Rob Pilatus
Singer, dancer, model
Rob Pilatus
Robert "Rob" Pilatus was a German-American model, dancer and singer. Pilatus was best known as half of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli.
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Milli Vanilli Member Says Auto-Tune Is No Different Than Lip Syncing
News One for Black America - almost 5 years
If you’ve been wondering what the second half of Milli Vanilli is doing these days, Fabrice Morvan (pictured) is doing just fine. So much so, that he recently took it upon himself to sound off on the state of today’s music. According to Morvan, even though his ’90s group was stripped of their awards for faking their vocals, several of music’s top artists are doing the same thing he and partner Rob Pilatus did in their short-lived heyday. SEE ALSO: Awkward Celeb Prom Pics LIKE NewsOne On Facebook To Stay Up On Black News Worldwide! While Morvan didn’t point any fingers, he did mention that artists who use auto-tune are pretending to sing when they actually can’t: “There is no difference between what I did back then and what people are doing now. If you wanna break it down, people might say, ‘Well you didn’t sing’ … but the fact of the matter is … now the machines are doing it. I ain’t pointing the finger, but if you’re doing all this and you’re not performing the song live … t ...
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The 5 most insincere celebrity apologies - WFMZ Allentown
Google News - over 5 years
Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan -- or Milli Vanilli -- or those guys who didn't really sing on their album -- finally apologized in 1990 after duping the public for nearly two years. "So we give this Grammy back now," Pilatus said with a smirk during the
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Musikerlebnisse Mein erstes Konzert - ZEIT ONLINE
Google News - over 5 years
Noch ahnte niemand, dass es so ziemlich das letzte Konzert von Fab Morvan und Rob Pilatus sein würde. Nur Monate später wurden sie als Playback-Synchronlippenbeweger enttarnt. Obwohl, wäre ich damals schon Journalistin gewesen, das Ganze wäre
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The Tragic Side of Fame Is Explored On TV - Village Voice (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
From Anna Nicole Smith (above, in her more golden days) to Dana Plato to Rob Pilatus of the doomed duo Milli Vanilli and beyond, all that glitters often turns into dross, the result of a drubbing from the harsh realities that set in once the applause
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Alles Gute, Daddy Cool! - hr online
Google News - over 5 years
Das Duo Fab Morvan und Rob Pilatus bewegte die Lippen zum Gesang von Charles Shaw, Brad Howell, John Davis und anderen. Ein Skandal, vor allem bei Milli Vanilli, denn anders als bei Boney M. war das mit dem Playback ein Geheimnis
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Frank Farian wird 70: Das Genie hinter den Superhits - nachrichten.at
Google News - over 5 years
„Milli Vanilli“, bestehend aus Rob Pilatus (der 1998 an einer Überdosis verstarb) und Fab Morvan, verkaufen insgesamt 22 Millionen Tonträger. Das Debütalbum „Girl You Know It's True“ steht 1988 sieben Wochen auf Platz 1 der US-Charts
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Un ex Milli Vanilli vuelve a la música - La Voz del Interior
Google News - over 5 years
A la izquierda, junto al fallecido Rob Pilatus. La noticia tomó por sorpresa a todos los que a fines de la década de 1980 y principios de la de 1990 creyeron ciegamente que esos dos morenos que derrochaban melodías pegadizas desde la tele eran los
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Ex-Milli Vanilli prepara álbum com DJ Tiesto - Revista Cifras
Google News - over 5 years
O produtor Frank Farian queria cantores que chamassem mais a atenção do público e, por isso, a dupla formada por Fab Morvan e Rob Pilatus usava roupas estravagantes e estilosas. Após o declínio causado pelo boato que se confirmou verdade em 1990,
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Fab iz "Mili Vanilija" opet na sceni Video - Блиц
Google News - over 5 years
Fab Morvan i Rob Pilatus su uživali veliku slavu, a čak su osvojili i Gremi nagrade. Taman kada su bili na vrhuncu popularnosti, njihov san je ugašen. Ispostavilo se da njih dvojica nisu otpevali nijednu pesmu koju su snimili, već su samo otvarali usta
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Milli Vanilli va revenir - Canoë
Google News - over 5 years
Le chanteur Fab Morvan et son acolyte Rob Pilatus ont formé, avec Milli Vanilli, l'un des duos pop les plus populaires de la fin des années 1980, décrochant au passage un Grammy pour le meilleur nouvel artiste en 1990. Toutefois, il a ensuite été
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47 éves lenne Rob Pilatus - Hölgyfórum.hu
Google News - over 5 years
Rob Pilatus és Fab Morvan rakétasebességgel vette be előbb az európai, majd az amerikai slágerlistákat is. Girl You Know It's True című debütáló dalukat még két listavezető, a Baby Don't Forget My Number és a Blame It On The Rain követte nem egész öt
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Today In Entertainment History June 5 - WFMY News 2
Google News - over 5 years
In 1996, an arrest warrant was issue for Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli after he disappeared from a drug treatment facility in Los Angeles. He turned up at another treatment center six days later. In 1999, singer Mel Torme died of complications from a
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Fraudes históricos (final) - ABC Color
Google News - over 5 years
