It looks like 2016 is set to be a banger year for James Corden with his TV show, The Late Late Show, getting higher ratings than other US staple talk shows such as Conan and The Daily Show. However, whilst he isn’t at the top of the charts when it comes to TV figures, he has just won the battle for YouTube King with his Adele Carpool Karaoke video becoming the most-watched late-night YouTube clip ever.
As of Wednesday the 10th of February, a clip of the duo belting out classic Adele songs around London has received over 69.5 million views according to Tubular Labs. Having pulled in 42 million views within five days of it being uploaded, James and Adele’s collaboration will surely be spotlighted as one of, if not THE, most viral videos of 2016 – and it’s only February!
Whilst James Corden hosts one of the most popular talk-show segments ever to have graced YouTube, praise must also go towards Adele for literally having the Midas Touch since her equally-as-record-breaking single, Hello, was released last year. The winning combination of both James and Adele together in a car was clearly too much for the Internet to handle, as it drove a double-digit percentage increase of subscribers towards James’ YouTube channel.
The Late Late Show With James Corden only premiered last March, but has quickly gained traction as one of the fastest growing success stories on TV in recent years. In fact, the Carpool Karaoke segment alone has pulled in unbelievable musical guests such as One Direction, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder all willingly being chauffeured by James around the globe. When Justin Bieber starred on the show last year, it became one of the top 10 viral videos of 2015 – so Adele has some competition.
With more than 630 million views and over 3.1 million subscribers, James Corden is fast becoming one of the top creators to follow on YouTube, so perhaps it’s time for people like PewDiePie and Zoella to get on board.