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Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 5th April, 2020
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
“Tacha once begged me for BBNaija Connection” – Ubi Franklin tells Mercy Lambo
“Everything Mercy touches turns to gold cos she helps the poor like Adesua Etomi” – Uche Maduagwu
Actress, Funke Akindele celebrates husband, JJC Skillz as he turns 43
“Stop filming or showing recipients of your giveaway” – Toke Makinwa advises Nigerian celebs
Covid-19: Tonto Dikeh extends her charitable works and donations to Ghana, sets to shares relief items
I’m officially bored, I miss football” – Jude Ighalo cries out
“Mercy will be first BBNaija star to own TV station, she’s Kim Kardashian of Naija” – Uche Maduagwu
Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh and son, King Andre, test negative to Coronavirus
Mr. P finally gets justice for lady beaten by boyfriend in viral video as court remands all 4 suspects
“Aunty how do you want it, boyfriend or s3x partner?” – BBNaija Ifu Ennada’s desperate crush asks her
“I and my bae, Sylvia always hold hands cos we understand the power of unity and togetherness” – Ultimate Love star, Chiddy Bankz says
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Billie Eilish urges people to stay home and practice social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in a special message for Music Choice
Female artists with the most Top 40 hits in Australia (all credits):
1. Madonna (65)
2. Rihanna (50)
3. Kylie Minogue (46)
4. Beyoncé (43)
5. Taylor Swift (41)
6. P!nk (39)
7. Mariah Carey (37)
8. Ariana Grande (33)
Twitter announces the complete removal of the Worldwide Trends view in an effort to show you more relevant content based on your location.
Cardi B donates 20,000 meal supplement drinks to New York City-area medical staff amid the coronavirus pandemic.
HBO has made 500 hours of programming available to stream for free on HBO NOW & HBO GO. TV shows made free for viewing for April:
Six Feet Under
HBO movies made free for viewing for April:
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Blinded by the Light
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Empire of the Sun
Happy Feet Two
Isn’t It Romantic
My Dog Skip
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Red Riding Hood
The Bridges of Madison County
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Rihanna becomes the second female artist to earn at least 50 top 40 hits in Australia, following Madonna
Clean version of “Toosie Slide” earned an additional 419,663 streams, giving the track 2.67 million total US Spotify streams.
“After Hours” by The Weeknd will spend a second consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 134,905 units sold, HDD reports.
12 years ago, Estelle Darlings released “American Boy”. The funky R&B single helped Estelle emerge in the US, peaking at #9 on the Hot 100 and being certified 2x PLATINUM. It was nominated for two Grammys, winning one for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Taylor Swift has accumulated over 1 BILLION total streams on Spotify this year alone.
Dua Lipa says she’d like to be part of the #AHS cast: “I’ve always loved the characters in that series and how they get to play so many different roles with every season and I just love the stories behind it. I’ve always been a fan.”
San Benito has released his new song, ENCASITA featuring his girlfriend, Gabriela.
Dove Cameron will release her new collaboration, RememberMe featuring Perico Princess on Friday, April 10th.
Today in 2008, Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” reached #1 on the Hot 100. Leona became the third UK female to reach #1 in the US with a debut single and it was the year’s #1 best seller.
Ava Max’s “Salt” is the greatest gainer on the global Spotify chart (+59 spots; April 3).
📈 MUSIC DATA
Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” has now sold over 5.4 million digital copies in the US.
Bad Bunny was the #1 most streamed artist on global YouTube for the week ending April 2 (318 million)
Top 10 artists on YouTube US (March 27-April 2)
- GGYOUNGBOY 57.7M
- San Benito 46.3M
- Lil Baby 40M
- Roddy Ricch 31.4M
- Rodwave 30.1M
- The Weeknd 29.4M
- Future 28.3M
- Eminem 28.1M
- Juice WRLD 25.8M
- Kevin Gates 24.2M
Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” has now surpassed 600 million streams on Spotify
Today in 2014, Shakira and Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember to Forget You” reached #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart
“Genie in a Bottle” by Dove Cameron has reached 200 MILLION views on YouTube. This is the fifth video from the “Descendants” film series to achieve this.
“Hotline Bling” by Drake has reached 8 MILLION likes on YouTube. This is his second video to achieve this.
“After Hours” by The Weeknd will spend a second consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 134,905 units sold,
Drake’s “Toosie Slide” debuts at #1 on US Spotify with 2,251,305 streams (April 3).
Drake’s “Toosie Slide” debuts at #1 on global Apple Music.
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