James Kimberley Corden, OBE (born August 22, 1978) is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.
Corden is a friend of Adele's and sang with her during her appearance on the "Carpool Karaoke" segment of his show. During the segment, they sang four of Adele's songs—"Hello," "Someone Like You," "All I Ask," and "Rolling in the Deep." They also performed the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" together, while Adele rapped Nicki Minaj's verse of the Kanye West song "Monster." Additional footage of the two singing Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (along with various other artists) was also released for the 2016 holiday episode of The Late Late Show.
Additionally, Corden co-hosted the Brit Awards in 2009 before becoming the sole host of the awards show from 2011 to 2014. During his run as host, he introduced Adele during her performance of "Someone Like You" in 2011. During the 2012 ceremony, he was forced to cut her off during her British Album of the Year acceptance speech, prompting her to "give the finger" to the suits of the awards show on national television; Corden later expressed his displeasure with the decision, claiming it to be unfair for Blur to "play for 11 minutes [while Adele] gets to say thank you [only] once."