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|Girl You Know It's True|
|Studio album by|
|Released||7 March 1989|
|Genre||Dance-pop, hip hop, new jack swing|
|Label|| Arista |
|Milli Vanilli chronology|
|Singles from Girl You Know It's True|
|Los Angeles Times|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Girl You Know It's True is a 1989 album that was the U.S. debut of German pop group Milli Vanilli. It is a reconfigured and repackaged version of Milli Vanilli's Europe-only release All or Nothing for the U.S. market.
Germans are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history. German is the shared mother tongue of a substantial majority of ethnic Germans.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.
Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich. The group was founded by Frank Farian in 1988 and consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut album, titled All or Nothing in Europe and reconfigured as Girl You Know It's True in the United States, achieved international success and earned them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist on February 21, 1990.
The album was a major success in the U.S., producing five singles that entered the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, three of which reached the top position. On January 1990, Girl You Know It's True was certified 6x platinum by the RIAA after spending seven weeks atop the Billboard Top 200. Additionally, the album spent 41 weeks within the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and 78 weeks within the charts overall. The album was also certified Diamond in Canada, denoting shipments of over a million units there. The success of the album earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1959. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for records released in the previous year. The award was not presented in 1967. The official guidelines are as follows: "For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist." Note that this is not necessarily the first album released by an artist.
Following the scandal exposed by Los Angeles Times journalist Chuck Philips that revealed that Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan did not sing on their album, Arista Records dropped the act from its roster and deleted their album and its masters from their catalog, making it one of the largest-selling albums to ever be taken out of print. In addition, their Grammy was revoked, marking the first time a Grammy was ever rescinded from an artist.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It has the third-largest circulation among United States newspapers, and is the largest U.S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues particularly salient to the U.S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters. It has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of these and other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, and the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine.
Charles Alan "Chuck" Philips is an American writer and investigative journalist. From 1995 to 2008 he worked for the Los Angeles Times, after first freelancing for the newspaper.
Arista Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of the Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was previously handled by Bertelsmann Music Group. The label was founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, who formerly worked for Columbia Records. Until its demise in 2011, it was a major distributor and promoter of albums throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Along with Columbia, RCA, and Epic, Arista is one of Sony Music Entertainment's four flagship record labels.
According to producer Frank Farian, the decision to repackage All or Nothing as Girl You Know It's True was made by Arista Records president Clive Davis.In addition to including five of the tracks that originally appeared on All or Nothing ("I'm Gonna Miss You," "All or Nothing," "Baby Don't Forget My Number," "Dreams to Remember" and "Girl You Know It's True"), Girl You Know It's True featured several new tracks, including "Blame It on the Rain," which would go on to be a worldwide hit single, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. In Europe, the track later appeared in an extended version on the album All or Nothing - The U.S. Remix Album .
Clive Jay Davis is an American record producer, A&R executive, and music industry executive. He has won five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.
"Blame It on the Rain" is a song by German dance-pop group Milli Vanilli.
The track orders of some U.S. releases are out of sequence with the listings printed on their cover art and several tracks are listed with the wrong running times. Additionally, some of the writers' credits are inconsistent with what is listed in external sources.
|Girl You Know It's True|
|1.||"Girl You Know It's True"||Ky Adeyemo, Rodney Halloway, Kevin Liles, Bill Pettaway Jr., Sean Spencer||4:13|
|2.||"Baby Don't Forget My Number"||Farian, B. Nail aka Brad Howell||3:59|
|3.||"More Than You'll Ever Know"||Ernesto Phillips||4:32|
|4.||"Blame It on the Rain"||Diane Warren||4:19|
|5.||"Take It as It Comes"||Climie Fisher, Dennis Morgan||3:41|
|6.||"It's Your Thing"||O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley||3:51|
|7.||"Dreams to Remember"||Farian, Mary Applegate, Dietmar Kawohl||3:54|
|8.||"All or Nothing"||Farian, Nail, P.G. Wilder||3:17|
|9.||"(Girl) I'm Gonna Miss You"||Farian, Kawohl, Peter Bischoff Fallenstein||3:57|
|10.||"Girl You Know It's True" (N.Y. Subway Extended Mix)"||Ky Adeyemo, Rodney Halloway, Kevin Liles, Bill Pettaway Jr., Sean Spencer||6:27|
Frank Farian is a German record producer and songwriter, best known as the founder and voice behind the 1970s' disco-pop group Boney M. and as the mastermind and voice behind the lip-syncing group Milli Vanilli. His tendency to create bands with a visual image distinct from the recorded musical performances has led to controversy throughout his career, especially in the case of Milli Vanilli. Farian is also the owner of the record label MCI and several subsidiaries.
