Ariana Grande, John Legend to perform Oscar-winning classic 'Beauty And The Beast'

| Updated: Jan 15, 2017 21:42 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 15 (ANI): Ariana Grande and John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and Grammy-winning duet 'Beauty and the Beast' for the title track of Disney's upcoming live-action 'Beauty and the Beast.' Originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, the song features eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and two time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman's lyrics. The new rendition of the classic song is produced by record producer Ron Fair, and the music video will be directed by Dave Meyers. Upon its release in 1991, 'Beauty and the Beast' received an Academy Award, Golden Globe and a Grammy among other accolades. In a statement, Fair said, "Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and Grammy Award-winning classic is not small potatoes. 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 original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. (ANI)