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A "band" from Orange County, California, that takes Refuge in Audacity /RefugeInVulgarity in order to sing songs about sex, booze, and other taboo subjects with many a Precision F-Strike and an occasional Cluster F-Bomb.
They're also attractive girls.
One day in 2007, scene girls Melissa Marie Green, Alisson Green, and Dani Gore booted up their Macs (presumably with the intention of uploading pictures they took of themselves in the mirror with their cellphones onto their Myspace accounts) and decided to screw around a bit with Garage Band. With their current audience in mind, they wrote a deliberately obnoxious song parodying stereotypical Gold Digger cam whores, known as "I Like Money," and then released it as a single. As expected, a strong Periphery Hatedom arose, but they also found that an unexpectedly large number of listeners actually liked it. So they said Sure Why Not, named themselves "Millionaires" after the attitude espoused in their "hit" single, and began writing more of such songs.
Soon, the girls gained more haters and more fans. The filthy nature of their lyrics, purposefully-whiny tones of voice, and aggressive sounds of their synthesized instrumentals made the group infamous and prone to being mentioned in many statements by people about their opinions of the worst music ever, much like Broke NCYDE. However, there is No Such Thing as Bad Publicity, as this venting made a lot more people aware of their existence, including a fair amount who became fans--and their existing fans, it seems, Didn't Give a Fuck.
After writing enough songs and gaining enough fans to make a viable career, they were even able to begin concert tours--most notably, they became regulars in the Vans Warped Tour, along with many other groups largely despised outside of their core demographic. At the height of the genre's success, they were often considered a Crunkcore group, although some consider that label somewhat inaccurate. (They classify themselves as Electronica.) MTV also took an interest in them, and they worked on a number of the Network's projects, including writing and performing the theme of Teen Cribs.
In 2009, Dani Gore left the band to pursue a career in Indiepop, but Melissa and Allison are still going strong, having gone from obscurity to quite a great deal of success with their audacious approach to music. They now hold their own tours around the United States, occasionally to England, and with fandom in other countries lobbying to get them to visit. Their first feature-length album is near to release. So Love It or Hate It, as they said in their debut song, "Millionaires are here to stay."
Bling Bling Bling (2008)
Just Got Paid; Let's Get Laid (2009)
Cash Only (2010)
Tropes Cranked Up to Eleven by Millionaires
- Asian Airhead: At least to hear their stage personas. Apparently they were actually good students, particularly in Math.
- Bad Girl Song: Do you really need this explained?
- Boastful Rap: Occasionally, and arguably most rap sounds boastful when done in Valley Girl voices.
- Catch Phrase: DGAF (Don't give a fuck)
- Cluster F-Bomb: Along with almost every other obscenity. Most notably, in "Talk Shit."
- Double Entendre: "I wanna touch your microphone" is about as subtle as they ever get.
- Eighties Hair: Melissa has it in spades; Allison is getting some as well.
- Genki Girl
- Gold Digger
- Guilty Pleasure
- Intercourse with You: Probably the single biggest topic of their lyrics.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: They love spending time with their fans, don't get mad at their detractors in real life, and have a very loving family relationship.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Money Fetish
- Money Song: In fact, their first song ever.
- No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: "Talk shit to us; you fuckin' haters; you're the ones who fuckin' made us!"
- Ode to Intoxication: "Alcohol". Many other songs mention it, too.
- Precision F-Strike
- Rich Bitch
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money: Although they haven't really screwed any rules aside from the ones about underaged drinking.
- Valley Girl