History Music / MilliVanilli

13th Apr '18 2:21:13 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* WhamLine: [[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-"]]
30th Mar '18 12:34:48 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* GreatestHitsAlbum: Yes, they have one, although it contains a remixed version of "Girl You Know It's True."

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: Yes, they have one, one (released in ''2006''), although it contains a remixed version of "Girl You Know It's True."
26th Jan '18 7:36:35 PM Piotrusp98
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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 Creator/{{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 [[ThatSyncingFeeling caught lip synching 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 Creator/{{MTV}} cameras. This didn't seem to divert their success, as in February of 1990, they won a Grammy for Best New Artist.
19th Jan '18 6:19:16 AM pikafan
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* {{Foreshadowing}} At the beginning of July 1989 they released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbUENJ5FjBk Girl I'm Gonna Miss You]] which contained the line "It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over''... [[RepetitiveAudioGlitch three weeks later, the dream really was over]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}} {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning of July 1989 they released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbUENJ5FjBk Girl I'm Gonna Miss You]] which contained the line "It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over''... [[RepetitiveAudioGlitch three weeks later, the dream really was over]]
19th Jan '18 6:16:21 AM pikafan
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* {{Foreshadowing}} At the beginning of July 1989 they released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbUENJ5FjBk Girl I'm Gonna Miss You]] which contained the line "It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over''... [[RepetitiveAudioGlitch three weeks later, the dream really was over]]
6th Jan '18 6:14:40 AM AdamC
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* WeDontSuckAnymore: Attempted with their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew38sjEH91c appearance]] on ''Series/TheArsenioHallShow'', when they sang the new song "We Can Get It On" by themselves. They did indeed sing it... but their nervous, unpolished vocals (with a little VocalRangeExceeded on Fab's part) impressed nobody, and the subsequent album failed miserably.

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* WeDontSuckAnymore: Attempted with their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew38sjEH91c appearance]] on ''Series/TheArsenioHallShow'', when they sang the new song "We Can Get It On" by themselves. They did indeed sing it... but their nervous, unpolished vocals (with a little VocalRangeExceeded on Fab's part) impressed nobody, and the subsequent album failed miserably. To his credit, Arsenio famously stated that he told the directors to shoot their musical sequence as incredibly as possible, stating that it'd be really cool if Milli Vanilli made a comeback.
20th Nov '17 5:32:18 PM MegaJ
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* DownerEnding: Rob Pilatus's death from a drug overdose at the age of 32.

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* DownerEnding: The Milli Vanilli story didn't end well for anyone, especially Rob Pilatus's death from Pilatus who died of a drug overdose at the age of 32.32. Fabrice fared a little better and he still performs but it was two decades later.
20th Nov '17 5:22:49 PM MegaJ
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Producer Frank Farian, formerly the songwriter behind Boney M, had been a producer for some time after, and sought to create a group that combined pop music with hip hop. The studio musicians he assembled were musically up to par, but the vocalists - Charles Shaw, John Davis, Brad Howell, and twin sisters Jodie and Linda Rocco - didn't seem to fit any sort of marketable image. In what was a common practice in Farian's time - Boney M was fronted by Bobby Farrell but the vocals were usually sung by Farian, Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell - Farian hired Fabrice "Fsb" Morvan and Rob Pilatus, two models and aspiring singers he found in a UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} dance club to serve as the frontmen for the band, tempting them with a large advance, and then informing them that they were going to lip sync all the music in public. The pair, already signed and having no way to pay back the advance, reluctantly agreed.

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Producer Frank Farian, formerly the songwriter behind Boney M, had been a producer for some time after, and sought to create a group that combined pop music with hip hop. The studio musicians he assembled were musically up to par, but the vocalists - Charles Shaw, John Davis, Brad Howell, and twin sisters Jodie and Linda Rocco - didn't seem to fit any sort of marketable image. In what was a common practice in Farian's time - Boney M was fronted by Bobby Farrell but the vocals were usually sung by Farian, Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell - Farian hired Fabrice "Fsb" "Fab" Morvan and Rob Pilatus, two models and aspiring singers he found in a UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} dance club to serve as the frontmen for the band, tempting them with a large advance, and then informing them that they were going to lip sync all the music in public. The pair, already signed and having no way to pay back the advance, reluctantly agreed.
30th Oct '17 6:31:47 PM AfroThunder
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** According to Fab, he and Rob attempted to pull this on Frank Farian twice. The first time, they simply refused to lip-sync the songs, but caved when Farian said they had to pay him back the advances he gave them. The second time, they tried to break away from Farian's control and do their own thing, prompting Farian to expose them as frauds.
18th Oct '17 10:19:42 AM Movienut376
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** It's worth mentioning that there were those who just dismissed it at the time as merely an embarrassing moment caught live; MTV's "Downtown" Julie Brown, reflecting on it years later, mentioned that it was somewhat of a common practice at the time for artists to lipsync to their own prerecorded singing, especially if they were dancing around during their performance, rather than run the risk of ending up too out of breath to sing effectively (key words here being their ''own'' singing...).
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