16 episodes are to be produced for the streaming service.

James Corden’s ubiquitous viral segment Carpool Karaoke is to get its own Apple Music series, Deadline reports.

A deal has been reached between CBS and Apple Music to create 16 episodes of the series based on the segment, which currently features on Corden’s The Late Late Show in the US.

“We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages,” said Apple’s Eddy Cue. “It’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”

Corden will not be hosting the Apple Music version of the series, but the segment will continue to air as part of The Late Late Show.

Carpool Karaoke, which sees celebrities sing along to personal favourites while being driven by Corden, is a consistent viral hit when uploaded to YouTube. The most recent segment, featuring Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott, has been viewed over 33 million times so far.

The segment frequently attracts big names: Sia, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber have all appeared alongside Corden. One unusual episode saw A$AP Rocky signing alongside Rod Stewart.

Last month it emerged that Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis saved a baby from choking during the filming of his Carpool Karaoke segment.



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