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Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 5th May, 2020

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Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Tuesday, 5th May, 2020

Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 :  +234(0)7065560179)

🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT

BBNaija Uriel turns Tory Lanez Instalive into worship center, sings in her dialect, Igbo

‘Nigerian artistes always pass through Ghana before they blow’ – Ghanaian singer, Stonebwoy alleges

‘It’s not your fault, Na Don Jazzy cause am’ – Man slams singer, REMA after her said money is not his goal

‘Go and message other celebrities’ – Bobrisky cries out after receiving over 17k messages on Snapchat

BBNaija Khafi’s fiance, Gedoni stirs up gossip as he celebrates ex-girlfriend

Days after his arrest, online comedian, The Cute Abiola has been released

Actress, Mercy Johnson and husband finally welcome their 4th child

🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT

YG Entertainment confirms BLACKPINK’s June comeback: “Blackpink is scheduled to come back in June. We plan to officially make an announcement to fans first as soon as we have an exact release date”

JoJo reveals that she and Taylor Swift bonded over record label issues, years prior to Swift’s public feud with Big Machine Records over her masters: “she couldn’t have ever known that she would go through something similar where her catalog was bought from her.”

Elon Musk confirms that he and Grimes have had their first child.

Carnival Cruise announces it will continue operations with eight ships in North America beginning August 1st.This is the company’s first step in transitioning back to normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doja Cat has released her #VEVOLift live performance of “Say So.”

Taylor Swift sent a box full of merchandise and a personalized 30th birthday note to a fan who had gone to New York City to help as a nurse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justin and Hailey Bieber dropped the first episode of their new Facebook reality series, “The Biebers.”

Kehlani has revealed the tracklist for her new album, ‘It Was Good Until Wasn’t’ which features collaborations from Tory Lanez,Jhene Aiko, Uncle Sego, Lucky Daye & James Blake.

Nicolas Cage has been cast as Joe Exotic in the upcoming #TigerKing series

In 2019, streaming accounted for more than half of all global recorded music revenue for the first time ever. Global music industry revenues totaled $20.2 billion in 2019 across all formats, the biggest year for music since 2004. Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lady Gaga and BTS were among last year’s biggest artists.

Top 10 music markets in 2019 (via IFPI)

1. US
2. Japan
3. UK
4. Germany
5. France
6. South Korea
7. China
8. Canada
9. Australia
10. Brazil

Global music industry 2019 revenue breakdown (via IFPI)
56.1% streaming (42% from paid)
21.6% physical
12.6% performance rights
7.2% digital
2.4% synch

Author Stephenie Meyer announced the next installment, ‘Midnight Sun,’ will hit bookshelves on August 4th. The novel mirrors the events of the first book but from the perspective of Edward Cullen.

Katharine McPhee expresses interest in playing Meg in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s ‘Hercules’: “Okay…hear me out”

Top 5 best selling digital singles this week (US)

1. THE SCOTT’S
2. Savage Remix
3. Blinding Lights
4. Living In a Ghost Town
5. House Party

Beyoncé is not credited on the Hot 100 for “Savage” as total chart points for the remix did not outweigh the original. Credit will be re-evaluated next week.

For the first time in 35 weeks, the #1 track on the Hot 100 is a collaboration. This ends the longest streak of solo #1’s this century.

Iggy Azalea clarifies misconception that she “blamed” Britney Spears for “Pretty Girls” underperforming back in 2015: “All I ever said was that her team wouldn’t let her do much extra promo.”

FKAtwigs teases a mixtape in new Instagram post: “Might make a mixtape, might.”

📈 MUSIC DATA

‘Romance’ by Camila Cabello has been certified PLATINUM in the US.

“My Oh My” by Camila Cabello feat Da Baby has been certified PLATINUM in the US.

“Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion has reached 100 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her third song to achieve this.

Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.

Camila Cabello and Da Baby’s “My Oh My” rises to #1 on this week’s Billboard Pop Songs airplay chart.

Travis Scott’s ‘Rodeo’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200

All of Travis Scott’s solo studio albums are simultaneously charting on this week’s Billboard 200

Billie Eilish’s ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ rises to #12 on this week’s Billboard 200 (25.3K sold).

Dance Gavin Dance’s ‘Afterburner’ debuts at #14 on this week’s Billboard 200 (23.4K sold)

Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ is #17 on this week’s Billboard 200 (22K sold).

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is #15 on this week’s Billboard 200 (23.2K sold).

Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ is #18 on this week’s Billboard 200 (21K sold).

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ is #32 on this week’s Billboard 200 (16.4K sold).

Anne Marie’s “2002” has now surpassed 400 million views on YouTube.

“Havana” by Camila Cabello & Young Thug has been certified 9x PLATINUM in the US.

Post Malone’s “Circles” extends its record as the longest running top 10 hit in Hot 100 history (35 weeks).

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” returns to #1 on the global Spotify chart with over 5 million streams.

Travis Scott has earned a #1 on the Hot 100 in each of the last three years (2018-2020).

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