The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree, Essex, England. Along with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method, as well as other acts, members of the Prodigy have been said as founders of the big beat genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide. They named the band after the synthesizer, Moog Prodigy.
The Prodigy in 2009
|Origin||Braintree, Essex, England|
|Genres||Electronic, big beat, breakbeat, rave, dance-punk, alternative dance, alternative rock, electronic rock, industrial|
|Labels||Take Me to the Hospital, Ragged Flag, Cooking Vinyl, XL, Beggars Banquet, Mute, Maverick, Warner Bros., Elektra, Shock|
|Past members||Leeroy Thornhill|