Fabrice Morvan attends the "Milli Vanilli" premiere during the 2023 Tribeca Festival at Village East Cinema on June 10, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

Their first hit single was “Girl You Know It’s True.” Ironically, none of it was. From the beginning, Milli Vanilli was a sham. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “untold story of music’s most infamous con” is coming to Paramount+ in the new documentary, Milli Vanilli.

In the late 1980s, the pop duo from Munich, Germany burst onto the charts. The singers we saw, and thought we heard, were Fabrice Morvan and Robert Pilatus. As it turned out, the voices belonged to singers John Davis and Brad Howell. The man behind the deception was a record producer named Frank Farian. But it worked so well that Milli Vanilli became international superstars almost overnight. Their 1989 album, Girl You Know It’s True, went platinum six times and they won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990. Then it all came crashing down just as quickly.

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The documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June, promises to finally tell the true story of the infamous duo. It will cover the group’s history with numerous music industry interviews and previously unseen archival footage. The film even includes an interview with group member Rob Pilatus that was recorded two months before his death of an accidental overdose in 1998. Milli Vanilli hits Paramount+ on October 24th. Here’s the trailer:

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