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Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known by his stage name Moby, is an American electronic singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. AllMusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".

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-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. 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, and received mixed reviews. It sold around 2 million copies worldwide. After 2008's dance-influenced Last Night (2008), he returned to the downtempo electronica of Play and 18 with 2009's mostly-ambient Wait for Me, finding higher critical acclaim and moderate sales, as well as 2011's Destroyed. Moby's latest album, Innocents, was released on October 1, 2013.

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

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Moby covers Duran Duran's 'Rio' - listen

Moby covers Duran Duran's 'Rio' - listen

The track is set to appear on tribute album 'Making Patterns Rhyme'

  • May 27, 2014

Moby to remix David Lynch for Record Store Day

'18' singer will remix 'Noah's Ark' from 'Twin Peaks' creator's debut album

  • Mar 22, 2012

Moby and Swedish House Mafia added to iTunes festival line-up

Bill for month-long free event expands

  • May 24, 2011

Moby announces 'Unplugged' London show

Musician will play the Palace Theatre on November 15

  • Oct 16, 2009

Moby to donate concert profits to domestic violence charity

Musician expects to raise between $75,000 and $100,000

  • Oct 3, 2009

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Moby Music Videos

Almost Home (feat. Damien Jurado) Play Video

Almost Home (feat. Damien Jurado)

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The Right Thing Play Video

The Right Thing

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The Day Play Video

The Day

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DT-TV Play Video

DT-TV

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Entrevista Moby Dick Play Video

Entrevista Moby Dick

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Moby Reviews

Moby - 'Innocents'

Moby - 'Innocents'

Moby has created an album full of saccharine strings, endless loops and narcoleptic synths.

  • Oct 18, 2013

Album review: Moby - 'Wait For Me'

Dance chameleon tries to shake off the branding

  • Jun 23, 2009

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