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Known by his stage name Moby, Richard Melville Hall, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music and animal rights activism.  Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and is considered one of the most important contributor to dance music in the early 1990s.  His electronic dance music work, which experimented with techno, house, breakbeat, downtempo electronica,, and spoke-word layering helped introduce and popularize dance music in both the UK and America with his fifth studio album, Play.  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 with 18 in 2002, to much success, selling over 5 million copies worldwide

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Moby

Born 1965-09-11 (54 years ago) in New York City, New York.
Height 171 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
MTV Europe Music Award for Web Award (www.moby.com) 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 www.moby.com
Billboard Music Award for Electronic Album of the Year (18) 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 18
Billboard Music Award for Electronic Albums Artist of the Year 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (We Are All Made of Stars) 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 We Are All Made of Stars
MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video (South Side) 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 South Side
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video (Natural Blues) 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 Natural Blues
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album (Last Night) 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 Last Night
Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist 2003 BRIT Awards 2003
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (We Are All Made of Stars) 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 We Are All Made of Stars
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance (18) 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 18
MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video (South Side) 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 South Side
Grammy Award for Best Music Film (Play the DVD) 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 Play the DVD
MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video (Natural Blues) 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 Natural Blues
Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording (Natural Blues) 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 Natural Blues
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Play) 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 Play
Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Body Rock) 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 Body Rock
Parents

Elizabeth McBride Hall, James Frederick Hall

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Known by his stage name Moby, Richard Melville Hall, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music and animal rights activism.  Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and is considered one of the most important contributor to dance music in the early 1990s.  His electronic dance music work, which experimented with techno, house, breakbeat, downtempo electronica,, and spoke-word layering helped introduce and popularize dance music in both the UK and America with his fifth studio album, Play.  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 with 18 in 2002, to much success, selling over 5 million copies worldwide.   His work spans eleven complete albums, while editing, producing, performing and remixing music for acts such as  Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, and others.   Moby is considered by some to be a renaissance man, creating or supporting restaurants, artist collectives, animal activism groups, while writing and photographing for articles and books throughout his career.  He is an advocate for network neutrality, along with other political causes such as art education and anti-violence campaigns.  

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