Sir Elton John
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Elton John Reportedly Reworking Classic 'Lion King' Soundtrack
In preparation for the forthcoming Disney live-action remake of The Lion King, Elton John is reworking several of his GRAMMY-winning and -nominated songs from the soundtrack to the original, animated version of the story, first released in 1994.
Two songs John wrote for the original film, "Circle Of Life" and "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," earned him a total of five nominations at the 37th GRAMMY Awards, with both songs earning nods for Song Of The Year and Best Song Written For A Motion Picture Or Television, and "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" taking home the GRAMMY for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Multi-GRAMMY winner and current nominee Beyoncé and current nominee Donald Glover were announced earlier this month to be voicing the lead roles of Nala and Simba, respectively, and the New York Daily News confirmed this week that Beyoncé has been working closely with John on orchestrating new versions of the beloved songs.
Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King is expected to hit theaters everywhere in summer 2019.