Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Monday, 13th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
BBNaija’s Tacha thanks Titans as she garners 1.2M organic Instagram followers
“I shine because God said we should let our lights shine before men” – Actress, Juliet Ibrahim
Nigerian celebrities sends Easter messages to fans via social media
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Some of the #DesperateHousewives cast reunited on Stars In The House to raise money for charity.
Katy Perry tells a fan during a Facebook Q&A she has multiple, big deliveries coming this summer.
Concerts, sporting events, conferences and other large gatherings won’t return till fall 2021 at the earliest, according to healthcare expert Zeke Emanuel in an article from The New York Times about restarting the US economy after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Shailene Woodley reveals to The New York Times that she’s been in an open relationship: “I think we’re in a day and age where there should be no rules except for the ones designed by two people in a partnership – or three people, whatever floats your boat!”
35 years ago today, USA for Africa’s “We Are the World” reached #1 on the Hot 100. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and selling over 20 million, the song featured vocals from Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers and more.
1 year ago today, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” reached #1 on the Hot 100. It became the longest running #1 single in history (19 weeks), won two GRAMMYs, became the fastest song to go Diamond in the digital era and is the most streamed song in US history.
“I TRUST” by (G)I-DLE is now the highest selling album by a female act under Cube Entertainment, surpassing “Volume Up” by 4MINUTE.
📈 MUSIC DATA
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” has officially reached #1 at US Pop radio. It’s The Weeknd’s third song to achieve this
The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ is now the longest consecutive running #1 album on the Billboard 200 this year (3 weeks).
Billie Eilish and Khalid’s “lovely” now ranks among the top 100 most streamed tracks in Spotify history (943 MILLION).
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ has now spent 3 years on the Billboard 200.
BTS’s ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ was up 268.9% in US unit sales last week.
1 year ago today, Billie Eilish’s ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 313,000 sold. It ranked #1 on the year end chart and swept the Big 4 at the GRAMMYs, making Billie the youngest artist in history to achieve these milestones.
7 years ago today, “The Way” became the first ever Hot 100 top 10 for both Ariana Grande and Mac Miller. Since, Ariana Grande has added a further 13 top 10s, two Hot 100 #1’s and 50 total entries and Mac Miller has added three posthumous top 40 hits including “Self Care”.
Melanie Martinez’s “Pity Party” has now surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify
Today in 1996, B Jork’s “Hyperballad” reached #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
Drake’s “In My Feelings” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.
“La Tortura” by Shakira feat. Alejandro Sanz has reached 500 MILLION views on YouTube. This is Shakira’s twelfth and Alejandro’s first video to achieve this.
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