Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 6th May, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
After taking sides with Wizkid, man questions BBNaija Tacha’s Davido tattoo loyalty
“I’m such a hottie” – Actress, Regina Daniels gushes over herself as she shares adorable photos
‘I almost went into fraud when I was frustrated with life’ – Rapper, Zlatan says
Comedian, Cute Abiola says he won’t show his face ever again while in Navy uniform
‘You for stay in your father’s house and not go to BBNaija house’ – Man tells Mercy Eke after she advises fans to stay home
Singer, Peruzzi insists he’s still a Rabbit after fan decided to crown him G.O.A.T
‘When I think back with all the struggles and hustle, I just thank God’ – Paul Okoye
Singer, Tekno announces he has a new name, Chunky
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Amanda Bynes’ lawyer tells People magazine the actress is not pregnant 2 months after her Instagram announcement.
Liam Payne congratulates his former bandmate Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid on their pregnancy
Beyonce’s BeyGOOD organization is launching the #IDIDMYPART Mobile Testing Relief Campaign on May 8th in partnership with the singer’s mother to provide 1,000 COVID-19 tests, as well as masks, gloves, vitamins and supplies, to the Houston area.
Charli XCX will release her new song, “i finally understand” on Thursday, May 7th.
Selena Gomez is set to host and executive produce quarantine cooking series for HBOMax.The 10-episode project is slated to premiere this summer.
Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are working with NASA to film the first-ever narrative feature in outer space,
Adele’s biggest Hot 100 hits:
#1 Rolling in the Deep
#2 Someone Like You
#4 Set Fire to the Rain
#5 Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
#6 Rumour Has It
#7 When We Were Young
#9 Water Under the Bridge
#10 Chasing Pavements
6ix9ine says he’s going on IG Live this Friday at 3PM EST
Artists are still bundling albums with concert ticket sales for high chart debuts despite the cancellation of countless live events.
Mariah Carey accepts Ariana Grande’s #AllInChallenge nomination and nominates Kelly Clarkson. She is offering those who donate the chance to win a VIP concert experience and dinner with her.
On June 6th, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will host YouTube’s virtual commencement event, ‘Dear Class of 2020.’ BTS & Lady Gaga will serve as commencement speakers, in addition to appearances by Alicia Keys, Zendaya, Chloe & Halle, Kerry Washington, Kelly Rowland and lots more
Lennon Stella & Charlie Puth will release their new collaboration, “Summer Feelings” for the SCOOB! Soundtrack on Tuesday, May 12th.
John Joseph addresses his haters on his brand new single, “How Does It Feel?”
Los Angeles soul band Chicano Batman released their fourth studio album, #InvisiblePeople.
Zacharry Taylor has released his brand new song, “Starstruck.”
Miley Cyrus discusses celebrity privilege in the COVID-19 era: “it almost doesn’t feel right to talk about…I am comfortable in my space and able to put food on my table and [I am] financially stable, and that’s just not the story for a lot of people.”
Miley Cyrus discusses a possible future as a full-time talk show host: “I would love to create a platform where individuality is highlighted and a place for good news…. and highlighting the folks doing really big work who don’t always get the attention.”
Rosalia talked to ‘O Globo’ magazine about her collaboration with Billie Eilish: “I’ve been working on this song everyday for almost three weeks. I send my ideas to Billie and she sends them back to me, and I hope we can release this song soon.”
Demi Lovato will release a remix of “I Love Me” featuring Travis Barker TOMORROW night.
4 years ago today, Ariana Grande released “Into You” as the second single from ‘Dangerous Woman.’ The track was met with critical acclaim and saw commercial success, reaching the Top 20 in thirteen countries. It is certified 3x PLATINUM in the US & has over 1.5 BILLION streams.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ is now the tenth longest charting album by a female artist in Billboard 200 history (218 weeks).
Today in 2017, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 603,000 sold. It produced the #1 “HUMBLE.” and four additional top 20 hits, went 3x Platinum, won 5 GRAMMYs and the Pulitzer Prize for Music and was the best selling album of the year.
Today in 2007, Avril Lavigne’s ‘The Best Damn Thing’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 289,000 sold.It produced the #1 “Girlfriend”, international hit “When You’re Gone” and went 2x Platinum.
Jhene Aiko’s ‘CHILOMBO’ has now surpassed 1 billion streams worldwide.
Artists with the most weeks at #1 on the Artist 100:
Taylor Swift – 37
Drake – 31
The Weeknd – 20
Post Malone -14
Ariana Grande – 13
Justin Bieber – 12
Ed Sheeran – 12
Billie Eilish – 10
Adele – 10
Bruno Mars – 7
BTS – 6
Kendrick Lamar – 5
“Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd has reached 600 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is his seventh song to achieve this.
Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern” spends a third week at #1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.
BLACKPINK’s “As If It’s Your Last” has now surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify
CHUNG HA’s “Stay Tonight” is the top debut on this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart. It’s her highest charting song ever (#4).
“Righteous” by Juice World debuts at #11 on the Hot 100, becoming the late star’s fifth Top 20 single.
Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake’ becomes the third album to sell over 1 million units in the US this year.
Harry Styles has now sold over 1 million pure albums in the US as a soloist.
Adele’s ’25’ has now sold over 9.5 million pure copies in the US. It’s the 30th best selling album of the Soundscan era.
Lil Uzi Vert becomes the first artist to earn 35 Hot 100 entries in 2020.
Travis Scott’s “goosebumps” re-enters the Hot 100 nearly four years after release. It was up 159% in streams
Mike Dean makes his solo debut on the Emerging Artists chart this week (#21). The GRAMMY winning engineer, producer & songwriter has worked with Kanye, Travis, Beyoncé, Kid Cudi, Madonna, Selena, 2 Chainz, Frank Ocean and more.
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