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Bridge Updates Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

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Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT

“I’m tired of Gabon, please open the border for me” – Singer, Reekado Banks cries to Naija Govt

BBNaija’s Mercy verified on video-sharing app, Tik Tok

“Stop exposing your breasts, you’re misleading your fans” – Concerned fans tell BBNaija’s Tacha

BBNaija’s Cindy says, “The person that gave NCDC our phone numbers to text us should also give FG our bank account numbers”

“Daddy Freeze shut up and borrow wisdom from Mercy if you don’t have a superior argument to counter Pastor Chris on 5G” – Uche Maduagwu

🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Drew apologizes for minimizing Coronavirus as ‘press-induced panic’ and comparing it to the flu.

BTS’ Suga surprises fans with a snippet of an early version of “Trivia: Seesaw.”

“We have kind of an unspoken sisterly bond. You have to be able to evolve under the spotlight, not let the pressure get to you, not let the comments get to you. These songs are going to have legs after this quarantine.” — Katy Perry about Dua Lipa & #FutureNostalgia

Charli XCX shares the instrumental from “Forever”, the first song she’s been working on for her upcoming album “How I’m Feeling Now.”
The album is slated for release on Friday, May 15th.

Little Mix’ Leigh-Anne Pinnock shows love to Normani during a recent Instagram live session:
“I think she’s epic. Unbelievable. I always knew she was gonna be a star. She’d be a good one to collab with actually.”

The Weeknd has released the “Until I Bleed Out” music video.

Apple Music has created a $50M advance fund to help independent music labels and distributors weather the downturn due to COVID-19, Billboard reports.

Twitter CEO Jack, announces he is putting $1 BILLION of his wealth for Coronavirus relief.

Alesso & Liam Payne have released their new song, “Midnight Crescent”

Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me” departs the Hot 100 after a 23 week run. It topped the chart, becoming the first ever Hot 100 #1 of Selena’s career.

Sony has unveiled the PS5’s brand-new DualSense controller, which they claim will “bring a sense of touch to PS5 gameplay.” It’ll keep “much of what gamers love abt DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design.”

BEP tease the music video for their new song “MAMACITA” featuring Ozuna and JReySoul, out on Friday

Selena Gomez teases the lyrics and beat of a new “Rare (Deluxe)” track. “There’s a difference between a want and a need. Some nights I just want more than me.”

Most viewed K-Pop MVs in d 1st 24 hours on Youtube (after changge in rules):

  1. BTS -ON (Kinetic Film) (46.5M)
  2. BTS – ON (44.2M)
  3. J-HOPE -Chicken Noodle Soup (21.7M)
  4. BTS -Black Swan (17.9M)
  5. (G)I-DLE -Oh my god (16.9M)
  6. EVERGLOW – DUN DUN (15M)

LadyGaga secures a donation of $10 MILLION toward COVID-19 relief efforts from Apple CEO Tim Cook on ‘The Tonight Show’: “My next single is called Tim Cook”

ITZY’s Chaeryeong expressed in an interview with Buzzfeed the group would love to collaborate with fellow JYP Entertainment act TWICE for a stage. “We’d love to collab with Twice! We LOVE them! And it would be even better if we could do a song from our producer, Park Jin-young.”

Lady Gaga has announced a #CallForCode global challenge in a partnership with IBM.

The challenge encourages developers, technologists and others around the world to take on COVID-19 and climate change by constructing technology solutions.

American rapper, Drake confirms he and singer, REMA have a song together

Ronaldinho Moved from Jail to House Arrest In Fake Passport Case

📈 MUSIC DATA

Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” has now surpassed 600 million streams on Spotify.

Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s “Stay” has re-entered the top 50 on US iTunes.

BTS’s “UGH!” has re-entered the top 40 on US iTunes.

“Circles” by Post Malone has reached 200 MILLION views on YouTube. This is his ninth video to achieve this.

Top 10 best selling albums this week (US pure)
1 CALM – 5SOS
2 Gigaton – Pearl Jam
3 After Hours – The Eeeknd
4 Future Nostalgia – DUA LIPA
5 BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US – Jessie Reyez
6 Mother – ITM
7 ADHD
8 Unlocked – Denzel Curry/Kenny Beats
9 MOTS: 7
10 Five Man London Jam

Top 10 on this week’s Artist 100:

  1. The Weeknd (17th week at #1)
  2. 5SOS
  3. Pearl Jam
  4. DUA LIPA
  5. LIL UZI VERT
  6. Billie Eilish
  7. Post Malone
  8. Roddy Ricch
  9. BTS
  10. Luke Combs

BTS’s “No More Dream” is the top debut on this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart (#2). This is its first ever appearance.

BTS’s ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ makes its first ever appearance on the World Albums chart this week.

Fifth Harmony’s “That’s My Girl” has now surpassed 200 million views on YouTube.

Panic At The Disco has now spent 75 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart. The group has been #1 with either “High Hopes” or “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” every week since November 2018.

Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me” departs the Hot 100 after a 23 week run. It topped the chart, becoming the first ever Hot 100 #1 of Selena’s career.

All singles from DUA LIPA’s #FutureNostalgia are simultaneously charting on this week’s Hot 100.

Bebe Rexha will be hosting a livestream today with the members of TXT on her Instagram.

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