The Jupiter-8, or JP-8, is an eight-voice polyphonic analog subtractive synthesizer introduced by Roland Corporation in early 1981.
A synthesizer or synthesiser is an electronic musical instrument that generates audio signals that may be converted to sound. Synthesizers may imitate traditional musical instruments such as piano, flute, vocals, or natural sounds such as ocean waves; or generate novel electronic timbres. They are often played with a musical keyboard, but they can be controlled via a variety of other devices, including music sequencers, instrument controllers, fingerboards, guitar synthesizers, wind controllers, and electronic drums. Synthesizers without built-in controllers are often called sound modules, and are controlled via USB, MIDI or CV/gate using a controller device, often a MIDI keyboard or other controller.
|Canadian Albums (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard 200||1|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Diamond||1,000,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||6× Platinum||6,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1990. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
Fabrice Morvan is a French singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer and model. He was half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli, with Rob Pilatus, selling multi-platinum albums around the world. However, he was later involved in one of the largest scandals in pop music history when it was revealed that neither he nor Pilatus had actually sung on any of Milli Vanilli's recordings. After the scandal, the group reformed as Rob & Fab in the 1990s with limited success. Morvan had a solo comeback in the 2000s releasing his first solo album, Love Revolution.
Robert Pilatus was a German born model, dancer and singer. Pilatus was a member of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli, alongside Fabrice Morvan.
All or Nothing is the debut album by dance pop duo Milli Vanilli, released only in Europe on the Hansa label in November 1988. In 1989, it was repackaged and retitled Girl You Know It's True for release in the United States on the Arista label, with several of the original album tracks replaced and/or remixed. After 1990, due to lip-synching allegations, a disclaimer sticker was added on the cover to explicitly name the singers who provided vocals on the album.
Rob & Fab was a short-lived German pop and dance music duo formed and fronted by Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan in 1990, following their departure from the commercially successful but ill-fated group Milli Vanilli.
Charles Shaw is an American rapper and singer who, in 1988, performed on recordings credited to Milli Vanilli.
All or Nothing is a remix album by Milli Vanilli released in 1989. It is the European version of Girl You Know It's True (1989), which was in turn the American version of the group's debut album, All or Nothing, which was released in Europe in November 1988.
The Remix Album is an album released by Milli Vanilli in 1990. Due to the significant differences between the original Milli Vanilli debut album, All or Nothing and the US-only Girl You Know It's True release, producer Frank Farian decided to repackage these previously unreleased songs in a remix album. The album peaked at number thirty-two in the US and was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 1990.
The Moment of Truth is the only studio album by the pop group The Real Milli Vanilli, released in 1991.
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" is a song by German dance-pop group Milli Vanilli. It was released in July 1989 as a single from their debut album Girl You Know It's True. The single was a success, hitting the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while also being certified Gold by the RIAA. The song also reached number one in Canada, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and reached number two in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland, and number three in Australia.
The Real Milli Vanilli was a pop music group that consisted of some of the original singers from Milli Vanilli, as well as new singers and several "special guests," including Tammy T, Icy Bro and B-Sho'-Rockin'.
"Girl You Know It's True" is a song by Milli Vanilli. Released as the lead single from Milli Vanilli's European debut album, All or Nothing, and the duo's American debut album, Girl You Know It's True, the song peaked at number one on the German Singles Chart, number two in the United States and number three in the United Kingdom, becoming one of Milli Vanilli's most successful singles.
Best of the Best is a greatest hits album by German pop duo Milli Vanilli. The album artwork featured pictures of Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan despite the 1990 scandal that confirmed neither actually sang vocals on the tracks; a sticker included as part of the packaging credits Pilatus and Morvan with "visual performances", while also listing the actual singers: Charles Shaw, John Davis, Brad Howell, and twin sisters Jodie and Linda Rocco.
Brad Howell is an American keyboardist, pianist and singer. He was the real singer behind Milli Vanilli whose voice Rob Pilatus lip-synced.
2×2 is a double album by Milli Vanilli which was released in the United Kingdom in 1989. Disc one of the album contains the original European studio album All or Nothing, while disc two contains the All or Nothing remix album.
This is a discography of Milli Vanilli, a pop/dance music project formed by Frank Farian in Germany in 1988, fronted by Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus.