|Adele's appearance on 'Carpool Karaoke' is the biggest viral hit on YouTube in 2016|
The video was posted in January this year and has already attracted more than 135 million views online, making it the top-trending clip on the Google-owned website for 2016.
It tops the list ahead of ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’, a 68-second music video by comedian Piko-Taro, which was boosted by Justin Bieber saying the clip was his “favorite video on the internet”.
Other top-trending videos of 2016 included the ‘Lip Sync Battle’ face-off between Channing Tatum and Beyonce and a segment from ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ in which the British comedian described the US President-elect Donald Trump as “America’s back mole”.
Adele – who followed the likes of Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson in appearing on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ – has helped to turn the segment into a major internet success, with CBS recently striking a deal with Apple for an original series.
Earlier this year, Ben Winston – the executive producer of ‘The Late Late Show’ – paid tribute to Adele and said how “down-to-earth” he has always found her to be.
He said: “She’s a remarkable woman. She is the biggest star, I would say, in the world right now. But yet she’s the most down-to-earth, lovely girl you could meet.
I used to produce the Brit Awards when James hosted it, and she was on it a couple of times.
“I was always struck by how wonderful she was, even then. You sometimes wonder if success will change someone, but it wasn’t with her. She’s as wonderful as you would hope she would be.”