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Ariana Grande joined James Corden for the late-night host’s latest “Carpool Karaoke” segment on Wednesday night, where they sang along to many of her hit songs and took a break to grab coffee from Starbucks.
The two began the segment by singing along to Grande’s hit “Dangerous Woman.”
After Grande showed off her extensive vocal range, the two discussed Grande’s childhood birthday parties. “They were so embarrassing,” she said. “My theme of my birthday party when I was like 2 years old was Jaws.” She explained that it was her favorite movie at the time. “No kids came. They came and left,” she said.
Grande and Corden then transitioned into a sing-a-long to “Side to Side.” Corden rapped along to Nicki Minaj’s verse while Grande sang her part.
The singer listed some of her musical inspirations, whom she refers to as “the divas,” including Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Corden asked Grande to do her best Celine Dion impression, which she nailed. After thanking the crowd for coming, Grande began to sing Dion’s 1996 hit “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”
Corden then joined Grande in performing “God Is a Woman.”
“You’ve been in the public eye for so long. What is the strangest or weirdest thing you’ve ever heard about yourself where you’re like, ‘That just isn’t true’?” asked Corden between songs. She replied, “Tons of pregnancy stuff. People really want me to be pregnant.”
Corden then asked Grande about a rumor that she insists on being carried everywhere. “I’ll tell you what happened. There was a picture of me being carried by my tour manager ’cause I had just shot a video in pointe shoes and I posted it ’cause I thought it was cute. Like, my toes were bleeding. I was in pain,” she said.
“I’m empty. My stomach is empty,” she said before they stopped at a Starbucks to grab a drink. As they made their way into the chain coffee shop, Corden insisted he carry Grande in on his back.
Grande introduced herself to the baristas and patrons by saying, “Hello. I’m Ariana Grande. I must be carried.” She ordered a soy latte in a (surprise surprise) grande size. “If you see me anywhere, it’s because I didn’t walk there, I promise,” she continued as Corden carried her out of the store.
“No Tears Left to Cry” was the next Grande song featured in the karaoke session. “I like harmonizing with you,” the singer said at the end of the song. “We should start a band.”
“Don’t even joke with me,” responded Corden. “People get in this car. They say to me, ‘Let’s start a band,’ I book a rehearsal room. I do it and I never see them again.” Grande replied, “I’ll tell you what. Take my number.” The two then shook on the deal. “We should only do Broadway songs,” said Corden. “That’s fine,” agreed Grande.
The potential band members then bonded over their mutual love of Little Shop of Horrors before closing the segment with a rendition of “Suddenly Seymour.”
Earlier this week on The Late Late Show, Grande and Corden reenacted Titanic as a pop-inspired musical across 13 songs, including Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl” and “The Way I Are” by Timbaland.
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