James Corden has begun his new job hosting weeknightly US talk programme The Late Late Show by recruiting Mariah Carey to star in one of the first skits.
Driving to the studio in a Range Rover, the pair sang a number of Carey’s hit singles together, including ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Thirsty’ and ‘Vision of Love’.
Carey also attempted to replicate Corden’s British accent, with the Londoner showing off his New York twang in response. Click above to watch.
The singer re-signed to Epic Records early this month, returning to the label she departed 15 years ago. The return to Epic sees Carey reunite with Doug Morris, who signed her to Island Def Jam in 2003. Morris is now CEO of Sony Music, Epic’s parent company.
The multi-album deal will be overseen by Antonio ‘LA’ Reid, the producer who helmed multi-platinum album The Emancipation Of Mimi in 2005. Carey is believed to be currently making an album featuring updates and duet versions of her biggest songs. Her most recent album ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’ was released last year.