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Milli Vanilli
Fab Morvan (left) and Rob Pilatus (right) with NARAS President C. Michael Greene (center), February 1990
Background information
Also known as Rob & Fab
Origin Munich, West Germany
Genres Dance pop, new jack swing, R&B, funk, Eurodance, hip hop
Years active 1988–1990, 1997–1998
Labels Arista, Hansa
Associated acts The Real Milli Vanilli, Rob & Fab
Past members
Fab Morvan
Rob Pilatus
Charles Shaw
Brad Howell
John Davis
Jodie Rocco
Linda Rocco
Frank Farian

Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich. The group was founded by Frank Farian in 1988 and consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut album, titled All or Nothing in Europe and reconfigured as Girl You Know It's True in the United States, achieved international success and earned them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist on 21 February 1990.

Milli Vanilli became one of the most popular pop acts in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with millions of records sold. However, their success quickly turned to infamy when Morvan, Pilatus, and their agent Sergio Vendero confessed that Morvan and Pilatus did not sing any of the vocals heard on their music releases. The duo ended up giving back the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The group recorded a comeback album in 1998 titled Back and in Attack, but the album was never released after Rob Pilatus died at the age of 32.

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