5 best moments of James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" with Adele, plus celebrities' Twitter reactions [VIDEO]

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Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep." Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Adele just became the latest celebrity to hop aboard James Corden’s vehicle for his popular segment, “Carpool Karaoke,” and most who watched the clip are touting it as the best one yet.

On Wednesday, the British host of “The Late Late Show With James Corden” picked up his friend Adele for a drive around the city, while he was home in London for the holidays. Days before the epic singalong, the show posted a teaser video, which went viral in a matter of hours, signaling fans’ anticipation. 

Corden and Adele did not disappoint, since the preview was just the tip of a singing iceberg. In true Adele fashion, the 27-year old singer and writer gamely belted out some of her hits, and pulled a few surprises to the delight of those who watched. Below are some of the best moments from James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” with Adele. [Watch James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" with Adele below]

1)    “Someone Like You” is about Ginger Spice

Corden joked about this when Adele admitted that her first heartbreak was when Geri Horner, known as Geri Halliwell before she got married and more popularly branded as Ginger Spice, left the all-female British ‘90s girl group Spice Girls.

Before the two brought the house down with their version of “Wannabe,” Corden revealed that Adele is a genuine Spice Girls fan. “It was a huge moment in my life when they came out,” Adele said. She admired the band for touting girl power, especially coming from “five powerful girls who did so well.” 

Horner displayed her appreciation in Twitter. 

2)    Adele can "spit some rhymes"

She may be known for effortlessly belting solid and flawless high notes even during live performances, but Adele apparently has a talent for rapping as well. In what could be the biggest surprise of the night, Adele gamely covered Nicki Minaj’s hit “Monster.” 

Minaj was impressed with Adele’s version, saying “Adele is a mad ratchet. I can’t take her.”

3)    The Adele squad vs Taylor Swift squad

Corden asked Adele if she ever thought of getting her own squad, much like the one Taylor Swift has. In her “Bad Blood” music video, Swift assembled her gal pals Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevigne, Serayah, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Mariska Hargitay for an action-packed spectacle.

Corden said if Adele put up her own girl gang consisting of Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, who will bring Amy Schumer, and Emma Stone, they will be no match at all. Adele mulled over the prospect, but expressed her fears about Swift’s squad. “They’re Amazonians. They’re all so tall. They’d just kick our butts with their long legs,” she said.

People Magazine posted a poll in Twitter, asking its followers to vote which squad they would join: Adele’s or Swifts. As of writing, Adele is leading with 64 percent.

4)    James Corden can really sing

Sitting next to Adele may have opened up Corden’s vocal chords into full bloom. While belting out the singer’s hit, “Hello” at the beginning of the ride, Corden nicely harmonised with Adele during some parts of the song. 

Even Adele was surprised when he nailed the chords. She stopped for a few seconds and looked at him incredulously, before turning to the camera with her eyes as big as saucers. “That was amazing,” she told Corden, who seemed tickled pink by Adele's compliments.

5)    “25” will be Adele's last album named after her age

“I want my fans to come on a journey with me, and it is one of the reasons why I name my album after my age – it’s sort of polaroids of my life at that time,” Adele mused to Corden when they discussed her songs.

When asked when she will stop, Adele said, “This is the last album after my age.” The singer said this is because she believes in trilogies.

“25” easily became 2015’s best-selling album in the U.S., passing the 3 million mark in its debut week, reported CNN. It is the first album to achieve this after NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” in 2000, which sold 2.4 million. 

Source: YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden