James Corden teamed up with Coldplay to pay tribute to the late pop legend Prince at the Hollywood Rose Bowl this weekend, as the two duetted on a version of his song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.

The British host of ‘The Late Late Show’ also celebrated his 38th birthday at the gig on Sunday night (August 21st), as Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin presented him with a cake ahead of his actual birthday the next day.

James CordenJames Corden performed a Prince song with Coldplay

He and the British band, who are currently touring their most recent album A Head Full of Dreams, performed a rendition of Prince’s song, which he never released himself but was made into an international hit in 1990 by Sinead O’Connor.

“So this is an idea that Chris said to me, he said 'I think you should come sing this at the Rose Bowl’. I'll be honest, I didn't know how big it was when I said, 'yes',” Corden said when he took the stage in the vast arena, which holds 95,000 at full capacity.

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Introducing him to the stage, Martin had teased the crowd with a (totally made-up) story about Corden had once been a part of the band.

“What people don't know is that there was another guy that we all met and we all thought was the most talented member, and he was so good that if he had been in our band forever, we'd be the best band you ever knew. But instead he chose to forge his own path,” Martin said.

ColdplayColdplay performing live in London, 2016

Corden has proved to be a popular choice as host of CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show’, where he began his tenure in March 2015. His ratings, although consistently only the third-biggest draw in the weeknight talk show stakes, have been bolstered by two extremely popular segments, ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and ‘Drop the Mic’.

The former has been picked up by Apple Music for a spin-off stand-alone series, with the likes of Adele, Jennifer Lopez and One Direction previously appearing in the clips. In the next instalment, he’s due to ride along with Britney Spears.

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