Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 13th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Singer, KCee and wife, Ijeoma welcome their 3rd child
Rapper Zlatan gifts childhood friend Benz on his birthday, makes him Zanku Records Head of Media
Prophet Odumeje warns, disclaims use of his image to tarnish his reputation and that of his church
‘Church building is not house of God, it’s just a building, after lockdown, don’t go back there’ – Daddy Freeze
Nollywood Actress Christabel Egbenya To Sue Newspaper Over ‘Fake News’
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Pa Kasumu has been laid to Rest
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Dua Lipa teased that her collaboration with Normani will be released soon
The Original Broadway Production of the musical #Hamilton will be available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus from July 3rd.
Lolo Zouai will release her new song, “Alone With You,” this Friday, May 15th.
Ariana Grande will be interviewed today on Apple Music from 12-2 pm ET.
Nicki Minaj delivers another killer verse on this unreleased A$AP Ferg track previewed over Instagram Live.
The Hunger Games prequel novel comes out one week from today!
6ix9ine urges fans to buy his new single, “GOOBA,” on iTunes to ensure a #1 debut on the Hot 100: “They gonna try and cheat us out a #1”
Spotify is rolling out a new feature that allows up to 100 people to control a host’s music queue from their individual devices.
No Kid Hungry, an organization that feeds children in need, turned down a donation of $200k from rapper 6ix9ine “As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
Dua Lipa tells BritishGQ she’d love to collaborate with Rihanna and Kylie Minogue.
Camila Cabello teases a “fun little project” coming in the next couple weeks on Instagram.
Melanie has released merchandise for her ‘Cry Baby’ track, “Play Date” after its surge in popularity on TikTok.
Amazon is reportedly looking to buy the world’s largest cinema chain, AMC Theaters.
Katy Perry will release her fifth studio album on August 14th. The news is currently being shared with Amazon Alexa users if they ask the virtual assistant about it.
Future will release his new album, #HighOffLife featuring Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Meek Mill, Da Baby and more this Friday, May 15th.
Queen Herby has revealed the tracklist for her upcoming project, ‘EP 8,’ which will be released on May 26th.
Madonna reveals she’s undergoing regenerative treatment for ‘missing cartilage’ after suffering a slew of injuries during her #MadameX world tour.
Twitter has announced a new update for iOS that will provide users better access to comments quoting their tweets.
Little Mix revealed to Buzz Feed they loved Fifth Harmony but felt threatened that another X-Factor girl-group was signed to their same label.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Kehlani now challenging Drake for #1 debut on this week’s US albums chart. Both at 70k+
Best selling pure albums of 2020 so far (US)
1 MAP OF THE SOUL: 7
2 After Hours
4 Here and Now
5 Music to Be Murdered By
7 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
9 American Standard
10 Neo Zone – The 2nd Album
Today in 2017, Kygo and Selena Gomez’s “It Ain’t Me” reached its peak of #10 on the Hot 100.
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce’s “Savage” now ranks among the top 10 best selling downloads of the year in the US (all versions).
Today in 2017, Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” reached #1 on the Hot 100.
Today in 2006, Rihanna’s “SOS” reached #1 on the Hot 100. It was the first of Rihanna’s 14 #1 hits.
Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me” has now sold over 500,000 units in the US
Ariana Grande was the #1 most streamed female artist on global Spotify on May 11 with over 14.5 million listens.
Bad Bunny was the #1 most streamed artist overall on global Spotify on May 11 with over 47 million listens.
Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart for a milestone tenth week.
“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa has reached 800 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her fifth song to achieve this.
IU and SUGA’s “eight” debuts at #1 on this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart. It’s the first #1 for both artists.
Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” has now surpassed 300 million streams on Spotify.
“Boss B*tch” by Doja Cat has reached 2 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is her second video to achieve this.
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