LISTEN: Ariana Grande, John Legend Unveil Full Duet of ‘Beauty and the Beast’
After much anticipation, Ariana Grande and John Legend's duet of the Beauty and the Beast theme song arrived in full – and it's absolutely gorgeous.
For their modern rework of “Tale As Old As Time,” Grande and Legend swap verses and come together to deliver their soulful take on the Disney classic that was first performed by Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson. Dion and Bryson's original duet – written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken in 1991 – won a Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar.
“Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning classic is not small potatoes,” producer Ron Fair said in a statement. “But with today’s two greatest 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 “Old as Time” remake will appear in Disney’s live action revival of the 1991 film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. Beauty and the Beast arrives March 17.
Original article by Marc Inocencio at iHeartRadio