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 by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, veganism, 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 1990s, 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 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. 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, Mylène Farmer, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, and others.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Para Moby & The Loops of Fury 1
2013 The Lonely Night Moby & Mark Lanegan 2
2013 A Case for Shame Moby & Cold Specks 8
2013 The Perfect Life Moby & Wayne Coyne 3
2014 Almost Home Moby & Damien Jurado 6
2014 Delay Moby & Lucky Date 1
2014 Rio Moby 1
2014 The Only Thing Moby 1
2014 Death Star Moby & Darth & Vader 1
2014 OW Moby & Acti 2
2015 Almost Loved Moby & The Void Pacific Choir 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Move Moby 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Move (The Mixes) (Germany) Moby 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Mobility Moby 1
1993 Move Moby 2
1999 Selections from Play Moby 2
2003 18: Limited Edition Excerpt CD Moby 1
2007 The BioShock EP Moby and Oscar the Punk 3
2008 Last Night (Special EP) Moby 1
2010 Wait for Me Moby 1
2011 Be the One Moby 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Calvin Klein Promo Moby 1
2013 Amazon Artist Lounge Moby 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Play: The Outtakes Moby 1
2003 Evening Rain (B-Sides & Remixes) Moby 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 iTunes Originals Moby 1

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Moby Daytrotter session Moby 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Remixes) Moby 1
2001 Play (The DVD) Moby 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Exclusive to The Observer Moby 2
2000 Powered by Yahoo! Music Moby 1
2001 Play (The DVD) Moby 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Raining Again (The MHC Mixes) - EP Moby 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Play the DVD Moby 1
2005 Dream About Me (Sebastian Ingrosso remix) - EP Moby 1
2010 Isolate (Mixhell remix) Moby 1

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