Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Saturday, 18th April, 2020
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🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Sam Sun have released the distance and Riddick remix of his latest single “Remember When”
Singer, Teni raises alarm over attempt to hack her Instagram account
“Is this love or conji?” – BBNaija’s Jackye asks after neighbour allegedly crushing on her sent fresh flowers
Cubana Chief Priest set to drop new song titled “Covid-19” featuring Davido and Phyno
‘I’m so addicted to you, if the lockdown doesn’t end soon, I’ll break the order to come and see you’ – Bobrisky to Tonto Dikeh
Covid 19 Lockdown: “I can’t even think again” – Indigenous rapper, Phyno cries out
“Why are you still smoking?” – Concerned fan asks singer, Tekno who vowed never to smoke again
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Kelly Rowland has released her new song, “Coffee”
John Legend has released his tropical new song, Bigger Love.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom recently gave away free food to hospital workers amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Chloe x Halle are back with the release of their new single “Catch Up” ft. Swae Lee.
Rina Sawayama has released her debut album #SAWAYAMA.
Fiona Apple returns to the music scene after 8 years with her new album, ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters.’
Lauren Jauregui has released her vibey new track, “50ft.”
Cher Lloyd will release her new single, “Lost,” next Friday, April 24th.
‘Ellen’ crew members are “outraged” as they were kept in the dark after COVID-19 shut down production, with many unsure if they should file for unemployment. Crew was later told to expect a 60% pay cut despite the show continuing to run at Ellen’s home.
“Future Nostalgia” by Dua Lipa spends a second consecutive week at #1 in the UK.
Poppy has announced the rescheduled dates for her European ‘I Disagree’ tour.The tour was scheduled to start in March but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Justin Bieber says he’s already working on new music in quarantine: “My new album is sounding crazy good.”
Lady Gaga, Céline Dion, Andrea Bocelli and John Legend will perform “The Prayer” with pianist Lang Lang at “One World: Together at Home” today
Evanescence are back! The group will release a new song titled “Wasted On You” next Friday, April 24th and announces “THE BITTER TRUTH,” their first full length album since 2010, to be released this year.
Rina Sawayama has released the wild music video for her new song, “XS.”
Lauren Jauregui has released the music video for her new song “50ft.”
Lady Gaga revealed during the WHO’s COVID-19 media briefing she has helped raise $50M and counting for COVID-19 relief.
Taylor Swift cancels ALL live performances and appearances in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The US and Brazil shows will be rescheduled for 2021. Refunds for the US #LoverFest shows will be available starting May 1st “subject to Ticketmaster terms.”
Shakira has been awarded the Global Literacy Award by the World Literacy Council for her continued contribution to the improvement of literacy for disadvantaged children around the world.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Fiona Apple’s ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’ debuts with a perfect Metacritic score of 100. It is currently the highest rated album of all-time.
Rina Sawayama’s debut album, ‘SAWAYAMA,’ debuts with an excellent score of 93 on Metacritic, based off 9 reviews. It is currently the second highest-rated album released this year.
I’m Ready by Sam Smith and Demi Lovato debuts at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Songs chart.
NICKI MINAJ’s ‘Queen’ is now certified Gold in the UK.
Jason Derulo, NICKI MINAJ and Ty dolla sign’s “Swalla” is now certified 2x Platinum in the UK.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ has now surpassed 9 billion streams on Spotify. It’s the first album in history to reach this milestone.
Halsey’s “Without Me” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. It’s Halsey’s first song as a lead artist to reach this milestone and second overall.
Billie Eilish and Khalid’s “lovely” has now spent 100 weeks in the top 100 on the global Spotify chart. It’s the first song featuring a female artist to reach this milestone.
Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ returns to the top 20 on the US albums chart with 20K sold following new deluxe version (via HITSDD).
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” has now spent 23 weeks in the top 10 on the UK singles chart. It’s one of less than ten tracks to spend this long in the region in the country’s history.
“Savage” by Megan Megan Thee Stallion rises five spots to #17 on the Official UK Singles Chart.It becomes her first Top 20 single.
Dua Lipa has surpassed 59 MILLION monthly listeners on Spotify. She now ranks at #2 among all artists behind The Weeknd (65M).
“WANNABE” by ITZY is now the longest charting K-Pop title track on Global Spotify this year (36 days).
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