'Carpool Karaoke': BTS Sing 'On,' James Corden Asks to Join Band - Rolling Stone
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‘Carpool Karaoke’: BTS Sing ‘On,’ James Corden Asks to Join Band

‘Map of the Soul: 7’ is out now

James Corden had a few extra passengers, seven to be exact, in tow for his ride to work during Tuesday’s Late Late Show. K-pop sensations BTS, hot off the release of their Map of the Soul: 7, piled into Corden’s ride for a trip around Los Angeles.

In the clip, Corden thanks the guys for accompanying him to work and asks if it’s cool if they listen to some music. “Let’s go,” Jimin responds, “I’m ready,” Junkook says. During the segment, the guys all break into their own songs, including new single “On” as they seat-dance in the car as well as others’ tunes, including Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” and Post Malone’s “Circles.”

They sing and joke around and at one point when they ask about what Corden would’ve done had they had more members in order to fit into the car, it prompts Corden to wonder, “Is this your way of asking me to join the band?” “Ohhhhh,” the band says, with a tone of disapproval, in unison. “That didn’t sound good,” Corden says. To prove he has the stamina to be on tour, Corden takes BTS to the cardio dance class he attends weekly.

On Monday, BTS appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they performed a set at various New York City landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal, where they recreated the dance from the “On” music video.

BTS dropped their new album last week. Map of the Soul: 7 includes collaborations with Sia and Halsey and songwriting credits from Troye Sivan. The band will embark on a tour in support of the LP in April at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium and will play shows in North America through May and June, including dates in Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Toronto and Chicago.


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