You may well have heard of Fab Morvan, you may be familiar with his story, but now he's about to make history.
Fab, who entertained millions around the world as a member of Milli Vanilli, is about to do it again, this time on the motion picture screen with Universal Pictures to be executive produced by Kim Marlowe, written by Jeff Nathanson (The Terminal, Catch Me If You Can), with Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park, Benjamin Button) as producer.
The film takes place against the backdrop of his return to the music world as not just the singer, but a writer and performer, working with some of the finest young producers and writers in the R&B and Urban world. Enrtertainment Tonight dubbed him a modern-day cross between Marvin Gaye and Usher. "It was time for me to develop, to step up and write the songs - the stories - that were living in me and fighting to get out," says Morvan of the music he's been working on for the past year. "I can't say that this was a return to music for me, because I never really left, but writing and recording these new songs has put me back in touch with the special energy that can only be found in creating new music. This is very personal material, drawn from all my experiences, both the positive and the difficult. It is my way of working through what's happened to me."
Born in Paris, the son of an architect/builder and pharmacist, as a teen, he gravitated to British and American sounds: the Beatles, Queen, the Jackson 5 and Bob Marley. His musical roots got a boost from his grandfather, a fisherman/baker who played the accordion and took a young Fab on his musical travels throughout the Caribbean. Upon his move to Germany at 18, Morvan was exposed to the funk, rap and soul of Run DMC, Prince, the Gap Band, Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly & the Family Stone.
It was in Munich where he met Rob Pilatus in a local club and the two started a rock and soul band together. The two penniless and homeless kids jumped at the chance to sign a contract, and within months they had created a captivating stage show that would prove to enthrall millions.
Selling over 7 million copies of their debut album, Girl You Know It's True, the duo went on to MTV stardom, becoming one of the biggest musical acts of the '90s, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million singles and 14 million albums. The popular VH1 series Behind the Music premiered with an episode spotlighting the duo, which was one of the highest-rated segments of the series.
Morvan has proven a man of multiple talents, hosting his own midday show on L.A. radio bastion KIIS-FM, and performing at the station's sold-out Wango Tango festival concert before 50,000 people at Dodger Stadium. He's been featured on countless radio and television outlets, including BBC's documentary It Takes Two: The Story of the Pop Duo. After completing a successful summer tour sponsored by Malibu Rum, Morvan was the inaugural performer at the brand-new Velvet Lounge at the Hard Rock Café Hotel in Orlando, Fla., headlining the venue's gala opening.
Morvan has also performed during the Megablast radio programmers' convention in Las Vegas, and presented at the U.S. concert industry's prestigious Pollstar awards. He has spoken at universities, conventions and industry events throughout the U.S. and Europe, and performed on several television shows.