*A planned biopic on disgraced pop group Milli Vanilli is moving forward with full blessings and assistance from surviving group member Fabrice “Fab” Morvan.
However – the lip-syncher, who, along with late group member Rob Pilatus, fronted the Germany-based dance-pop outfit – is still bitter about the whole Grammy debacle.
In 1990, the group won a best new artist award for their album “Girl You Know It’s True,” which went six-times platinum and spawned three No. 1 hits: “Baby Don’t Forget My Number,” “I’m Gonna Miss You” and “Blame It on the Rain.”
But soon after winning the Grammy, Morvan and Pilatus were spotted lip-synching in concert. Producer Frank Farian later revealed that the album’s lead vocals, credited to the duo, were those of other singers. The resulting firestorm led the Recording Academy to revoke the award and Davis to delete the master recordings from Arista’s catalog.
Their Grammy for best new artist was promptly revoked — the only take-back in Recording Academy history. In an article in USA Today, Morvan called the whole scandal a misunderstanding.
“We wanted to give the Grammy back,” he said. “We felt in our hearts that it would be a good gesture to do that. But they made it look as though (the academy) wanted it back. They could have come to my house and gotten it.”
Read the full USA Today article here.