Ariana Grande and John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and Grammy-winning duet “Beauty and the Beast” as the title track for Disney’s upcoming soundtrack to the live-action film adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast“!
This song was originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson in the 1991 animated film. The music was written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman wrote the lyrics for the song, which received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award.
According to Variety, “the new rendition of the song is produced by Ron Fair, who was brought in to produce by Disney’s soundtracks chief Mitchell Leib, who also brought Grande and Legend to the project.”
“The music video will be directed by Dave Meyers, who won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Music Video and 11 MTV Video Music Awards.”
“Menken also provides the film score for the movie, with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Ashman. The soundtrack includes three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017.”
“Beauty and the Beast” hits theatres on March 17, 2017.
Photo and news source: Variety