LISTEN: Ariana Grande & John Legend – Beauty & The Beast + trailer

On January 30th, Disney’s latest trailer for Beauty and the Beast premiered, giving a closer look at memorable scenes from Belle’s encounter with Gaston to her growing relationship with the Beast, all before the last petal drops.

The trailer for Disney’s live-action film also previews Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the classic titular song Beauty and the Beast. The song, for the 1991 animated film originally sung by actress Angela Lansbury and later remade by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the film’s soundtrack, won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award. The soundtrack is set to release March 10.

Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17. Check it out below!

Update: The official audio for the song released on February 3rd. Listen to the rendition on Spotify and Apple Music.

Ariana Grande to collaborate with John Legend in the “Beauty and The Beast

On January 11th, it was announced that Ariana Grande and John Legend are coming together for a collaboration.

The superstar duo have been tapped to perform “Beauty and the Beast” (the award-winning duet from composers Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) for Disney’s upcoming soundtrack to the live-action film adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The song will also be featured in the film, per a press release from Walt Disney Studios.

On Wednesday (January 11), Legend tweeted a photo from inside a recording booth to Grande, confirming the collaboration. Grande also posted a photo from the studio.

Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.

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Video Premiere: Stevie Wonder – Faith (feat. Ariana Grande)

On December 21st, to accompany the movie’s release, the official music video for Faith from the movie Sing released as well!

You may think it’d be difficult to accompany a legend with a voice like Wonder’s, but Grande’s own high register compliments his well. In the visual for the upbeat track, Wonder’s lets loose his signature vocals — his fingers dancing along the piano as he sings — and then it cuts to Grande, dancing and singing down a city street as chalk outlines of the movie’s various animal characters come to life on the wall behind her.

Eventually, Grande and the animated cast come to join Wonder on stage to close the song, in a fun and cheery clip that will have you grooving along with the duo.

– Billboard

Check out the video + screencaps below!

 

Ariana Grande to collaborate on the “Trolls” soundtrack

On May 6th, Justin Timberlake took part in the radio program of On Air With Ryan Seacrest and talked about the soundtrack of the upcoming animated movie Trolls, since he is producing the soundtrack.

During the chat, he confirmed that he and producer Max Martin wrote a song for Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani, who will both be a part of the soundtrack.

“We started working on the soundtrack and I just felt really inspired and it kind of worked its way in me to working on another record,” he teased. “[The album is] in such an infant stage right now, so I don’t have any plans [to release it yet].”

The movie now has the theme song Can’t Stop The Feeling, launched by the singer this Friday. The film will premiere this November in theatres.

LISTEN: Ariana Grande in the ‘We Love Disney’ album

Sounds like a natural fit for her! Ariana Grande has recorded a cover of “Zero to Hero”, one of the legendary songs from Disney’s “Hercules” movie, and this was included on the upcoming compilation album “We Love Disney”, produced by David Foster, which featured classic Disney movie songs covered by current pop stars and was released on October 30th via The Verve Music/Universal.

The Disney classic songs she covered were Hercules’ “Zero to Hero”, which was originally performed by Lillias White, LaChanze, Roz Ryan, Cheryl Freeman, and Vanéese Y. Thomas in the 1997-released animated kids movie, and ‘It’s A Small World’ where many artists have joined in this classical song. And this cover choice couldn’t have been a better fit for her! She sounds so incredible and comfortable in this. And OMG, Ari gave me LIFE with those high notes in the endSLAAAYYYY!

Listen to the songs below!

Zero To Hero

It’s A Small World

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