Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 16th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel O. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
You helped position the Jenifa brand, Nollywood’s Akindele extols Ighodalo
Igbo Elite writes Nollywood legend Pete Edochie says The age of Methuselah has nothing to do with the wisdom of Solomon
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
3 years ago today, Lorde released her second album ‘Melodrama.’ The concept album saw the singer explore a bold new sound with producer Jack Antonoff. It debuted at #1 and was the only album by a female artist to be nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2018 Grammys.
Teyana Taylor will release her new album, ‘THE ALBUM,’ on Friday, June 19. It features collaborations with Kehlani, Big Sean, Missy Elliott, Future, Quavo, Davido, her daughter Junie and more.
Three NYPD cops have been hospitalized after drinking beverages with toxic substances in them at a Shake Shack,
T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Fortnite, Instagram, Chase bank and more have all experienced outages in the United States, leading some to believe we’re under a major DDoS attack.
Supreme Court extends Title VII workplace discrimination laws to include LGBTQ+ workers in landmark ruling. It is now illegal for an employer to discriminate based on a person’s sexual orientation or transgender status.
Ava Max will release her new song, “Who’s Laughing Now?” on Thursday, June 25th.
Ed Westwick receives backlash from #GossipGirl fans as his surprise announcement’ is selling face masks, later reveals a portion of net proceeds will go to ‘Kick It Out’ organization.
Saweetie will release her new song, #TapIn, on Wednesday, June 17th.
Ashe will release the remix to “Moral of the Story” featuring Niall Horan on Wednesday, June 17th.
Doja Cat addresses critics on Twitter following brief hiatus from the platform: “Sorry that I couldn’t see sooner that you’re a fking loser pleb with micro c*ck fk off chump.”
The 2021 Academy Awards have been pushed back to Sunday, April 25th amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The eligibility cutoff date for films has also been extended to February 28th.
Most nominated artists at 2020 #BETAwards:
Drake – 6
Megan Thee Stallion – 5
Roddy Ricch – 5
Beyoncé – 4
Nicki Minaj – 4
Chris Brown – 4
Lizzo – 4
DaBaby – 4
KJ Apa responds to criticism about his silence on the #BlackLivesMatter movement: “I don’t need to post about my opinions and beliefs in order for them to be real to me.”
The Matrix 4 has been postponed to April 1, 2022, Warner Bros. announces. The sequel stars the original cast members and brings back director Lana Wachowski.
Ariana Grande’s new US certifications:
goodnight n go – GOLD
NASA – PLATINUM
Boyfriend (w/ SocialHouse) – PLATINUM
needy – PLATINUM
imagine – PLATINUM
thank u, next (album) – 2x PLATINUM
break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored – 3x PLATINUM
7 rings – 5x PLATINUM
Disclosure reveal they produced ChloexHalle’s title track from their new album, #UngodlyHour: “They had this phrase in their minds ‘The Ungodly Hour’ & together we built it into a song, which became the title track of their new album.”
Zara Larsson will release her new song, “Love Me Land,” on Friday, July 10th.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Today in 2018, Kanye West’s ‘ye’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 208,000 sold. It spawned the top 10 hit “Yikes” and every track entered the Hot 100’s top 40.
Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” has now spent six months in the Hot 100’s top 10. It’s the year’s biggest hit.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” spends a tenth week at #1 on the Radio Songs chart. It’s his first song to achieve this milestone [75 million audience].
The Hot 100 ends its longest streak of single week #1 hits this century (5 in a row). The Scotts, Say So, Savage, stuck with u and Rain On Me all led for one week each.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” is the greatest airplay gainer on this week’s Hot 100 [+38% to 24.2 million audience].
Justin Bieber ties Drake as the artist with the most top 5 hits on the Hot 100 in the past decade. Both have earned 16 since the start of 2010.
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” has now spent 20 weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10. It’s her first song to achieve this milestone.
Artists with the most top 5 hits on the Hot 100 in 2020:
Justin Bieber 4
Ariana Grande 2
Lady Gaga 2
Roddy Ricch 2
The Weeknd 2
Doja Cat’s “Say So” spends a sixth week at #1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart. It ties “Don’t Start Now” as the longest running #1 among tracks first topping the chart in 2020.
Ella Mai’s ‘Ella Mai’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200.
BTS’ ‘Love Yourself 結 Answer’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200.
Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200.
Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200.
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