Blame it on the (vocal) range: Milli Vanilli comes clean

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  • Way Back Wednesday: Milli Vanilli fesses up after criticism
  • Hit act had to return Grammy because of lip-synching

Girl you know it's true. When Milli Vanilli won the Best New Artist Grammy on Feb. 22, 1990, no one knew the group's career high would be a catalyst to its demise. German record producer Frank Farian revealed the charismatic duo didn't sing a single octave on its hit record. Milli Vanilli, aka Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, had officially hoodwinked the music world by lip-synching its way up the charts.

The revelation generated a backlash against the duo, culminating in a humiliating Hollywood press conference in November 1990, where the men returned the Grammy. It's the definitive moment of the pair's epic fall.

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