Wednesday 8pm: Feature LP: Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True (1989)

Girl You Know It’s True is a 1989 album that was the U.S. debut of German pop group Milli Vanilli.

In 1989, several songs from Milli Vanilli’s Europe-only release All or Nothing were repackaged and retitled Girl You Know It’s True. The album was a major success in America, producing five top-five hits, of which three hit the top position of the Billboard Hot 100. On January 1990, Girl You Know It’s True was certified 6x platinum by the RIAA after spending eight weeks atop the Billboard Top 200. 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. Following the scandal that revealed that Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan did not sing on their album exposed by Los Angeles Times journalist Chuck Philips, 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 In addition, their Grammy was revoked, marking the first time a Grammy was ever rescinded from an artist.

In addition to including many of the tracks that originally appeared on All or Nothing in Europe, Girl You Know It’s True featured several new tracks that did not make it onto the European album, including the hit single “Blame it on the Rain.” In Europe, this tune instead appeared (albeit in an extended version) on the album All or Nothing – The U.S. Remix Album.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

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