4. Milli Vanilli – Born to be Lip Syncers
No countdown of fails can be complete without Milli Vanilli. Their careers were started by Frank Farian, a songwriter/producer who was looking for the perfect front men to put a face to his group album, but every vocalist who stepped in front of him didn’t have what he was looking for, until Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan walked into his life. The only downside, these god-like looking men had no singing skills whatsoever. Farian found a way around it and decided to push them to the front. They were beautiful on stage and women flocked to them. After three straight number one hits, Milli Vanilli’s career-ending performance happened at an MTV show in 1989. Their hit song “Girl You Know It’s True” track skipped and kept repeating the verse “girl you know it’s true…” over and over again. They weren’t singing! Whether the fans at the show noticed or not, Milli Vanilli was looked down upon for what they signed up to do. Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy shortly after they were outed. They tried to make a comeback but their 15 minutes of fame was over. A little over two decades later, they are still remembered for their epic lip syncing fails.