History Music / MilliVanilli

13th May '17 3:25:06 PM nombretomado
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In late 1989, the image showed the first sign of crumbling when Rob & Fab were caught lip synching at a performance in Bristol, Connecticut. A performance of "Girl You Know It's True" stumbled when the recording skipped ([[RepetitiveAudioGlitch "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's-"]]) This was made worse by the fact that the whole thing was caught by {{MTV}} cameras. This didn't seem to divert their success, as in February of 1990, they won a Grammy for Best New Artist.

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In late 1989, the image showed the first sign of crumbling when Rob & Fab were caught lip synching at a performance in Bristol, Connecticut. A performance of "Girl You Know It's True" stumbled when the recording skipped ([[RepetitiveAudioGlitch "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's- "Girl you know it's-"]]) This was made worse by the fact that the whole thing was caught by {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} cameras. This didn't seem to divert their success, as in February of 1990, they won a Grammy for Best New Artist.
10th May '17 6:39:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: For pretty much everyone involved.



* OurNormalIsYourTaboo: An oft-forgotten part of this whole mess was that having frontmen who simply acted as the FaceOfTheBand but contributed nothing more than their looks was quite common in Europe. Not crediting the ''actual band'', however, was quite something else. Namely, it wasn't an issue until the American repackaging of their first album outright lied and named Rob and Fab as the only 2 singers.

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* OurNormalIsYourTaboo: YourNormalIsOurTaboo: An oft-forgotten part of this whole mess was that having frontmen who simply acted as the FaceOfTheBand but contributed nothing more than their looks was quite common in Europe. Not crediting the ''actual band'', however, was quite something else. Namely, it wasn't an issue until the American repackaging of their first album outright lied and named Rob and Fab as the only 2 singers.
27th Apr '17 10:57:27 AM NWolfman
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* ShoutOut: The group's name is a play-off of sophistopop band Scritti Politti.
28th Mar '17 9:30:52 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* DoubleStandard: Even though this band is hardly the ONLY band where the musicians don't sing their actual vocals and relied on playbacking they are still the only ones whose careers were destroyed by the revelation.
* DownerEnding: Nothing about the Milli Vanilli story really ended well for anyone involved, especially for the late Rob Pilatus.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: That is, except for Frank Farian, who went right back to producing and even spawned a few short-lived hitmakers in the 1990s, like La Bouche, Le Click and No Mercy. Beyond those mild successes, his name's fallen into obscurity and is most associated with Milli Vanilli.
* FaceHeelTurn: A real life example. When the group's manager revealed that the allegations of lip syncing were true, Milli Vanilli went from one of the most popular music acts on the planet to the most reviled ''literally'' overnight.
1st Feb '17 7:56:49 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Fabrice Morvan has since gone solo and continues to perform to this day. A biopic about Milli Vanilli is in the works courtesy of Universal Pictures.

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Fabrice Morvan has since gone solo and continues to perform to this day. A biopic about Milli Vanilli [[DevelopmentHell is in the works works]] courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Creator/UniversalPictures.
7th Dec '16 10:45:39 PM Xtifr
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There are scandals in the pop music world, and then there's '''Milli Vanilli,''' a musical duo made up of Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus (listed in the liner notes of their hit record ''Girl You Know It's True'' as "Rob & Fab, The Brothers Of Soul"). Milli Vanilli were one of the most promising young pop acts of their time, and released the singles "Girl You Know It's True," "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It On The Rain," to major success. However, their tenure on the charts ended abruptly when it was discovered that Rob & Fab were not only lip synching their songs, but never actually sung the tracks on record.

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There are scandals in the pop music world, and then there's '''Milli Vanilli,''' Milli Vanilli, a musical duo made up of Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus (listed in the liner notes of their hit record ''Girl You Know It's True'' as "Rob & Fab, The Brothers Of Soul"). Milli Vanilli were one of the most promising young pop acts of their time, and released the singles "Girl You Know It's True," "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It On The Rain," to major success. However, their tenure on the charts ended abruptly when it was discovered that Rob & Fab were not only lip synching their songs, but never actually sung the tracks on record.
3rd Jul '16 9:54:30 AM lilithmercy
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* BrainlessBeauty: The only reason Rob and Fab didn't just quit when they were told they'd be miming already recorded songs, was because they'd already spent most of their several thousand dollar advances on hair products.



* OurNormalIsYourTaboo: An oft-forgotten part of this whole mess was that having frontmen who simply acted as the FaceOfTheBand but contributed nothing more than their looks was quite common in Europe. Not crediting the ''actual band'', however, was quite something else.

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* OurNormalIsYourTaboo: An oft-forgotten part of this whole mess was that having frontmen who simply acted as the FaceOfTheBand but contributed nothing more than their looks was quite common in Europe. Not crediting the ''actual band'', however, was quite something else. Namely, it wasn't an issue until the American repackaging of their first album outright lied and named Rob and Fab as the only 2 singers.
11th Mar '16 12:05:50 PM MarkLungo
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The debut, ''All Or Nothing'' (1988) set the tone for their output, with {{Europop}} music informed by {{Hip Hop}} and {{Funk}}. Arista Records, liking what they heard, snapped them up for a North American release. Leaving some songs behind, some new songs were added and the track list was shuffled into a new album, titled ''[[UpdatedRerelease Girl You Know It's True.]]'' This album went six times platinum, and the title track became their SignatureSong.

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The debut, ''All Or Nothing'' (1988) set the tone for their output, with {{Europop}} music informed by {{Hip Hop}} and {{Funk}}. Arista Records, Creator/AristaRecords, liking what they heard, snapped them up for a North American release. Leaving some songs behind, some new songs were added and the track list was shuffled into a new album, titled ''[[UpdatedRerelease Girl You Know It's True.]]'' This album went six times platinum, and the title track became their SignatureSong.
3rd Mar '16 2:10:34 AM Medinoc
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* Music/NewJackSwing: One of the genere's defining artists in the late 80s, before the scandal broke. Fun fact: ''Girl You Know It's True'' was on course for beating Bobby Brown's record for best-selling new jack swing album before everything imploded.

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* Music/NewJackSwing: NewJackSwing: One of the genere's defining artists in the late 80s, before the scandal broke. Fun fact: ''Girl You Know It's True'' was on course for beating Bobby Brown's record for best-selling new jack swing album before everything imploded.
3rd Mar '16 1:59:05 AM Medinoc
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* NewJackSwing: One of the genere's defining artists in the late 80s, before the scandal broke. Fun fact: ''Girl You Know It's True'' was on course for beating Bobby Brown's record for best-selling new jack swing album before everything imploded.

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* NewJackSwing: Music/NewJackSwing: One of the genere's defining artists in the late 80s, before the scandal broke. Fun fact: ''Girl You Know It's True'' was on course for beating Bobby Brown's record for best-selling new jack swing album before everything imploded.



->''Girl, you know it's- [[WhamLine Girl, you know it's-]] [[BrokenRecord Girl, you know it's-]] [[TheReveal Girl, you know it's-]]''

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->''Girl, you know it's- [[WhamLine Girl, you know it's-]] [[BrokenRecord Girl, you know it's-]] [[TheReveal Girl, you know it's-]]''
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