Billie Eilish showed James Corden where it all started by bringing Carpool Karaoke to the bedroom studio where she recorded her album.
2019 was a monster year for Billie Eilish. The singer released her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March. The album finished the year at number one on the BIllboard 200 thanks in part to the number one single Bad Guy. Not bad for an album recorded in a tiny bedroom with a homemade studio.
Eilish capped off 2019 by taking over “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The show could not have picked a better way to close out it’s own big week, dropping Eilish’s “Carpool Karaoke” debut after a week of guest hosts that included Harry Styles, Melissa McCarthy, and Alicia Keys.
And The Late Late Show could not have picked a better artist than Billie Eilish to close out the year in “Carpool Karaoke.” Fans have already seen Chance the Rapper, Celine Dion, the Jonas Brothers, and Kanye West take a singalong ride with James Corden. But none of those artists have a fanbase quite like Billie Eilish does right now.
Eilish recently landed at #201 in the FanSided 250, a ranking of the hottest and most buzzworthy fandoms in all of sports and entertainment. Not bad for Eilish, who recently turned 18 years old. It’s even more impressive when you see the bedroom studio that helped produce When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
Not that Billie Eilish needs anymore validation as an artist, but you can tell that James Corden seems genuinely impressed by the young singer. Corden has done dozens of “Carpool Karaoke” segments at this point meaning that he has spent hours and days with some of the biggest names, and personalities, in music. It looks like it was refreshing for Corden to chat with someone as grounded as Eilish despite her rapid rise to fame and the success she earned.
Fans are given some pretty good insight into Eilish and her whirlwind year between songs. She admits that meeting Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was a highlight, talks about the emotional experience of seeing Justin Bieber, and shows off her ukulele skills.
The tour of Eilish’s childhood home turned studio is the highlight of the segment. It was definitely something different than what has been covered in past interviews with Eilish. Thankfully for Corden, he didn’t have to pay millions of dollars for the behind-the-scenes access.
What did you think of Billie Eilish’s performance on “Carpool Karaoke?” Where does in rank among the best in The Late Late Show with James Corden history? Let us know in the comment section below!