schöner leben 3 („Girl You Know It’s True” – M.V.)
- Martin Schüttler
Milli Vanilli was a pop/dance music project formed in Germany in 1988 by Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group’s debut album Girl You Know It’s True achieved high sales internationally and received the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990. Milli Vanilli became one of the most recognisable pop stars in the late 1980s. However, at one point it became common knowledge that the group was lip-syncing during a live MTV performance. Their Grammy Award was revoked after it was revealed that the vocals on the record were in fact not Morvan’s and Pilatus’s. At least 26 different lawsuits were led under various United States consumer fraud protection laws against Pilatus, Morvan, and Arista Records. In 1998, ten years after the group’s debut, Pilatus was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in one of the hotels in Frankfurt.