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Moby

1965 - Today

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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 5,579,904 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Moby is the 363rd most popular musician (up from 526th in 2019), the 2,030th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,605th in 2019) and the 112th most popular American Musician.

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  • 5.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Moby ranks 363 out of 2,675Before him are Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Wayne Shorter, Barış Manço, David Helfgott, Per Gessle, and Maurice André. After him are John Densmore, Michael Cretu, Jacques Dutronc, Peter Criss, Ralf Hütter, and Dexter Gordon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1965, Moby ranks 40Before him are Viola Davis, Connie Nielsen, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Vinnie Jones, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, and Infanta Cristina of Spain. After him are The Undertaker, Martin Lawrence, Lennox Lewis, Melissa McBride, Linda Evangelista, and Raí.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Moby ranks 2,030 out of 15,968Before him are Lionel Stander (1908), Ian Somerhalder (1978), Larry Holmes (1949), Bob Cousy (1928), Linda Evans (1942), and Tod Browning (1880). After him are Hilary Swank (1974), Lee Krasner (1908), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Leo McCarey (1898), and Lynn Cohen (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Moby ranks 112Before him are Pat Metheny (1954), Richie Sambora (1959), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Steve Morse (1954), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), and Wayne Shorter (1933). After him are John Densmore (1944), Peter Criss (1945), Dexter Gordon (1923), Wes Montgomery (1923), Chet Atkins (1924), and Jelly Roll Morton (1890).

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