Ariana Grande & John Legend To Record New Disney Theme Song


Ariana Grande and John Legend are teaming up to record “Beauty and the Beast’s” theme song of the same name for the upcoming Disney live-action film, according to Billboard.com.

The song was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken for the 1991 animated feature “Beauty and the Beast” and originally sung by actress Angela Lansbury in her role as the voice of the character Mrs. Potts and then re-recorded by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the film’s soundtrack. It won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award that year.

“Oh My Disney” confirms the new recording, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice, who worked together on “Aladdin” following Ashman’s death in 1991. The new Beauty and the Beast soundtrack will be released March 10.

The film stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

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