Moby, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, producer and DJ.

He was born on September 11, 1965, in Harlem, New York. Moby’s real name is Richard Melville Hall, but he adopted his nickname from the novel “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville, as a way to avoid confusion with his famous ancestor, Herman Melville.

Moby’s musical career started in the early 1990s, and he gained significant success with his 1999 album “Play.” The album mixed electronic music with samples from old blues and gospel records, and it became a commercial hit worldwide. It featured tracks like “Porcelain,” “Natural Blues,” and “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?” which became popular and received critical acclaim.

Throughout his career, he has experimented with various genres, including techno, ambient, house, and alternative rock. He has released numerous albums, including “Everything Is Wrong” (1995), “18” (2002), “Hotel” (2005), and “Destroyed” (2011). Moby’s music is often characterized by its melancholic and introspective nature, with themes of spirituality, environmentalism, and personal struggles.

Besides his solo work, Moby has collaborated with other artists, such as Gwen Stefani, David Bowie, and Public Enemy. He has also been involved in activism, particularly in advocating for animal rights, veganism, and environmental issues.

His music has received several accolades, including Grammy Award nominations, and he has sold millions of records worldwide. His career has spanned over three decades, and he continues to release new music and collaborate with other artists. Moby remains a prominent figure in the electronic music scene, known for his innovative sound and thought-provoking lyrics.

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