Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Thursday, 23th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nigerian music lovers remember Dagrin after 10 years
“Your only claim to fame was dating me” – Actress, Juliet Ibrahim tells her ex, Ice Berg Slim, advises him to move on
“Music is not for everybody” – music executive, Dr. Dolor advises upcoming artistes
“A woman works for 5 days & the whole community will know about the unemployed husband” – Rudeboy
Actress, Etinosa gushes about her acting career, says it’s satisfying and rewarding
BBNaija Anto, Alex, Khloe, others deliver heartwarming Covid-19 message to fans
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
EXO’s Baekhyun will release a new solo album late next month, as confirmed by SM Entertainment
(G)I-DLE have donated 100 million won ($81K) worth of hand sanitizers through Holt Childrens’ Services, in order to help those suffering from COVID-19
Little Mix announces the complete cancellation of their upcoming UK Summer Tour due to the Coronavirus crisis in the country.
APRIL have released the enchanting music video for their latest comeback track, #LALALILALA.
Derek John, founding Guitarist with Falling In Reverse dies at 35
The View is leading Ellen in ratings for the first time in 8 years.
Da Baby addressed criticism surrounding his flow: “You gotta milk the game. You gotta take advantage of it. If I switch it too quick, you ain’t gon’ like it.”
The track list for Lady Gaga’s #Chromatica was revealed through Target’s website yesterday. The project includes 16 songs and three bonus tracks with collaborations from Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK and Elton John.
Westworld has been renewed for a fourth season at HBO
LOONA is confirmed to be working on a new album for their next comeback.
Spotify introduces Artist Fundraising Pick, a new feature that let artists use their profiles on the platform to raise money from fans, whether to support themselves, their bands & their crews amid the coronavirus pandemic or for a charity of their choice.
Dua Lipa tells Billboard she is currently working on a music video for a new song when asked about the next “Future Nostalgia” single.
Kacey Musgraves has released a new version of her song, “Oh, What A World,” in honor of #EarthDay.
Madonna joins Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Van Jones & others in partnering with REFORM Alliance to protect inmates & correctional facility staff during COVID-19, The group will work to donate 100k surgical masks to jails & prisons across the country.
Netflix gained almost 16 MILLION subscribers in the first quarter of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, exceeding the original forecast of 7 MILLION for the timeframe. The streaming service now has a total of nearly 183 MILLION subscribers worldwide.
The cast of Disney’s #SonnyWithAChance announce a virtual reunion on Saturday, April 25th! Demi Lovato is confirmed to join the reunion.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ has now sold over 300,000 total units in the US
Kanye West’s ‘ye’ has now surpassed 800 million streams on Spotify.
Frank Ocean and André 3000’s “Pink Matter” has now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.
Halsey has now surpassed 10 billion streams on Spotify across all credits.
Sam Smith & Demi Lovato’s #ImReady is officially the most added track at Pop radio this week
“You should be sad” by Halsey has reached 200 MILLION streams on Spotify. This is her twelfth song to achieve this.
“Love Yourself: Her” by BTS has surpassed 1 BILLION streams on Spotify. It’s their seventh album to achieve this.
Post Malone’s ‘beerbongs & bentleys’ has now sold over 5 million total units in the US.
Mac Miller’s ‘Swimming’ has now sold over 1 million total units in the US.
Dua Lipa becomes just the tenth artist in history to surpass 60 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ has now sold over 2.5 million total units in the US (album).
1 this week on the Billboard 200:
2010: My World 2.0
2011: Femme Fatale
2012: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
2015: The Album About Nothing
2016: Mind of Mine
2017: More Life
2018: Invasion of Privacy
2019: Map of the Soul: PERSONA
2020: After Hours
“Can’t let you go” by Sarkodie has now surpassed 2 Million + streams on Spotify
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