‘Beauty and the Beast’ 2017: Ariana Grande and John Legend sing ‘Tale As Old As Time’

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Singer Ariana Grande performs during KIIS-FM Wango Tango concert at StubHub Center in Carson, U.S., May 14, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Ariana Grande and John Legend were picked to do a re-recording of the theme song for the 2017 film adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” Their new version “Tale As Old As Time” will play over the end credits.

“Tale As Old As Time” is a song written by Howard Ashman.  Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson sung the original movie’s theme in 1991. The '90s Disney film featured the voice of singer and actress Angela Lansbury (Mrs Potts).

Moreover, the Independent has reported that “Beauty and the Beast” 2017 film will see composer Alan Menken work on new recordings of the film's original tracks. The outlet has also mentioned that the upcoming movie will feature three brand new songs written by both Menken and Oscar-winning composer Tim Rice.

Grande has recently teased fans about her participation in “Beauty and the Beast.” She took to her Instagram account to update her fans and followers that she was in the recording studio lending her vocals to the track this week.

The “Dangerous Woman” singer posted a selfie in a place which seemed to be a recording studio. She captioned her post with a rose emoticon.




A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jan 10, 2017 at 2:50pm PST


Legend has updated his social media account with a selfie too. Just like Grande, has shared an all-smiling snap of him in the recording studio.



“Beauty and the Beast” remake stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Josh Gad (LeFou) Stanley Tucci (Cadenza), Ewan McGregor (Lumier), Ian McKellan (Cogsworth), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette) and Kevin Kline (Maurice).

Bill Condon is in charge of helming the film. “Beauty and the Beast” promotional clips were previously released. Based on the trailer, it appears the film will follow the original narrative. But this time, fans can expect new renditions of songs we have listened to in the original movie.

The 2017 film adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” is slated to hit Australian theatres on March 23.