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James Corden got Stevie Wonder to sing to his wife

Corden has plenty of brownie points after this.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Sep 15, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 11:43 pm CDT

James Corden became a puddle of emotions after Stevie Wonder sang one of his hit romantic songs to Corden’s wife Julia Carey.

The duo teamed up for Corden’s recurring “Carpool Karaoke” segment, in which they sang a bunch of Wonder’s hits while Corden made his way to work—which was possible after Corden offered to drive. Carey initially didn’t believe Corden when he told her he was spending the day with Wonder, so he had the singer call her to prove it.

He then sang her a slightly edited version of “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” which easily floored Carey, but it also moved Corden to tears.

How will Corden ever top this? Perhaps he’ll join a band and sing new songs to the tune of Stevie Wonder songs when Wonder isn’t obsessing over FaceTime. It’s at least half a hit in the making.

Screengrab via The Late Late Show with James Corden/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 15, 2015, 12:43 pm CDT