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John Legend & Ariana Grande Teaming for "Beauty and the Beast" Duet 

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The prospect of two amazing vocalists teaming up for a big duet is always exciting, so it's no wonder that fans were thrilled at rumors that Ariana Grande and John Legend might record a duet for the live action version of the movie Beauty and the Beast.  Well, they're not rumors any longer.

Disney has confirmed that Ariana and John have recorded a new version of song  "Beauty and the Beast" for movie.   The original version was a duet between Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.  It was a huge hit, and won the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture, as well as two Grammys.

The song is being produced by Ron Fair, who says in a statement, "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.”

Ariana first dropped a hint at the collaboration by posting an Instagram photo of herself in the studio, and tagging both John and the movie's social account, which reposted it.

Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.  It arrives in theaters on March 17.  The soundtrack arrives March 10.

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