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Ariana Grande and John Legend Team Up for 'Beauty and the Beast' Soundtrack

by Raphael Chestang 3:08 PM PST, January 11, 2017
Playing Ariana Grande and John Legend Team Up for 'Beauty and the Beast' Soundtrack

Fans have yet another reason to see Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast.

Ariana Grande and John Legend are teaming up to perform the duet "Beauty and the Beast" for the soundtrack of the upcoming reboot.

Grande first hinted that she might be teaming up with Legend for the upcoming film's soundtrack on Tuesday.

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The 23-year-old "Into You" singer shared a photo via Instagram, showing herself in a recording studio with leopard print on the walls. In the post, she included a vague caption, but taggged John Legend and Beauty and the Beast, giving the impression that a duet was in the works.

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The image was reposted on the Beauty and the Beast Twitter account, and now Disney has confirmed that the singers are recording the enchanting ballad originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the 1991 animated movie.

"Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and GRAMMY Award-winning classic is not small potatoes," producer Ron Fair said in a statement on Wednesday. "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."

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The live-action reboot boasts a star-studded cast, including Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Belle's father, Maurice), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere) and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts).

The film opens March 17. Watch the trailer below!

(UPDATED: Originally published on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 2:15 p.m. PT)

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