Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 26th May, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Teachers who flog kids for speaking local languages should be ashamed of themselves, Yul Edochie says
Netflix has announced that they are increasing their investment in Nigeria, the home of Nollywood, Africa’s most prolific film industry.
Barely 3 days after it was streamed on Netflix, Living in Bondage tops all Nollywood movies on the streaming service.
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Grimezsz reveals she had to change her child’s name from “X Æ A-12” to “X Æ A-Xii” because numbers aren’t allowed in birth certificates: “one dash is allowed”
Doja Cat addresses allegations of participating in racist live chatrooms, clarifies meaning of the controversial track that resurfaced: “I understand my influence & impact & I’m taking this very seriously.
Madonna reveals her ‘current wardrobe sitch’ in revealing photo: “for those of you who are offended in any way by this photo then I want to let you know that I have successfully graduated from the University of Zero F*^ks Given.”
Billie Eilish recently revealed she’s been inspired by Nicki Minaj for the way she does ‘different voices and changes it up’: “Everybody knows Nicki Minaj is like, queen of doing different voices.”
Lana Del Rey goes on video to further clarify her controversial Instagram post that landed her in hot waters: “The difference is, when I get on the pole, people call me wh*re, but when [FKA] twigs gets on the pole, it’s art.”
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart split up after nearly 3 years of dating,
Fans think Megan Fox hit back at Lana Del Rey in a now-deleted Instagram post: “There is never a need to compare yourself to other women. I know the struggle of being a woman in the industry. I know the feeling of being constantly scrutinized & degraded.”
Rihanna celebrates 15 years in the music industry in new Instagram story: “Man this is trippy. Feels like just yesterday I was shaking in the hallways of Def Jam waiting to audition for Jay.”
Lana Del Rey will release her new album, ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club,’ on Saturday, September 5th.
Uncut Gems is now available to stream on Netflix.
This week’s #Hot100 Top 10 will be revealed today, a day late, in observance of #MemorialDay.
Quavo announces on Instagram that he has officially graduated high school.
Offset congratulates fellow Migos member Quavo on Twitter:”HE WENT AND COMPLETED SOMETHING NO ONE THOUGHT HE WOULD DO”
📈 MUSIC DATA
Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” has now sold over 700,000 units in the US.
Katy Perry’s #DAISIES has now sold over 100,000 units in the US.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” is now certified 7x Platinum in Canada.
6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” has now sold over 400,000 units in the US.
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “stuck with u” has now sold over 400,000 units in the US.
Rihanna is the first female artist to have over 20 songs reach at least 300 million streams each on Spotify.
Noah Cyrus’ ‘The End of Everything EP’ debuts at #124 on this week’s Billboard 200 (8.1K sold).
Charli XCX’s ‘how i’m feeling now’ debuts at #111 on this week’s Billboard 200 (8.5K sold).
BTS’ ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ is #50 on this week’s Billboard 200 (13K sold).
Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is #23 on this week’s Billboard 200 (22.1K sold).
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ rises to #22 on this week’s Billboard 200, up 37% in sales (22.2K sold).
Doja Cat’s ‘Hot Pink’ is #17 on this week’s Billboard 200 (27K sold).
Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘SUGA’ is #15 on this week’s Billboard 200 (28K sold).
Kehlani’s ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ is #13 on this week’s Billboard 200. It’s the highest ranked album by a female artist this week (29K sold).
Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ rises to #12 on this week’s Billboard 200, up 49% in sales (32K).
Bad Bunny is the only artist with two albums in the top 20 on this week’s Billboard 200 (YHLQMDLG & LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR).
Billie Eilish’s ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ departs the Billboard 200’s top 20 for the first time ever.
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