If you use the internet, you might have come across videos on YouTube of a talk show host "trying to get to work" with the help of some famous celebrities. The video series, "Carpool Karaoke," is pioneered by "Late Late Show" host James Corden and is becoming increasingly popular, entertaining audiences around the world.
Once in the car, Corden and his celebrity guests begin to rock out, most often to music performed by the celebrity sitting shotgun. In the past, Corden has featured singers Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Adele, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. Most recently, Corden filmed an episode of "Carpool Karaoke" with none other than the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
The video started out lighthearted and fun, with Corden and Obama talking about grilled cheese sandwiches, and it continued as they sang the karaoke version of Beyoncé's "Single Ladies." While the video was all in good fun, the First Lady also took, this time, to draw attention to a problem that has not received enough attention lately: the 62 million girls in the world who do not have access to education.
Half of the girls who make up the 62 million are adolescents who cannot attend school for a variety of reasons. Maybe the schools in their area are underdeveloped, or they are not allowed to attend school because of safety concerns.
In the interview with James Corden, Obama states: "So much could be corrected in the world if girls were educated and had power over their lives." Michelle Obama's charity organization, Let Girls Learn, is out spreading awareness about the importance of female education in modern society by launching trips to Spain, Liberia, and Morocco.
While the company does focus a lot on its international presence, Obama tells American boys and girls that it is important not to take their education for granted. There are many countries around the world that do not offer the same educational freedoms that are present in the United States.
The video finishes up with Missy Elliot popping up in the backseat, while the three of them sing "This Is For My Girls." If you have any questions about Let Girls Learn, you can visit the charity's official web page.