The Prodigy is an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett, in 1990, in Braintree, Essex, England. They have sold over 17 million records worldwide which is unequalled in dance music history.
Their music consists of various styles ranging from rave, and breakbeat in the early 1990s to alternative rock and big beat with punk vocal elements in later times. The current band members include Liam Howlett (composer/keyboards), Keith Flint (dancer/vocalist) and Maxim (MC/vocalist).
Leeroy Thornhill (dancer/very occasional live keyboards) was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000, as well was a female dancer/vocalist called Sharky who left the band during their early period.
The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s, releasing their debut LP Experience in 1992 and have since then achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include “Charly”, “PlayOut of Space”, “No Good (Start the Dance)”, “PlayVoodoo People”, “Firestarter”, “Breathe” and “Smack My Bitch Up”.
The name displayed on album covers changed from “The Prodigy” to “Prodigy” between Music for the Jilted Generation and The Fat of the Land in 1997 and back again with the release of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in 2004. However, Howlett has stated that the title has always been “The Prodigy”. The change was made only to fit within the displayed logo, according to Howlett.