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Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known professionally as Moby, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and animal rights activist. He has sold 20 million records worldwide. AllMusic considers him to be "among the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring dance music to a mainstream audience both in the United States and the United Kingdom".After taking up guitar and piano at age nine, he played in several underground punk rock bands through the 1980s before turning to electronic dance music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moby has received more than 6,816,864 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Moby is the 300th most popular musician (up from 363rd in 2019), the 1,766th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,029th in 2019) and the 87th most popular American Musician.

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  • 6.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.33

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Moby ranks 300 out of 2,662Before him are Yngwie Malmsteen, Fela Kuti, Count Basie, Lisa Gerrard, Glenn Frey, and Chico Buarque. After him are Avril Lavigne, Khaled, Johnny Ramone, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Léo Ferré, and Rick Astley.

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Among people born in 1965, Moby ranks 33Before him are Viola Davis, Hans-Dieter Flick, Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Slash, Diane Lane, and Linda Evangelista. After him are Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Nicholas Sparks, Michael Bay, Vinnie Jones, Infanta Cristina of Spain, and Scottie Pippen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Moby ranks 1,766 out of 18,182Before him are Cus D'Amato (1908), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Robert Reich (1946), Tex Avery (1908), and Loretta Young (1913). After him are Cab Calloway (1907), Aaron Eckhart (1968), Edward T. Hall (1914), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Kim Peek (1951), and Axl Rose (1962).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Moby ranks 87Before him are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Eric Carr (1950), Charles Mingus (1922), Joe Jackson (1928), Count Basie (1904), and Glenn Frey (1948). After him are Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Fred Durst (1970), Isaac Hayes (1942), Paul Desmond (1924), and Woody Guthrie (1912).

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