Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 8th July, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
‘Nollywood Baby Of The Year’ presented to Regina Daniels baby
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Halle Berry issues apology after revealing in an Instagram Live she was considering playing a trans man in a movie: “I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories”
HBO shares a first look at new limited series, ‘We Are Who We Are,’ coming this September. The series is created and directed by ‘Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino and stars Kid Cudi in a lead role.
Kourtney Kardash explains why she stopped filming #KUWTK: “I was feeling unfulfilled and it became a toxic environment…people have this misconception that I don’t want to work, which isn’t true.”
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces he tested positive for COVID-19 following months of downplaying the severity of the virus
J.K. Rowling defends transphobic comments online, says she’s entitled to lead a public debate about the transgender community because she’s a woman.
Halsey honors the late Juice WRLD with new tattoo inspired by their latest collaboration, “Life’s a Mess.”
Lil Nas X reveals he’s working on a mixtape in addition to his debut studio album: “ALL PRODUCERS SEND BEATS TO IMBABYBEATS@GMAIL.COM”
Charlie Puth will release the music video for his new single, “Girlfriend,” this Thursday, July 9th.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Trump is “looking at” restricting TikTok and other Chinese social media apps in US due to national security concerns.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Pop Smoke’s first week US projections increase again to 210-230K. Will rank among top 10 biggest album debuts of the year.
V’s “Sweet Night” ties Adele’s “Hello” for the most global #1’s on iTunes among tracks by soloists. Overall, only BTS’ “Black Swan” has reached #1 in more countries.
Post Malone’s “Circles” ties “Love Lies”, “New Rules” and “Eastside” for most weeks spent on the Pop Songs airplay chart (45 weeks each).
Guap Dad and Denzel Curry’s “Lil Scammer That Could” has entered the US Spotify Viral 50 chart (#28).
Molly Brazy and Rubix Rose’s “Water” has entered the US Spotify Viral 50 chart (#20).
Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B’s “South of the Border” has now surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify.
Camila Cabello’s “Liar” has now surpassed 300 million streams on Spotify.
Bring Me the Horizon’s “Parasite Eve” rises to #1 on this week’s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart
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