Adele and James Corden are the most dominant forces on the internet this year, with their Carpool Karaoke segment confirmed as the top trending video on YouTube this year.

The video, part of The Late Late Show's recurring segment, has over 135 million views to become the most watched video in New Zealand, and the world, for 2016.

Adele's "Monster" rap with James Corden.

Three more of the segments, featuring singers Sia, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, also made the Top 10 in New Zealand, proving that Corden is a dominant force in our country.

Local star Tape Face also features on the list, after he rose to international stardom as a contestant on America's Got Talent.

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Simon Cowell returned to the judge's seat this week, this time on America's Got Talent, but he now seems to like things he'd usually hate, and it's great. When he was first welcomed on as the show's new judge, he replied with a "let's get to work", seeming like his usual self, but when the acts came on it all changed.

His celebrity status was confirmed by a cameo appearance on YouTube's annual Rewind video, which celebrates the year of memes and music. Tape Face, whose real name is Sam Wills, appears in the six-minute video alongside a host of YouTube celebrities. The video features references and call backs to the Olympics, the Pen-Pineapple song, Pokémon Go and Hodor from Game of Thrones.

The video features many of the YouTubers re-enacting Work from Home by Fifth Harmony, which was the most watched music video globally in 2016. It has acquired over 1.18 billion views over the past nine months, topping the charts in New Zealand.

The popular girl group came just ahead of Calvin Harris and Rihanna; their song This is What You Came For was the second biggest song globally and third in New Zealand behind Closer by The Chainsmokers

The full list of trending videos is listed below:

New Zealand's top trending videos for 2016

1. Adele Carpool Karaoke
2. Tape Face: Strange Act Leaves the Audience Speechless - America's Got Talent 2016 Auditions
3. Boogie Storm makes Simon's dream come true! | Auditions Week 5 | Britain's Got Talent 2016
4. Sia Carpool Karaoke
5. First Lady Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke

6. Jennifer Lopez Carpool Karaoke
7. HUGE EGGS SURPRISE TOYS CHALLENGE Inflatable water slide Disney Cars Toys Paw Patrol Spiderman
8. Gwen Stefani Carpool Karaoke (w/ George Clooney & Julia Roberts)
9. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent 2016
10. Ice Cube, Kevin Hart And Conan Help A Student Driver - CONAN on TBS

Simon Cowell is convinced that he's discovered the next Taylor Swift. The music mogul and his fellow America's Got Talent judges (Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B) were blown away by a young girl called Grace VanderWaal. Source: America's Got Talent

New Zealand's top music videos for 2016

1. Fifth Harmony - Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign
2. The Chainsmokers - Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey
3. Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna
4. ZAYN - PILLOWTALK
5. twenty one pilots: Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
6. Major Lazer - Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ) (Official Lyric Video)
7. Rihanna - Work (Explicit) ft. Drake
8. Ariana Grande - Side To Side ft. Nicki Minaj
9. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
10. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (From DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls") (Official Video)