Born Sep 11, 1965
Age 49
Hometown Harlem
Net Worth $25.67 Million
Religion Christian
Genres Electronica + Ele...
Instruments Phonograph
Performed With Patti Labelle + M...

Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, and photographer. He is well known for his sample-based electronic music, his vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work, which dabbled in the techno and breakbeat hardcore (also known as "rave") genres. With his fifth studio album, the electronica and house-influenced Play, he gained international success.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on September 11, 1965.


1982 16 Years Old From 1982 to 1985, he played in a hardcore punk band called the Vatican Commandos, who released an EP called Hit Squad for God.
1983 17 Years Old He also played in a Joy Division-inspired post-punk group called AWOL who released an eponymous album in 1983.


1988 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Circa 1988, Moby performed briefly with Ultra Vivid Scene.
1989 23 Years Old After years of pursuing a record deal, he signed a recording contract with Instinct Records in 1989. … Read More
1991 25 Years Old 1 More Event
His first single for Instinct was "Mobility", but it was the second single, "Go", a progressive house track using the string line from "Laura Palmer's Theme" from the TV drama Twin Peaks, which was his first breakthrough, reaching the UK top ten in October 1991 and earning him his first appearance on Top of the Pops. … Read More
1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1995 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He then released his first album on Mute Records, Everything Is Wrong, in 1995. … Read More


1996 - 2001 4 More Events
2002 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Produced by Moby and Jeff Rogers (Swell), the DVD was nominated for a 2002 Grammy award. … Read More
2003 37 Years Old In 2003, Moby headlined the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.
2004 38 Years Old In 2004, he worked on the John Kerry presidential campaign, and also worked extensively with Liberal group
2005 39 Years Old In 2005, Moby released Hotel under the label Pacha. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Moby also starred in the movie Pittsburgh, with Jeff Goldblum and Illeana Douglas.
In 2007, he produced and performed on The Bongos' remake of "The Bulrushes", for the Special Edition re-issue of their debut album, Drums Along the Hudson (Cooking Vinyl Records), and appeared in the promo video of the song.
2008 42 Years Old In a November 2008 interview with SuicideGirls, Moby spoke about the follow-up album to Last Night: "I want to make a really emotional, beautiful record. … Read More
2009 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Moby headlined the Australian 2009 Falls Festival, as well as the other Sunset Sounds festivals.
On February 22, 2010, Moby announced a UGC competition with Genero.TV asking his fans to create a videoclip, that will be serviced worldwide as the official videoclip for his upcoming single "Wait for Me", the last single from the album. … Read More
On February 15, 2011, Moby announced the release of his new album, Destroyed.. … Read More
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