Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 29th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Actress, Onyii Alex blasts comedian, Funny Bone after he alleged Igbo girls graduate and wait for rich husbands
Tonto Dikeh turns drama into ‘FoodieTainment’, sets to launch her ‘Food Eating Show’
Prophet T.B. Joshua threatens Covid-19 as he goes praying on top mountain
‘I love you all but stop encroaching on my personal space’ – BBNaija Mercy warns fans
Online comedian, Cute Abiola in tears of joy after a stranger surprised him with car as birthday gift
Don’t frustrate the efforts of your siblings to shine, light them with your own candles – Reno Omokri
“You can’t please everybody, concentrate on pleasing your maker” – Naira Marley’s Ramadan message
“I was reading along as he spoke” – OAP, Toke Makinwa slams President Buhari over recent speech
‘You may not be able to take care of everyone around you, but let love lead’ – Comedian AY admonishes
“I beat the demon again, I’m up before 11am” – BBNaija Alex reveals how she conquered oversleeping habit
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Noah Cyrus will release her new EP, ‘The End Of Everything,’ on Friday, May 15th.
Kim Kardashian accepts Gisele’s #AllInChallenge and offers fans a chance to eat lunch with her and her sisters while they film the new season of #KUWTK. All proceeds will go to COVID-19 relief efforts.
‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ will be available to stream on Netflix starting Friday, May 1st.
Halsey & Marshmello tease the release of their new collaboration coming out on Friday, May 1st.
‘Little Women: Atlanta’ star Minnie Ross has passed away at the age of 34 after hit-and-run car accident.The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.
Kehlani reveals that releasing her new album, ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t,’ has been “one of the hardest things” she has ever done. It drops Friday, May 8th.
Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” has scored a perfect 100% from 18 reviews in Rotten Tomatoes after its release. Created by Mindy Kaling, the show centers around an Indian-American teen and the obstacles she goes through to escalate her social status.
A “Good Morning America” reporter is going viral after he went on air without pants unaware his legs were in full view.
Girl groups with the most music show wins in 2020 so far:
1. Red Velvet (9)
2. ITZY (8)
3. GFRIEND (7)
4. Apink (6)
5. IZ*ONE & (G)I-DLE (4)
Netflix has picked up ‘Social Distance,’ a new anthology series from ‘Orange is the New Black’ production team. The show will focus on the “new, bizarre, bewildering reality we are all experiencing” in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyoncé will be featured on a new remix of a song that’s releasing “very soon,” according to an insider who has previously confirmed the “HOMECOMING” live album and other Beyoncé releases in the past.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are expecting their first child together
Todrick Hall will release his new album #QuarantineQueen tomorrow, April 29th. The album will be themed around the current COVID-19 pandemic.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Britney Spears’ ‘Britney Jean’ debuts at #3 on this week’s Vinyl Albums chart
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. It’s both artists’ second song to reach this milestone.
Dua Lipa ties Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B & Halsey as the female artists with the most songs with over 1 billion streams on Spotify (two each).
XXXTentacion’s “Moonlight” now ranks among the top 100 most streamed songs in Spotify history (958 million).
Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes’ “Lover (Remix)” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” has now surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.
Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ has entered the top 10 on US iTunes. The album was originally released in 1986.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ was up 81.6% in US unit sales this week with over 5K sold.
Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ was up 36.4% in US unit sales this week with 7.7K sold.
“Physical” by Dua Lipa has reached 200 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her twelfth song to achieve this.
“Break My Heart” by Dua Lipa has reached 100 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her fifteenth song to achieve this.
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