Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 5th Aug, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Aigbe, bemoans over poor power supply in her area
Actress Onyi Alex advises ladies to focus on career/hobbies
Nollywood: ‘Chief Daddy 2’ to be released in 2021
Nollywood veteran Chinyere Wilfred loses mum
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
‘Mulan’ will now be released through Disney Plus on September 4 for $29.99 in the US.
Selena Gomez will launch ‘Rare Beauty’ on September 3rd. “I’ve had so much fun creating everything and can’t wait for y’all to try it all! I hope you love it as much as I do!”
Kanye West has listed self-described “biblical life-coach” Michelle Tidball as his running mate on his petition to be placed on the Arkans eWestllot. The filing confirms Tidball as West’s pick for VP after mentioning her in July.
Rina Sawayama stars in new ad for Skull candy’s limited edition earbuds. Proceeds benefit mental health treatment through the organization ‘To Write Love On Her Arms.’
BTS will make their debut performance of upcoming single, “Dynamite” at the 2020 #VMAs on August 30th. Song arrives Friday, August 21st.
J. Balvin, Doja Cat will perform at the VMAs on August 30th.
Camila Cabello reveals she’s hard at work on new music in recent Instagram post: “I’m so excited to show you”
Netflix and YouTube are bidding for the rights to Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener World Tour’ documentary, according to The Sun. The outlet reports that cameras followed Grande’s “every move” on stage, backstage and while traveling.
Donald Trump announces TikTok will be “out of business” by September 15th unless someone is willing to buy the app.
Beyonce’s #BlackIsKing scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest rated original title on DisneyPlus so far.
Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion will release their new collaboration, #WAP, on Friday, August 7th.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Beyonce’s #TheLionKing: The Gift headed for return to top 20 in the US with 21-24K units following #BlackIsKing release.
Taylor Swift’s #folklore aiming for second week at #1 in the US with 125-135k units. Will be near 1 million units sold to date.
The Weeknd’s collaboration with Juice WRLD is expected to be released this Thursday night.
Little Mix’s “Holiday” debuts at #18 on the Digital Songs Sales chart, becoming the group’s highest peaking hit since “Woman Like Me”.
Taylor Swift is the first artist in US history to debut a song and album at #1 in the same week.
BTS is the first artist in iTunes history to have three songs reach #1 in 100 total countries (“Moon” joins “Black Swan” & “Your eyes tell”).
Drake is now the artist with the #1 most monthly listeners on global Spotify (59.8 million).
J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy’s #UnDia debuts at #1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ was the #1 best selling vinyl album in the US this week (5th week at #1).
Today in 1989, Prince’s “Batdance” reached #1 on the Hot 100.