Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli)

Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli)
Release date
01 January 1970
Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli)
01 January 1970 |

Morvan was born in 1966 in Paris, France, to parents from Guadeloupe. At 18, he moved to Germany, where he was a dancer and model, and was influenced by funk, soul, hip hop and pop. He met Rob Pilatus in a nightclub in Munich. They decided to form a rock/soul group.

Morvan and Pilatus were noticed by music producer Frank Farian, who signed them as part of a musical act. Shortly after a trip to Turkey, where they reputedly got the band’s name from local advertising slogan, Milli Vanilli was born. Morvan and Pilatus served as the public faces for singers Charles Shaw, John Davis, and Brad Howell, who Farian thought were talented musicians but lacked a marketable image.

The first Milli Vanilli album was Girl You Know It’s True. Despite critical derision, Milli Vanilli’s fame continued to grow worldwide. The album had four hit singles: the title track, and the group’s three #1 hits, “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”, “Baby Don’t Forget My Number”, and “Blame It on the Rain”. Milli Vanilli won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist on 22 February 1990 for Girl You Know It’s True.

They moved to Los Angeles, where they released an eponymous album under the name Rob & Fab. Despite positive reviews from critics.

Pilatus died at a hotel in Frankfurt on 2 April 1998.

Morvan spent several years as a session musician and public speaker. In 1998, he was hired as a radio DJ at famed L.A. radio station KIIS-FM. During this time, he also performed at the station’s sold-out 1999 Wango Tango festival concert before 50,000 people at Dodger Stadium.

In 1997, Morvan was interviewed for the premiere episode of VH-1’s Behind the Music. He was also featured in a 2000 BBC documentary on Milli Vanilli. Morvan then spent 2001 on tour, before performing in 2002 as the inaugural performer at the brand-new Velvet Lounge at the Hard Rock Café Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

In 2003, Morvan released his first solo album, Love Revolution, producing, recording, writing and singing all the tracks. On 14 April 2011, Morvan released a new single, “Anytime”, to digital outlets
On 25 May 2012, Morvan released a single, “See the Light” with a new band, Fabulous Addiction.

In March 2014, it was mentioned that Morvan was working on his next single in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning viral producer Clarence Jey and Grammy-winning singer Delious Kennedy from U.S. R&B group All-4-One.

Morvan also DJs for private Heineken functions at the Heineken Experience center in Amsterdam. As a solo musician, Morvan has worked with several DJ/producers including Don Diablo, Guy J, Dance Spirit, Desert Minds, DJ Prinz, Patrick BP Bruyndonx, MuziJunki, Sean McCaff, Limoncello, Guan Elmzoom, and has collaborated on well-received dance releases with several. Some of his other pursuits include writing, painting, and fashion design.

On 14 February 2007, it was announced that Universal Pictures was developing a film based on the true story of Milli Vanilli’s rise and fall in the music industry. Jeff Nathanson, a screenwriter from Catch Me If You Can, was to write and direct the film. Morvan was supposed to serve as a consultant, providing his and Pilatus’ point of view. However, the project was never completed. In 2011 German director Florian Gallenberger declared that he was reviving the project and would be rewriting the script.

On 26 March 2007, the Milli Vanilli Best of the Best album was released.