James Corden's Carpool Karaoke became a viral segment on his The Late Late Show within days of making entry. And now, the lighthearted musical segment is all set to arrive on Apple Music.
Fans and music lovers will now be able to listen to their favorite celebrities on their devices. The music streaming service has chosen Carpool Karaoke from James Corden's The Late Late Show to be its first series, reports USA Today.
It is set to debut this spring and the sixteen episodes of the show will feature different pairings of stars and singers. While Alicia keys will be paired with John Legend, Ariana Grande will perform with Seth MacFarlane. Comedian Billy Eichner has got Metallica on his side and Blake Shelton has been paired with Chelsea Handler.
As for Corden, he will be largely absent from the format but he will continue to appear on The Late Late Show. The Apple Music format will see him in one segment with Will Smith. A trailer of the first season was screened for the press on Monday at the TV critics press tour, reports Billboard. It showed Corden and Will Smith singing Gettin' Jiggy Wit It which was backed by a full marching band.
Speaking at the occasion, Carpool Karaoke creator Ben Winston said that so many people get in touch with him and Corden, including big-name movie stars, saying they would love to do Carpool Karaoke. However, their answer has to be no as the segment is about taking those people who are not musicians necessarily.
Corden also talked about the show and said that the popularity of the segment does not mean that Corden will be cutting back on its inclusion on-air. He also admitted that Carpool Karaoke just became a wonderful platform to see so many lovely people in an intimate environment. According to him, he does not even feel like the segment is his and it is just something that he has been a part of.
It is worth mentioning here that Carpool Karaoke began as a comic bit in 2011 when James Corden and George Michael sang in a car. Later it went on to acquire huge popularity with many celebrities joining the list.