El caso de Milli Vanilli, un grupo alemán compuesto por Fabrice Morvan y el ya fallecido Rob Pilatus, quien llegó a ganar el Grammy de 1990 por “Artista Revelación” de ese año. Frank Farian, productor e inventor del grupo, confesó que era otra persona
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Pop Scandal Gets Operatic Treatment - East Hampton Star
Google News - almost 6 years
Fab Morvan, left, and Rob Pilatus, right, with C. Michael Greene, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president, at the 1990 Grammy Awards rehearsal Alan Light Hear the words “Milli Vanilli,”
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El efímero 'boom' musical, ¿a qué artistas se les ha perdido la pista? - La Vanguardia
Google News - almost 6 years
Uno de los conjuntos que más dio que hablar en los noventa fue Milli Vanilli, compuesto por Fab Morvan y Rob Pilatus en Alemania. Gracias a su álbum debut ganaron un Grammy al mejor grupo en el año 90, pero el tirón no duró demasiado ya que se les
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Για ποιους η Eurovision αποτέλεσε απλά μια …στάση! - Music Corner
Google News - almost 6 years
Απ' το διαγωνισμό, χωρίς να βραβευτούν, έχουν περάσει οι: Goran Bregovic, Cliff Richard, Al Bano, Ronan Keating, Arash, Kirka, Anna Vissi, Rob Pilatus (1/2 Milli Vanilli), Brian Mc Faden, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tatu, Nicki French και Patricia Kaas
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rob Pilatus
    THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 32
    On 2 April 1998, on the eve of a promotional tour for a new completed Milli Vanilli album Back and in Attack, featuring Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan on lead vocals, Rob Pilatus was found dead at the age of 32 from a suspected alcohol and prescription pill overdose in "Kent's Cube" in Frankfurt.
    More Details Hide Details His death was ruled accidental. Back and in Attack has never been released. He was survived by his son and his sister. Pilatus is buried on the Waldfriedhof in Munich, Germany. On 14 February 2007, Universal Pictures announced it was developing a movie based on Milli Vanilli's rise and fall in the music industry. Jeff Nathanson, screenwriter for Catch Me If You Can, was slated to write and direct the film. On 26 March 2007, the Greatest Hits album was released.
  • 1996
    Age 30
    In the years following the collapse of Milli Vanilli, Rob Pilatus struggled with substance abuse and even suicide attempts. After their unsuccessful comeback, Morvan and Pilatus stopped speaking to each other. In 1996, Pilatus served three months in prison for assault, vandalism, and attempted robbery.
    More Details Hide Details Morvan paid for Pilatus to spend six months in drug rehabilitation, before returning to Germany from the United States.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 26
    In 1992, Pilatus and Morvan signed with a new label, Taj, and released Rob & Fab, an album featuring their own voices, but the album only sold around 2,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details The label went bankrupt shortly thereafter.
  • 1990
    Age 24
    When Pilatus and Morvan pressured Farian to let them sing on the next album, Farian admitted to reporters on 15 November 1990 that they had not performed on the recordings.
    More Details Hide Details Milli Vanilli's Grammy Award was withdrawn four days later, and Arista Records dropped them from its roster and deleted their album and songs from their catalog, making Girl You Know It's True the largest-selling album to ever be taken out of print. A court ruling in the United States allowed anyone who had bought the album to receive a refund. Farian later attempted an unsuccessful comeback for the group without Pilatus and Morvan. Months after the scandal, Pilatus and Morvan appeared in a commercial for Carefree sugarless chewing gum. In it the duo lip-synched to an opera recording. An announcer asked, "How long does the taste of Carefree Sugarless Gum last?" The record began to skip and the announcer added, "Until these guys sing for themselves."
    Milli Vanilli won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist on 21 February 1990, for "Girl You Know It's True".
    More Details Hide Details Despite the enormous success, the duo were a frequent target of rumours and allegations of onstage lip-synching and not having sung on the album. Charles Shaw, one of the actual vocalists, told a reporter the truth, but retracted his statement after Farian paid him $150,000.
  • 1987
    Age 21
    Rob Pilatus was born in Munich, Germany, the son of a black American soldier and a white German mother. He was adopted as an infant by a German family. Pilatus worked as a model and break dancer, also appearing as a backing singer with the group Wind at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels before joining Fab Morvan in 1988 to form the pop group Milli Vanilli.
    More Details Hide Details Pilatus and Morvan were noticed by music producer Frank Farian, who signed them to be part of a musical act. Shortly after a trip to Turkey, where the duo reputedly took its name from a local advertising slogan, Milli Vanilli was born. Pilatus and Morvan served as the public faces for singers Charles Shaw and Brad Howell, whom Farian thought were vocally talented but lacked a marketable image. The first Milli Vanilli platinum album was Girl You Know It's True, which became a worldwide hit. The album produced five hit singles including three number 1 hits, "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You", "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It On The Rain".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1965.
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