On February 19th, Ariana Grande made a surprise appearance during the TNT Boys’ performance on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
After winning Filipino competition show “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids,” band members Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion have continued to solidify their rising-star status with appearances on a number of television series, including CBS’ talent search show “World’s Best.”
Corden, who also hosts “World’s Best,” invited the singing trio to perform “Dreamgirls’” anthem “And I Am Telling You” on the “Late Late Show.” Before taking the stage to belt out a powerful rendition of the ballad, the group gushed about their obsession with Ariana Grande.
James Corden also surprised Ariana himself with a cake celebrating her #1 album and top 3 on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts respectively. Check it out below!
On October 30th, James Corden & Ariana’s segment on visiting an escape room has aired on The Late Late Show with James Corden. This segment was recorded on the same day they both filmed the Carpool Karaoke video.
Since Ariana Grande loves Halloween and being scared, James takes her to a haunted escape room and they both are terrified while trying to get out.
On August 14, Ariana’s skit Soundtrack to Titanic aired on The Late Late Show with James Corden! It includes an iconic moment of the two harmonizing My Heart Will Go On with Celine Dion at the end of the skit! Watch it below!
On January 9th, it was annoucned that Ariana Grande, is among the artists that will hitch a ride with Apple Music’s upcoming Carpool Karaoke series.
While the popular Late Late Show sketch sees host James Corden behind the wheel, the Apple Music series will feature a rotating crew of drivers.
As producers announced at the Television Critics Association press tour Monday, Legend and Keys have been paired together, while Seth McFarlane will ride around with Grande. Chelsea Handler and Blake Shelton will also carpool, Variety reports.
“I’m still going to see my kid on the weekends,” Corden said of handing off driving duties for the Apple Music series. “This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in a such an intimate environment. I don’t feel it’s mine.”
Corden, who will only serve as driver for the Will Smith episode, added, “We’re really excited about the pairings we’re putting together.”
Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke, the first video series for the streaming service, consists of 16 half-hour episodes, with the extended format also delving into an interview instead of just singing while driving around.
“What James does is so special and singular, it was silly, as we figured out how to make a full series, to try and replicate that,” producer Ben Winston said.
Although Apple Music has the exclusive rights to the Carpool Karaoke series, Corden will continue to produce the segments for The Late Late Show. A premiere date for the series has not been announced.