Ariana Grande & John Legend Set To Cover “Beauty & The Beast”
Ariana Grande and John Legend are teaming up to record a cover of the Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson duet “Beauty And The Beast” for the soundtrack to Disney’s upcoming live action remake of the 1991 animated film. The new rendition will be produced by industry veteran Ron Fair, and it’ll come with a music video from Dave Meyers.
“Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and Grammy Award-winning classic is not small potatoes,” says Fair in a press release. “But with today’s two greatest plutonium singers — John Legend and Ariana Grande — we are bringing the song back with a new school-old school fresh treatment that shows the soulfulness and power of what a great melody and lyric can inspire.”
The Bill Condon-directed film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast in addition to Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson, hits theaters 3/17.