Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965),[1] better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, photographer and animal rights activist. He is well known for his electronic music, veganism and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million records worldwide.[2] AllMusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".[3] Since the late 1990's Moby has been an asset for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work, which experimented in the techno and breakbeat hardcore genres. With his fifth studio album, the electronica and house music-influenced Play, he gained international success. Originally released in mid-1999, the album sold 6,000 copies in its first week, and it re-entered the charts in early 2000 and became an unexpected hit, producing eight singles and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.[4] Moby followed the album in 2002 with 18, which was also successful, selling over 5 million copies worldwide and receiving mostly positive reviews, though some criticized it for being too similar to Play.

His next major release, 2005's mostly upbeat Hotel was a stylistic departure, incorporating more alternative rock elements than previous albums,[citation needed] and received mixed reviews. It sold around 2 million copies worldwide. After 2008's dance-influenced[citation needed] Last Night (2008), he returned to the downtempo electronica of Play and 18 with 2009's mostly-ambient Wait for Me,[citation needed] finding higher critical acclaim and moderate sales, as well as 2011's Destroyed. Moby released Innocents on October 1, 2013, to positive reviews.[5] Following the release of Innocents, Moby released two albums in 2016: the ambient Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. on February 25, which was given away for free on his website[6] and These Systems Are Failing on October 14, with his book Porcelain – A Memoir coming out between. The album has received mostly positive reviews, along with More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse, which was released the following year.[7][8] Moby's next album Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt was released on March 2, 2018.

Moby has also co-written, produced, and remixed music for David Bowie, Daft Punk, Mylène Farmer, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, and others.[9]



Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt
Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt is the fifteenth studio album by American electronica musician Moby.
This Wild Darkness
This Wild Darkness is a song by musical artist Moby, released on February 26, 2018.
Mere Anarchy
Mere Anarchy is a song by musical artist Moby, released on January 29, 2018.
Moby - Like a Motherless Child
Moby - Like a Motherless Child is a song by musical artist Moby, released on January 5, 2018.

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Moby slams animal farming practices: ‘I’d choose activism over making music’
  –  April 10, 2018
Moby has slammed modern-day farming practices in a new interview — and admits he would choose animal activism over making music. The musician makes his hard-hitting comments in an episode of documentary series Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat which airs ...
Q&A with musician Moby
  –  March 30, 2018
A pioneer of electronic music, Moby, 52, achieved worldwide success with his 1999 ... at the University of Connecticut but gave it up to concentrate on trying to be a musician. One benefit of being a philosophy major is that people assume you’re brighter ...
Moby returns to his moody, trip-hop best on new CD
  –  March 25, 2018
Moby is done screaming. He's back to brooding — magnificently. The musician-producer's 12-track "Everything Was ... The Last of Goodbyes" and "The Tired and The Hurt" — but the music is gorgeously gloomy without being depressing. That's hard to do ...
Moby looking to flip $4.5M house in Los Angeles
  –  March 6, 2018
Award-winning musician Moby wears a lot of hats: Outside of his pursuits in music, he runs a vegan restaurant, takes photos, writes essays, volunteers as an activist and raises money for charity. He also flips homes. In 2014, the 52-year-old musician ...
Moby seeks $4.5 million for refreshed English Traditional home in Los Feliz
  –  February 27, 2018
Moby, whose legal name is Richard Melville Hall, rose to fame in the 1990s for his electronic dance music, including the 1999 electronica ... in Hollywood Hills and owns other property in Los Feliz. Patrick Martin and Gwen Banta of Sotheby's International ...
Music show: Bilal, Janelle Monae, Moby & Joan Baez
  –  February 26, 2018
The Philadelphia-raised, New York City-based singer, songwriter and producer talks to France 24’s Richelle Harrison Plesse about making music that "confuses ... legendary folk star Joan Baez and electronica veteran Moby.


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