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Coldplay Invites James Corden Onstage for His Birthday, Perform Amazing Prince Tribute

by Jackie Willis 8:13 AM PDT, August 22, 2016
Playing Coldplay Invites James Corden Onstage for His Birthday, Perform Amazing Prince Tribute

James Corden had an early birthday celebration when he joined Coldplay onstage during their Sunday show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The Late Late Show host, who turned 38 on Monday, paid tribute to Prince when he helped the band perform "Nothing Compares 2 U," a song the late musician wrote for Sinead O'Connor. "We're here at the Rose Bowl. I'll be honest, I didn't know how big it was when I said, 'yes,'" Corden quipped. "I'm a little nervous, but thanks to the four of you on behalf of this audience ...for this incredible night that you have given us all."

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin added, "This next one goes out to Prince everybody. It's very important."

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The acoustic performance was well received by the packed venue, which included a few more famous faces. Reese Witherspoon, Meghan Trainor, Chloe Grace Moretz and Matt Damon were all in attendance.

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Corden was also greeted onstage with a birthday cake and a "Happy Birthday" singalong.

Ahead of performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show earlier this year, Martin also joined Corden for a special edition of "Carpool Karaoke," where they paid tribute to the late David Bowie. Check out this impressive performance:

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