Moby (electronic musician Richard Melville Hall)

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Legal name: Richard Melville Hall

Also performs as: Barracuda (Richard Melville Hall a.k.a. Moby), Brainstorm (Richard Melville Hall a.k.a. Moby), Lopez (Richard Melville Hall a.k.a. Moby), U.H.F. (Richard Melville Hall a.k.a. Moby), Voodoo Child (Richard Melville Hall a.k.a. Moby)


Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known professionally as Moby, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and animal rights activist. He has sold 20 million records worldwide. AllMusic considers him to be "among the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring dance music to a mainstream audience both in the United States and the United Kingdom".

After taking up guitar and piano at age nine, he played in several underground punk rock bands through the 1980s before turning to electronic dance music. In 1989, he moved to New York City and became a prolific figure as a DJ, producer and remixer. His 1991 single "Go" was his mainstream breakthrough, especially in Europe, where it peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Between 1992 and 1997 he scored eight top 10 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart including "Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)", "Feeling So Real", and "James Bond Theme (Moby Re-Version)". Throughout the decade he also produced music under various pseudonyms, released the critically acclaimed Everything Is Wrong (1995), and composed music for films. His punk-oriented album Animal Rights (1996) alienated much of his fan base.

Moby found commercial and critical success with his fifth album Play (1999) which, after receiving little recognition, became an unexpected global hit in 2000 after each track was licensed to films, television shows, and commercials. It remains his highest selling album with 12 million copies sold. Its seventh single, "South Side", featuring Gwen Stefani, remains his only one to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 14. Moby followed Play with albums of varied styles including electronic, dance, rock, and downtempo music, starting with 18 (2002), Hotel (2005), and Last Night (2008). His later albums saw him explore ambient music, including the almost four-hour release Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. (2016). Moby continues to record and release albums; his nineteenth studio album, Reprise, was released in May 2021.

In addition to his music career, Moby is known for his veganism and support for animal rights and humanitarian aid. He was the owner of TeaNY, a vegan cafe in Manhattan, and Little Pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, and organized the vegan music and food festival Circle V. He is the author of four books, including a collection of his photography and two memoirs: Porcelain: A Memoir (2016) and Then It Fell Apart (2019).

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2017Porcelain (Remixes)Moby1


1995Everything Is WrongMoby3.6514
1996Animal RightsMoby3.559
2008Last NightMoby3.6511
2009Wait for MeMoby415
2016Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.Moby2
2016These Systems Are FailingMoby & The Void Pacific Choir45
2017More Fast Songs About the ApocalypseMoby & The Void Pacific Choir5
2018Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing HurtMoby59
2019Long Ambients TwoMoby1
2020All Visible ObjectsMoby16
2020Live Ambient Improvised Recordings Vol. 1Moby1

Album + Compilation

1993Early UndergroundMoby4
1996Rare: The Collected B-Sides: 1989-1993Moby31
1997I Like to ScoreMoby59
2000Mobysongs (1993–1998)Moby2
2000Play: The B SidesMoby43
2002Play / 18Moby1
200318 B-SidesMoby23
2006Go: The Very Best of MobyMoby417
2008Greatest HitsMoby3
2016Music From PorcelainMoby3

Album + Compilation + Remix

2006Go: The Very Best of Moby RemixedMoby3

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

1996Mixmag Live! Volume 2: Sven Väth & MobySven Väth & Moby2
1996Mixmag Live! Volume 7Moby & Orde Meikle1

Album + Interview

2005iTunes OriginalsMoby1

Album + Live

2005Live 25th May 2005 Offenbach Stadthalle, GermanyMoby1
2005Live 19th May 2005 Carling Academy, Brixton, LondonMoby1
2006Live 24th May 2005 Hamburg cch3, GermanyMoby1
2006Live: Hotel Tour 2005Moby1
2010iTunes Live From MontrealMoby1
2011iTunes Festival: London 2011Moby1
2014Almost Home: Live at the Fonda, LAMoby2
2018Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt (the EastWest sessions)Moby1

Album + Remix

1992Next Is the EMoby2
1996Everything Is Wrong: Mixed & RemixedMoby2
2000Nine Toez MixMoby1
2001Play the DVDMoby4
2005Hotel: The RemixesMoby1
2008Last Night RemixedMoby43
2010Wait for Me. Remixes!Moby4
2012Destroyed. RemixedMoby5
2016The RemixesMoby1
2017Suara RemixesMoby1
2018Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt (Remixes)Moby2

Album + DJ-mix

2020All Visible Objects (Quarantine DJ Set)Moby6
2020All Visible Objects (Remixed: DJ Set)Moby6


1991Go (Remixes)Moby16
1992Drop a BeatMoby1
1993I Feel It + ThousandMoby1
1993All That I Need Is to Be LovedMoby2
1994Feeling So RealMoby413
1995Everytime You Touch MeMoby9
1995Into the BlueMoby8
1995Bring Back My HappinessMoby5
1996That's When I Reach for My RevolverMoby7
1996Come On BabyMoby3
1999Run OnMoby6
1999Honey / Run OnMoby2
1999Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?Moby6
2000Natural BluesMoby16
2000South SideMoby featuring Gwen Stefani5
2000Find My Baby / HoneyMoby3
2000Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? / HoneyMoby2
2000HoneyMoby feat. Kelis1
2001We Are All Made of StarsMoby7
2002Extreme WaysMoby8
2002In This WorldMoby5
2003Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)Moby2
2003Jam for the LadiesMoby4
2004Make Love Fuck WarMoby & Public Enemy2
2005Lift Me UpMoby5
2005Raining AgainMoby3
2005Dream About MeMoby7
2005Slipping AwayMoby8
2005Lift Me UpMoby1
2005Lift Me UpMoby1
2006Slipping AwayMoby1
2006New York, New YorkMoby feat. Debbie Harry10
2008Disco LiesMoby4
2008I Love to Move in HereMoby5
2008Ooh YeahMoby1

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