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Billboard Hot 100: April 14, 2018

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 14, 2018.

1. Drake – God’s Plan. No. 1 last week.

2. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be. No. 2 last week.

3. Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho. No. 4 last week.

4. The Weeknd – Call Out My Name. New entry.

5. BlocBoy JB feat. Drake – Look Alive. No. 6 last week.

6. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle. No. 7 last week.

7. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 5 last week.

8. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse. No. 3 last week.

9. Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown – Freaky Friday. No. 8 last week.

10. Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It. No. 15 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Lost Opportunity: GMA Loses Ryza Cenon to ABS-CBN

‘If you beat them, join them!’

This is exactly what happened when Ryza Cenon made the shocking jump from GMA to ABS-CBN Thursday morning. Welcomed by network executives Cory Vidanes, Carlo Katigbak and Laurenti Dyogi, Ryza officially signed an undisclosed exclusive contract with ABS-CBN, thus ending her 14-year stint with GMA Network.

It can be recalled that Ryza’s last project with GMA was the year-long afternoon drama series ‘Ika-6 na Utos’, whose successful run ended last month. GMA could have capitalized on Ryza’s renewed success, but in the end, it was a bad case of ‘one that got away’ (in reference to the network’s current primetime teleserye).

In the press conference announcing her transfer, Ryza revealed that it was her talent managers from VIVA Entertainment which convinced her to change addresses. Moreover, she explained the need to explore different endeavors and the need to work with a different set of actors.

Like former GMA-turned-ABS-CBN talents Aljur Abrenica and Louise delos Reyes before her, Ryza will begin her Kapamilya career on the high-rating primetime series ‘Ang Probinsyano’ as one of its guest stars. She will also appear in a series of out-of-town and TFC shows.

Considering how ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ revitalized Ryza’s career, it was surprising to see her in a different network amid a resurgence in her career. But then again, GMA has had a history of not properly utilizing its talents, so this was probably the right move for her.

Still, in a loaded primetime series like ‘Ang Probinsyano’, there is no guarantee that Ryza will have a long-term role within the program. Somewhere down the road ABS-CBN will prepare an upcoming series for Ryza, one that should give her a greater responsibility.

Fans can only hope that Ryza Cenon’s move to ABS-CBN will pay dividends. It will be interesting to see how she will thrive in a new environment, so good luck.

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