The discredited front men for Milli Vanilli will forfeit the best new artist Grammy they won last year and hope it is given to the real singers on their hit album, a newspaper reported Monday.
Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, at the center of a music industry scandal since it was disclosed last week that they never sang a note on the album, said they would give up the Grammy at a news conference Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported."Fabrice and I want to give the Grammy back to the real singers," Pilatus said.
He and Morvan said they hoped the Grammy would be given to Johnny Davis, Charles Shaw and Brad Howell, who reportedly sang on the album "Girl You Know It's True," which sold 7 million copies.
The controversy erupted when Milli Vanilli's German producer, Frank Farian, disclosed that Pilatus and Morvan did not sing on the album. The duo also lip-synced their way through live performances, including one at the Grammy Awards show last February, Farian said.