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The Prodigy

The Prodigy is a British electronica act, consisting of Liam Howlett[?], Keith Flint[?], and Leeroy Thornhill[?]. Formed in Essex, the Prodigy began recording with What Evil Lurks[?] in 1991. A single released six months later, "Charly", became a British hit. Their debut LP, The Prodigy Experience[?], was one of the first LPs to be released by a rave act. In 1993, the Prodigy added Maxim Reality[?], a hip hop/ragga MC.

The Prodigy's next album was Music for the Jilted Generation[?]; the album was a huge hit in Britain and was nominated for Mercury Music Prize. The band began touring the world, adding to their already significant international fanbase. In 1996, "Firestarter" was released and helped break the band in the US and other overseas markets. Just as record companies began signing electric acts in the hope that the sound would break big, the Prodigy released The Fat of the Land[?], which cemented their position as one of the most internationally popular and famous techno bands. It entered the British and American charts at No. 1. The band returned in 1999 with The Dirtchamber Sessions[?].

In 2002 they released the single "Baby's got a temper".

See also: 1991 in music, 1993 in music, 1996 in music, 1999 in music

External link

  • Online Prodigy Center (http://www.prodigycenter.com/) - a Prodigy website describing itself as "the Number One information archive of the Web dedicated to the band Prodigy"

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