January 22, 2016


Coldplay’s Chris Martin Will Be Next ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Guest

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Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

Thanks to high-profile appearances by One DirectionJustin Bieber and Adele, James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke series has taken off with fans and non-fans of The Late Late Show alike. Adele’s performance especially blew up, becoming the most successful late-night viral video since 2013 upon arriving earlier this month.

So who will grab the torch from Adele? That’d be Chris Martin: The Coldplay frontman will be the next Carpool Karaoke participants, in a segment that will air sometime during the week of Feb. 1.

Considering that The Late Late Show is a CBS show, CBS is the home to the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, and Coldplay is performing at the Super Bowl, it’s pretty easy to make sense of this. It’s what grown-ups call #synergy.

“It’s more of a road trip than it is a Carpool in many ways,” Corden told EW. “I’m such a fan of his. I’m a fan of that band — they mean the world to me. It was very funny. He brought a keyboard over, and it involved an overnight stay. It was fun.” 

Corden also confirmed that Martin’s Carpool Karaoke segment will include a David Bowie tribute. Apparently, another Carpool Karaoke, with Elton John, will air the night after the Super Bowl.