Milli Vanilli Was #1 on Billboard With “Blame It On the Rain”

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On this day, November 7, 1989, Milli Vanilli was at the top of the Billboard Chart with “Blame It On the Rain”.

Milli Vanilli was a German-French pop music duo formed by producer Frank Farian in the late 1980s. The duo consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, and they became famous for their hit singles, including “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Blame It on the Rain,” and “Baby Don’t Forget My Number.”

Milli Vanilli’s rise to fame was marked by controversy, as it was revealed that they did not actually sing on their records. Instead, they lip-synced to songs that were performed by other vocalists. This revelation came to light in 1990 when their Grammy Award for Best New Artist was revoked after the scandal was exposed.

The controversy surrounding Milli Vanilli’s lip-syncing led to a significant decline in their popularity and the eventual disbandment of the group. The duo’s story serves as a cautionary tale in the music industry, highlighting the importance of authenticity and the potential consequences of not giving credit to the true performers behind the music.