Farian, the German producer who blew the whistle last month on his own fraud, swivels around from his track mixing console, the Pontiac-size machine on which Milli Vanilli was really made, and furnishes the promised honest-to-God truth. By God, it is. Release date in America is Jan. The new band is partly made up of the old band--that is, the same musicians who played and sang, sans credit, on the first Milli Vanilli album. Stars play a greater role in America. And they love the scandal.
"Girl You Know It's True" was already hit before Pilatus and Morvan were cast
Pop music has always been part talent show, part magic trick. Milli Vanilli instantly went from Top of the Pops to laughing stocks. Rob and Fab were stripped of the Grammys they had won for Best New Artist, and duped fans filed class-action lawsuits. We let down our fans. We realize exactly what we did to achieve our success. We made some very big mistakes and we apologize. In the s, Farian struck gold with Boney M. He knew the importance of image better than anyone, and when he met Rob and Fab in early , he immediately saw an opportunity.
Milli Vanilli was experiencing unheard of meteoric fame. Performing in front of a crowd of 80, at the theme park Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, in , the duo of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus started with their trademark energy and dance moves. In fact, very little of what Milli Vanilli was about was true at all. I just ran off the stage. In a time before social media watchdogs and when lip-syncing to live performances was commonplace, Milli Vanilli got away with their ruse for longer than they might have today. But now their name is pretty much synonymous with the biggest lip-syncing scandal in pop culture history. So he set out to assemble a team to recreate a new version, taking the original hip-hop track and mixing it with a bit of Eurodance, according to Billboard. He started recruiting singers in — sisters Linda and Jodie Rocco sang backup and Charles Shaw rapped on the track. But he still went with it and just started mixing voices.