Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 22th April, 2020
Compiled by Brij (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Toke Makinwa dares blackmailers to go ahead and leak her nudes, says she won’t give them a dime
BBNaija Tacha cries out after receiving a mail threatening to leak her nude pictures
Lockdown: “No one is giving us food again in the dream, things are hard” – Tonto Dikeh cries out
“Na for film I dey do money ritual, not real life” – Actor, Yul Edochie tells fans still asking for giveaway money
“If it’s not gonna pay, keep it” – Bobrisky warns media practitioners asking him for interview
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
All seasons of #Friends will be available to stream on the upcoming streaming service HBO Max starting on Wednesday, May 27th.
Cardi B is back in the studio during quarantine: “this song I’m doing got a whole lotta chest.”
TWICE is confirmed to be working with producers LDN Noise for their next album, the same duo who has produced SHINee’s “View,” f(x)’ “4 Walls,” Red Velvet’s “Dumb Dumb,” and more.
Babyface & Teddy Riley Instagram Live battle redo broke the Instagram Live viewership record with 512k viewers.
Self-proclaimed K-Pop group Kaachi, consisting of 4 British girls, will release the music video for their single “Your Turn” on Wednesday, April 29th.
Apple Music announces it will become available in 52 more countries, 2 dozen of which are in Africa, bringing it to 167 countries. For the 52 new countries that will gain access to its music streaming service, Apple Music is offering free six-month trials.
Rapper, Meek Mill mocks his old picture, says poverty motivated him to chase money
SM Entertainment confirms Seulgi and Irene will debut as Red Velvet’s first unit group.
Starship Entertainment has officially denied the report that MONSTA X’s Kihyun and WJSN’s Bona have been in a relationship for 5 years. “They are only juniors and seniors in the same company.”
According to CNN, US intelligence agencies are receiving information that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in grave danger after undergoing heart surgery.
A new #TheHungerGames movie is officially in development at Lionsgate. The movie is based on Suzanne Collins’ upcoming prequel book, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’
Google, the Schusterman Family Foundation & Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation are teaming up to giveaway $1,000 to 100,000 Americans who live in the poorest zipcodes across the country to lend a helping hand during the Coronavirus crisis.
Jojo will release her new song, ”LONELY HEARTS” this Friday, April 24th. She was originally set to release “Comeback” on this date but is delaying that track to add a feature.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will release their anticipated collaboration “Rain On Me” next month alongside the track’s music video, according to a reliable insider who has leaked previous Gaga release dates.
Sony is developing a live-action film based on the worldwide hit manga series #OnePunchMan,
Twitter introduces a new feature that directly shows users the amount of retweets with comments a tweet has, alongside the normal amount of retweets and likes.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” spends a 14th week at #1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100. It’s now the longest running #1 single in the chart’s history.
Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s “Freaky Friday” has now surpassed 600 million views on YouTube.
Justin Bieber becomes the first artist in Spotify history to have seven tracks earn over 1 billion streams each.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care” has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.
Niall Horan’s “Nice To Meet Ya” is now certified Platinum in Canada.
The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ is the first 2020 album to sell over 1 million units in the US this year.
Khalid has now surpassed 15 billion streams on Spotify across all credits. He’s the youngest artist with at least 15B streams.
1’s on the Digital Song Sales chart this year:
Good As Hell
Life Is Good
What a Man Gotta Do
Only the Young
No Time to Die
I Love Me
Lean On Me
All three singles from Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘SUGA’ are simultaneously charting on this week’s Hot 100.
BTS’s ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ spends a seventh week at #1 on the World Albums chart.
All songs on Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ have now earned at least 100 million streams each on Spotify. It’s one of the few albums to have every song reach this milestone.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ has re-entered the top 200 on US iTunes.
Albums over this past decade that spent their first 4 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200:
‘Recovery’ by Eminem
‘25’ by Adele
‘Views’ by Drake
‘Scorpion’ by Drake
‘After Hours’ by The Weeknd
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