History Music / MilliVanilli

7th Jan '16 5:16:22 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[HarsherInHindsight .....Awkward.]]]]
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20th Dec '15 4:46:27 PM MrInitialMan
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* 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.
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* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: 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.
12th Apr '15 7:36:16 AM darkjezter
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* 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.
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* 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* ''literally'' overnight.
12th Apr '15 7:35:45 AM darkjezter
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* 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.
3rd Apr '15 7:44:00 AM UFAlien
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* {{The Band Minus The Face}}s: The Real Milli Vanilli.
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* {{The Band Minus The Face}}s: The Real Milli Vanilli.Vanilli, allegedly. In fact; it was that plus a few new pretty faces who hadn't been on the first album at all, but were shown more prominently in marketing material.
3rd Apr '15 7:37:32 AM UFAlien
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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Many people noticed even before the big reveal that Rob & Fob spoke in broken, heavily-accented English yet seemed to sing and rap in perfect American English. This was obviously explained when it came out the singing voices they lipsynched to actually belonged to American-born musicians.
20th Feb '15 3:49:03 AM Patachou
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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.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: Nowadays they are better remembered for the playback scandal than for their actual music.
14th Feb '15 8:12:58 PM bluesno1fann
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/millivanillireal_1074.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:The "Real" Milli Vanilli.]]

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/millivanillireal_1074.jpg [[caption-width:350:The "Real" Milli Vanilli.]]Charles Shaw, one of the real vocalists in the actual Milli Vanilli band, actually spoke out at one point that he had sung on the album and that Rob & Fab were frauds, but Frank Farian paid him $150,000 to retract the statements and keep quiet. Rob Pilatus by this time was making cocky statements to magazines such as "I'm the new [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]]" and the two were increasingly pressuring Farian to let them record actual vocals on the next Milli Vanilli album. Having had enough of all the pressures, Farian finally confessed on November 12, 1990, that the duo did not, in fact, sing any of the Milli Vanilli material. To say that there was a backlash would be, uh... putting it pretty mildly.
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/millivanillireal_1074.jpg [[caption-width:350:The "Real" Milli Vanilli.]]Charles Charles Shaw, one of the real vocalists in the actual Milli Vanilli band, actually spoke out at one point that he had sung on the album and that Rob & Fab were frauds, but Frank Farian paid him $150,000 to retract the statements and keep quiet. Rob Pilatus by this time was making cocky statements to magazines such as "I'm the new [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]]" and the two were increasingly pressuring Farian to let them record actual vocals on the next Milli Vanilli album. Having had enough of all the pressures, Farian finally confessed on November 12, 1990, that the duo did not, in fact, sing any of the Milli Vanilli material. To say that there was a backlash would be, uh... putting it pretty mildly.
8th Feb '15 11:47:29 PM Elusivehawk
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-->~ '''Fabrice Morvan'''
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-->~ -->-- '''Fabrice Morvan'''
19th Dec '14 10:55:15 PM TwoGunAngel
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* ThatSyncingFeeling: When the record began to skip
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* ThatSyncingFeeling: When the record began to skipskip during their 1989 MTV concert, Milli Vanilli knew the gig was up.
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