Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 20th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Dino Melaye stars in Nollywood movie, ‘The Bean Shaped Superhero’
Nollywood actor, Owooniran ‘Wazo’ Rasak, and his wife have welcomed a new addition to their family.
We are happy the way we are, Lilian Esoro tells ‘concerned’ fan intruding on relationship with Ubi Franklin
Nollywood actress Juliet Mgborukwe finds love again a year after messy divorce
Nollywood Actress Lynda Clems Welcomes Baby With Husband
Doja Cat teases a collaboration with The Weeknd coming “very soon.”
‘Twilight’ actor Gregory Tyree Boyce, 30, and his girlfriend Natalie Adepoju, 27, have passed away. Their causes of death are still pending.
Rina Sawayama will release the music video for “Bad Friend” today at 10am EST.
Rosalia talks to ELLE magazine about the pressure to constantly be productive during quarantine: “There’s this kind of pressure to be creative or busy most of the time… I’m trying to run from that. I’m trying to do things that keep me mentally healthy.”
Rosalia gushes about her #Grammys experience to ELLE magazine: “My whole life, I’ve watched the artists I most admire perform on that stage… And suddenly, to find myself singing flamenco and dancing a little seguidilla, I felt so grateful… I felt so embraced.”
Mindy Kaling has signed on to co-write “Legally Blonde 3” starring Reese Witherspoon.
Normani shares an update on her debut album: “I’ve been recording in the confines of my home…I’m continuously working toward finishing my album. It’s been really exciting for me to randomly play my new records for all my cousins in our group chats.”
Ali Chater will release her new song, “Two Of Us,” this Thursday, May 21st.
TikTok scores another huge victory with its first CEO, a Disney veteran who helped launch Disney+ and secure the acquisition of Marvel, Lucasfilm and more.
Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox have split after nearly a decade of marriage, Green confirms in his podcast.
Netflix drops new teaser for the final season of “13 Reasons Why” out Friday, June 5th. Full trailer arrives today.
Rosalia talks to ELLE magazine about criticism surrounding her accent when singing and cultural appropriation accusations: “Andalusian culture is present in Catalunya because there have always been immigrants from that region… Flamenco is in Catalunya.”
Ellie Goulding teases her upcoming music era, #EG4, with new video.
Foster The People will release their new single, “Lamb’s Wool,” this Friday, May 22nd.
YouTube will host a virtual graduation ceremony on June 6th with guest appearances from:
Megan Thee Stallion
Chloe X Halle
Lizzo (and more!)
The 2020 Met Gala has officially been cancelled after organizers planned to postpone the event to later this year.
The 2021 Academy Awards ceremony is at risk of being postponed, Variety reports. “It’s likely they’ll be postponed,” one source told the outlet.
Lorde tells fans she’s more excited than ever to get back on the road and promote new music in email to fans: “I want to do interviews, talk about the record over and over until I know it inside out. I want to do photoshoots, make videos…I want to use my gift.”
Lorde confirms she started going back to the studio in December and has been working with Jack Antonoff over Facetime while quarantined: “A thing started to take shape. And then of course the world shut down. We’re still working away.”
📈 MUSIC DATA
BTS’ ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ spends an eleventh week at #1 on the World Albums chart.
Bad Bunny simultaneously holds the top 3 spots on this week’s Top Latin Albums chart, becoming the first artist to achieve this in over 3 years.
Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is now the longest running #1 by a solo female with no additional artists in Hot Country Songs history (11 weeks).
Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern” spends a fifth week at #1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.
Lizzo and ArianaGrande’s “Good As Hell Remix” has now surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify.
Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ has re-entered the top 10 on US iTunes.
NCT’s ‘Neo Zone – The Final Round’ has entered the top 10 on US iTunes.
Top 10 female soloists on this week’s Artist 100:
2. Ariana Grande
3. Billie Eilish
4. Dua Lipa
5. Doja Cat
6. Megan Thee Stallion
7. Yelyah Williams
9. Taylor Swift
10. Maren Morris’
Top 5 best selling digital singles this week (US)
1. stuck with u – ArianaGrande
& Justin Bieber
2. Say So – Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj’
3. GOOBA – 6ix9ine
4. Savage – Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce
5. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
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