As a solo artist, Adele is peerless. In collaboration with James Corden, she’s priceless.
The British superstar was a very special guest on the Late Late Show as the pair shot the breeze, spilled a drink, played air drums and of course, tackled some Adele hits. It all happened in the latest installment of “Carpool Karaoke,” which aired overnight on CBS.
Adele warmed up by downing a mug of unknown liquid as they embarked on a musical ride across a rainy London (they shot the segment when they were home for the holidays).
Corden got his motor running with a call to the award-winning singer. His opening gambit: “Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d finally like to meet.” From then on, it was smooth running as the friends belted out “Hello,” “Someone Like You,” “All I Ask,” “Rolling in the Deep” and a few surprises, including Spice Girls’ “Wannabe.”
It’s a lighthearted ride full of laughs as they chat about drinking (“I got drunk three nights in a row recently,” Adele brags), Beyonce, hairstyles and touring. Adele confessed she’s a drummer, to which Corden responded with this boom tish: “I’ve always said, you are the female Phil Collins.”
The Londoner also shared her thoughts on the barnstorming hit that is 25, which has chalked up seven weeks at the top in the U.S. and U.K. charts. “I want my fans to come on like a journey with me,” she said. “One of the reasons I name my albums after my age as well, they’re polaroids of my life at the time.” And where will she stop? “This is the last album after my age. I believe in trilogies. The next one will be Adele.”
And then she rapped Nicki Minaj’s “Monster.” Check out the clip below.