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Apple Music to Take “Carpool Karaoke” Global

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Michelle Obama and James Corden on “Carpool Karaoke”; CBS(NEW YORK) — Late Late Show host James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” is a huge hit, attracting A-list musical talents to appear.  Now it’s going global.

Apple has made a deal to distribute an unscripted series version of the segment to 100 countries via its Apple Music platform. The Late Late Show segment is “a perfect fit” for the platform, said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, Variety reports.

“Carpool Karaoke,” in which celebrities hitch a ride with the affable CBS host, has seen the likes of Adele, Elton John, Mariah Carey, and recently first lady Michelle Obama rocking along with the chat show host.  More telling for Apple and it’s iTunes music retail out, it’s also spiked sales for songs featured on the segment.

 

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