned over 2 billion on-demand streams in the US this year. It’s now the #1 most streamed album in 2020.
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