We'll have to wait longer for Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

Elizabeth Williams
April 25, 2017

Indications of issues with the show first surfaced in March when Apple suddenly postponed a premiere party without saying why.

Carpool Karaoke, an adaptation from a segment on James Corden's USA talkshow, was to be the first of its owned shows, and set to launch this month.

The debut episode was was meant to hit Apple Music this month, but has been pushed to "later this year", a spokesperson for the Cupertino-based company told Reuters on Monday.

The series is an adaptation of a segment than runs during CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and sees him driving with a celebrity and singing a medley of songs.

According to AppleInsider, the "Carpool Karaoke" series pairs musicians, sports stars, actors and other famous personalities together.

Apple Music has primarily offered streaming music to its subscribers, but hoped additional exclusive video content would lure new customers.

Carpool Karaoke is the first original video series to air exclusively on Apple Music.

Apple reportedly bought the rights to the "The Late Late Show with James Corden" segment back in mid-2016.

News of Apple's Carpool Karaoke rescheduling comes a month after rival Spotify announced its own take on the show. What's more, the list of celebrities Apple managed to wrangle up for the series is rather impressive and includes Will Smith, Metallica, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler, John Cena, Shaquille O'Neal, and many others.

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