'Carpool Karaoke' fans kept waiting for Apple series

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. Apple was originally planning to hold a premiere party for "Carpool Karaoke" in March, but the party was postponed. In a statement sent to Reuters, Apple said that Carpool Karaoke has been delayed until "later this year".

At the Code Media conference in February, Apple said the show would debut in April and be available only to Apple Music subscribers. This week, the company again postponed its launch party, which had been rescheduled for Monday.

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will star James Corden, Will Smith, Billy Eichner, Metallica, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, John Cena, Shaquille O'Neal, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and more, with a different host for each episode.

All we know is that Carpool Karaoke will launch on Apple Music later this year, exactly when this will be remains to be seen.

In January, Corden told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel that he was "incredibly proud" that it would be Apple Music's first show.

Apple Music launched almost two years ago and reached 20 million paying subscribers toward the end of 2016, while Spotify revealed in March that it now has 50 million paying subscribers.

Carpool Karaoke is going to be an adaptation of James Corden's segment in The Late Late Show.

  • Arturo Norris