Moby is the stage name of Richard Melville Hall, an American musician, DJ, and producer. He first gained fame in the 1990s with his electronic and dance music and has since released numerous albums and singles that have been critically acclaimed and commercially successful.
Moby's career began in the 1980s as a DJ in New York City, where he performed at various clubs and parties. He released his first single, "Go," in 1991, which became a hit in the UK and helped to establish him as a rising figure in the electronic music scene.
Following the success of "Go," Moby released several more singles and his debut album "Mobility" (1992) which was released under his label Instinct Records. He then released "Ambient," a genre-defining album that helped establish him as a pioneer.
In 1999, he released his breakthrough album "Play," which featured many of his popular hits such as "Porcelain" and "Natural Blues." The album was successful, certified multi-platinum in several countries, and helped bring electronic music to a broader audience.
Moby has since released several more albums and collaborated with many other artists in the electronic and non-electronic music scenes. He is also known for his activism, particularly regarding animal rights and environmental issues. He is also a vegan and has written several articles on diet and health and a memoir, "Then It Fell Apart."
Moby is widely considered one of the most influential figures in electronic music, and his work has been recognized with multiple Grammy nominations and awards. He continues to be active as a musician, DJ, and performer, releases new music and occasionally performs live.