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Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Monday, 6th April, 2020
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Reality star, Tacha addresses Ubi Franklin’s claim that she begged him for BBNaija connection
“I’ve received 2 international calls threatening me to quit campaign against 5G” – Dino Melaye
Police arrest actress, Funke Akindele for defying lockdown order
“My mum sends me contents everyday to post for my followers” – Tunde Ednut
BBNaija’s Mercy Eke congratulates her designer, Swanky Jerry, as he makes it to Forbes 30 under 30 list
BBNaija Tacha’s ex-manager, Tee Billz tells Ubi Franklin he’s disappointed to hear him say Tacha begged him for BBNaija connection
Nigerians drag actress, Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz for hosting birthday party with invited guests despite Covid-19 pandemic
Oyo State Gov, Seyi Makinde recovers from Coronavirus
“Speak to your children as if they’re the most wisest humans, for they become what they believe” – Annie Idibia
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Katy Perry announces the sex of her first child via her IG account, “It’s a girl”
Tekashi 6ix9ine is planning to release 2 new albums while in home confinement, his attorney confirms. The rapper was released from prison early because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Dolly Parton announces a donation of $1M to the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee to help fund research for a COVID-19 cure and encourages others who can afford to make donations as well.
Apink has revealed the tracklist for their upcoming ninth mini album, “Look.”
Nadia, a 4-year-old female tiger at Bronx Zoo in the US has tested positive for COVID-19. 6 other tigers and lions at the zoo are also showing symptoms. They’re believed to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo worker.
2 years ago today, Cardi B released her debut studio album “Invasion Of Privacy.” It debuted at #1 in the US, earned the biggest streaming debut week for a female act at the time, received universal-acclaim, spawned two #1 hits, won a GRAMMY for Best Rap Album & is 3x PLATINUM.
Lady Gaga officially unveiled cover for #Chromatica, arriving later this year
📈 MUSIC DATA
“Adore You” by Harry Styles is now the #1 song at US Pop Radio, becoming his first song to top the chart.
“One Last Time (Lyric Video)” by Ariana Grande has reached 300 MILLION views on YouTube. This is her fifteenth video to achieve this.
“My Oh My” by Camila Cabello & DaBaby is projected to rise to a new peak of #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ has now spent 1 year on the Billboard 200.
Taylor Swift’s “Lover” has now sold over 2 million units in the US (song).
Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ has now spent 2 years on the Billboard 200. It’s the first debut album by a female rapper to ever achieve this milestone.
Today in 2013, Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 968,000 sold. It produced the international #1 “Mirrors” and was the best selling album of 2013.
Bad Bunny, prjowellyrandy and Nengo Flow’s “Safaera” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
EXO’s “The Eve (Dance Practice)” has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
Adele’s “Someone Like You” has now sold over 6.4 million digital copies in the US.
Lorde’s “Royals” has now sold over 6.2 million digital copies in the US.
Stray Kids’ “MIROH” has now sold over 100,000 units in the US (song).
Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ departs the Billboard 200’s top 10 for the first time in its chart run. The set has yielded five Hot 100 top 10 hits, including the #1’s “Sunflower” & “Circles” and was 2019’s #1 best-seller.
‘After Hours’ is The Weeknd’s third consecutive studio album to spend multiple weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200.
Dua Lipa’s history on the Billboard 200:
4 Future Nostalgia
27 Dua Lipa
5SOS’ history on the Billboard 200:
1 5 Seconds of Summer
1 Sounds Good Feels Good
2 She Looks So Perfect EP
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