Apple Music sets August 8 as new release date for 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple has announced the release date for its first - and so far biggest - original series. Apple had planned to launch the show in April, but then pushed the date back without giving a reason. This particular series is made for Apple Music in particular by CBS Television Studios, according to Apple, as well as Fulwell 73.

Apple has announced that its customers will soon have access to Carpool Karaoke: The Series, a show that revolves around celebrities getting in a auto and having fun with others over topics that include music, comedy, and more. The spun-off segment from The Late Late Show features famous musicians singing along to their own music while carpooling to work with the show's host. Apple reportedly bought rights to the segment past year. There are going to be 16 episodes, and stars include Will Smith, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, and Metallica, among many others. The celebrities will be "buckling up and belting out their favorite songs for a road trip filled with comedy, conversation and music", Apple said.

When Carpool premieres, it will be made available to subscribers of Apple Music, which costs $10 per month. It recently also acquired exclusive rights to a documentary about label executive Clive Davis. Corden will still feature in the new show, but a trailer released earlier this year shows he won't appear in every installment.

The plan was to use it to bolster the lineup of Apple Music, Apple's music streaming service, as it attempts to compete with major rival Spotify.

  • Arturo Norris