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James Corden Credits George Michael With Inspiring Carpool Karaoke

January 5, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

During the first episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden paid tribute to one of his favorite singers, George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day. Corden credited Michael with inspiring his highly-popular “Carpool Karaoke” segments.

He said: “I feel like I’ve loved George Michael as long as I’ve kind of loved music. I can remember so many specific times in my life where I might’ve felt on my own, and George’s music would feel like you just ― would feel like you would listen to a song, and he would reach his hand out and tell you that you weren’t on your own, and that these feelings were not particular to you.