Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 28th May, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood actress Christabel Egbenya has expressed disappointment over a news report by Sun Newspaper about her urgent need for a man, even if she will end up as a second or third wife.
Amidst lockdown, Nollywood actor Femi Branch, set to announce new dates for his event, uses proposed tour to promote safety
Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, co-creator of the pulsating West African style of music known as Afrobeat, is dead at age 79
Davido will donate all the proceeds from the music video of D&G to D&G foundation and Humanitas to help in #Covid_19 Research.
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Katy Perry made a special appearance on Discovery to celebrate the now-postponed #SpaceX launch.
Ariana Grande spoke about the death of George Floyd in a recent Instagram story: “justice is not just about specific officers being arrested. it’s about dismantling the systems that make it possible.”
Halsey speaks out about the death of George Floyd: “rest in power #GeorgeFloyd an unarmed black man who was murdered by a police officer ON CAMERA. this system is failing the people it should protect. where is the accountability?”
Beyonce pays her respect to the late #GeorgeFloyd on her website.
Disney+ is set for a June 11 debut in Japan, launching via an exclusive partnership with local telecom giant NTT Docomo
TaylorSwift demands #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd on her latest Instagram story.
Doja Cat urges fans to sign the petition to charge the officers involved in George Floyd’s death and to donate money to help fund his memorial.
Early projections for next week’s #Hot100:
• #RainOnMe by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande to debut at #1.
• #BlueberryFaygo by Lil Mosey to enter the Top 15.
• #BreakMyHeart by Dua Lipa to rise.
Ally Brooke teases a “big announcement” coming Friday, May 29th.
NASA’s historic #SpaceX launch has been postponed to Saturday, May 30th due to weather conditions.
Lil Nas X is asking fans to help name his upcoming debut album.
Lady Gaga jokes about delivering her new album to stores in new post: “Delivering #Chromatica myself to every retailer around the world… in Chromatica time and distance do not exist ”
Shakira reveals she’s back in the studio working on her 12th album:“I’ve read your tweets bosses! I’m on it! 😘”
12 years ago today, Pussy cat Dolls released “When I Grow Up” as the lead single from their sophomore album, ‘Doll Domination.’ Produced by Rodney Jerkins, the tongue-in-cheek anthem reached a peak of #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ash Nikko will release her new song, “Cry” featuring Grimezsz on Wednesday, June 3rd.
Tones And I will release her new song, “Ur So F**king Cool” on Friday, May 29th.
Ellie Goulding will release her new album, ‘Brightest Blue,’ on Friday, July 17th which features collaborations from Black Bear, Lauv, Diplo, Swae Lee & the late Juice World.
The official track lengths for Lady Gaga’s upcoming album, #Chromatica, have been unveiled on iTunes.
Pop Author Alex Kazemi defends Shawn Mendes in new shoot for Office Magazine’s Intimacy Issue: “Nobody can fake their body’s natural instincts. This is why I think the bullying of Shawn Mendes online, and this obsession with outing him as gay, needs to stop.”
Social House will release their new song, “Electric,” tonight.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Tones and I ‘Dance monkey’ has reached 1 billion views on YouTube. Making her the fourth Australian singer to reach that number. The other three Australian singers that has up to one billion on YT are Goyte, Sia and Iggy.
Tomorrow X Together’s ‘The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY’ is the top debut on this week’s World Albums chart.
Halsey becomes the first female artist to have three songs with over 1 billion streams each on Spotify.
Kanye west‘s “Follow God” has now spent 30 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.
Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid’s”Eastside” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. It’s Benny’s first, Halsey’s third and Khalid’s second song to reach this milestone.
Doja Cat’s “Say So” spends a third week at #1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern” spends a sixth week at #1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.
Top 10 female soloists on this week’s Artist 100:
- Billie Eilish
- Dua Lipa
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Doja Cat
- Taylor Swift
- Ariana Grande
- Maren Morris
- Katy Perry
- Lauren Daigle
Da Baby and Roddy Ricch’s “ROCKSTAR” rises to #1 on the global Spotify chart for the first time (5,165,693 streams on May 26).
BTS’ ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ spends an twelfth week at #1 on the World Albums chart.
Top 10 on this week’s Social 50:
1. BTS (record-extending 180th week at #1)
7. Ariana Grande
8. GOT 7
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