“Carpool Karaoke,” the viral sensation born out of a segment on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” will become a new series exclusively available on Apple Music, CBS announced on Tuesday.
The series, which will retain the name “Carpool Karaoke,” will consist of 16 episodes and feature celebrities riding along and singing hit songs. A host and premiere date for the Apple version of the series will be announced later. A new episode will be made available weekly to Apple Music subscribers in more than 100 countries, CBS said.
Corden will continue to star in the recurring segment on his show, which just received four Emmy nominations for its first season, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series.
On YouTube, “Carpool Karaoke” has become late-night TV’s biggest viral video hit, with over 830 million views since its inception a year ago. A segment featuring singer Adele is the most-watched late-night clip on YouTube with 119 million views in six months.
Other stars who have appeared include Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and, just last week, First Lady Michelle Obama.
“We love music, and “Carpool Karaoke”celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in the CBS release. “It’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”
Apple Music, with its millions of songs and now growing video content, is available to new subscribers for a three-month free membership. After that, a $9.99 a month subscription fee will apply. A family plan providing service for up to six family members is available for $14.99 a month.