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Fabrice Maxime Sylvain Morvan, also known as Fab Morvan is a French singer, dancer, and model who was part of the pop duo Milli Vanilli, along with Rob Pilatus. He was born in Paris, France, on May 14, 1966. Fab began his musical career with a path filled with successes, controversies, and a strong sense of perseverance.
Early Life and Career
Morvan moved to Germany at the age of eighteen to follow his passion for modeling and dance. After being influenced by many different musical genres, including pop, hip-hop, soul, and funk, he became well-known in the dance scene. At a nightclub in Munich, he met Rob Pilatus, which gave rise to the infamous musical duet Milli Vanilli.
Music producer Frank Farian was instrumental in bringing Morvan and Pilatus to the public’s attention. Milli Vanilli’s critically acclaimed debut album, “Girl You Know It’s True,” had hits including “Baby Don’t Forget My Number,” “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You,” and “Blame It on the Rain.” The two even took home a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1990.
Nevertheless, Milli Vanilli’s fame took a bad turn when reports surfaced about them lip-syncing live and about their vocal contributions being questioned. Later on, it came to light that none of the recordings featuring Morvan and Pilatus had any vocals. “Girl You Know It’s True,” the album they released with Arista Records, became the best-selling record to be removed from the library when the Grammy Award was revoked.
Together with Farian, Morvan and Pilatus worked on a comeback, releasing “The Moment of Truth” in 1991, to restore their reputation. But the endeavor was in vain, and the two-faced more difficulties.
Following the fallout, Morvan and Pilatus found themselves in a commercial for Carefree sugarless gum, humorously lip-syncing to an opera recording. The duo moved to Los Angeles and released an album under the name Rob & Fab, but it saw limited success, with only around 2,000 copies sold.
Following Milli Vanilli’s passing, Morvan worked as a session musician and radio DJ at KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. He continued to pursue his passion for music by going on tours and making appearances in documentaries.
With the publication of his debut solo album, “Love Revolution,” in 2003, Morvan showcased his abilities as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He worked with producers and DJs over the years, solidifying his position in the music industry. During his solo career, he released hits including “Anytime” in 2011 and “See the Light” in 2012, which he played with Fabulous Addiction, his new band.
Who is Fab Morvan’s Wife?
Fab Morvan has been married to Tessa van der Steen. They have four children; Sacha, Solange, and twins; Paris and Vince.