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Q-Tip Enlists Demi Lovato For Duet Cover Of Elton John's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
Amid the build-up to Elton John's massive 300-date, five continent Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, as well as the fast-approaching broadcast of "Elton John: I'm Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute" on April 10 on CBS, the coming months are shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of the career and legacy of a true musical icon.
Along with the tour and GRAMMY Salute TV special, John and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin have planned a pair of covers albums which reimagine and reinterpret some of the biggest hits from their career-spanning songbook, set for release on April 6.
Just this week, several teaser tracks and music videos from the forthcoming double release have popped up, including a tantalizingly funky rework of John's 1976 No. 1-charting duet with Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," featuring none other than A Tribe Called Quest rapper/producer Q-Tip alongside pop icon Demi Lovato.
Viewers of the new music video, released Friday, Mar. 16, are treated to a montage of sleek and exotic scenes of a debaucherous, yet oddly refined, house party packed full of beautiful people, as Q-Tip's and Lovato's voices wind and meander in subtle duet across a jazzy, funk inspired croon of Taupin's classic lyrics.
Take a listen to the track above, and be sure to tune into "Elton John: I'm Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute," which will continue the tradition of previous Emmy-winning TV specials presented by CBS, the Recording Academy, and AEG Ehrlich Ventures, including "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute," "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" and "Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees."
The two-hour Elton John concert special airs on April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, only on CBS.