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Celine Dion & Brian McKnight Cover “Beauty & The Beast” Theme Song In Chill-Worthy Performance.

Céline Dion is such a massive, well-known star these days, it’s hard to imagine a time when she wasn’t world-famous! With a voice like hers (and a lovable personality, too!), it’s no wonder she’s found years of success. But how did it all start?

It turns out– back in 1991– Céline was chosen to sing a “radio-friendly” arrangement of the “Beauty and the Beast” theme song. The theme was released as the only single from the film’s soundtrack.

Disney loved Céline’s voice, but they didn’t want to take too big of a risk on what they considered an obscure singer, so they had Céline record the theme as a duet with popular singer Peabo Bryson.


The song was a huge success! Both Céline’s version and Angela Lansbury’s classic rendition of the song— sung as Mrs. Potts– went on to win Grammy awards and garner praise from critics.

But the song wasn’t just a hit for Disney, it was a huge success for Céline Dion. It firmly established her as a bankable recording artist and launched her career!

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In the video below, Céline performs in concert. The clip below is taken out of a roughly 10-minute medley of her hits: “Because You Loved Me,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “My Heart Will Go On.” While the entire medley is gorgeous, the “Beauty and the Beast” is particularly powerful… even Céline starts to get choked up!

Singer Brian McKnight was in the audience, so Céline invited him to the stage to help her cover the song that initially made her famous. And what a duet!


Check out their powerful voices below.

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