If you ever thought that pop singing sensation Ariana Grande looks like a Disney princess, your observation is proving more correct than ever. She is joining another pop star, John Legend, to sing “Beauty and the Beast” for the movie of the same name that will be released on March 17, 2017.
Social Media Clues
The forthcoming movie “Beauty and the Beast” will be different from its predecessor, which was an animated version that Disney released in the 1990s. The latest version will be a live-action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. In recent days, both Legend and Grande have posted photos on social media from the recording studio where they were working on the duet that will be included on the movie’s soundtrack. Disney has also confirmed that the song will be in the movie. Fans of the singers and song are undoubtedly counting the days until the touching song’s release.
Big Shoes to Fill
Many music fans will recognize the song “Beauty and the Beast” from its role in the animated film. Grande and Legend have very big shoes to fill, because the earlier version of the song was performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson on the soundtrack. It went on to be a huge hit, winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy after it was released in 1991. But Grande and Legend are up to the task, having released many hit songs of their own.
Those who loved the music in the animated “Beauty and the Beast” film will be happy to know that all of the songs from that classic (plus two new songs) will be in the upcoming live-action movie. Between that fact plus Grande and Legend performing the duet of the theme song, the movie should be a big hit with moviegoers of all ages.