The Prodigy (or just Prodigy) are an English band, whose music consists of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno and industrial in the early 1990s to alternative rock and bigbeat 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, and have since then achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include "Charly", "Out of Space", "Smack My Bh Up", "Voodoo People", "No Good (Start the Dance)", "Breathe" and "Firestarter".
The band's name (like others such as Art of Noise) has an optional definite article. The name changes from The Prodigy to Prodigy between Music for the Jilted Generation and The Fat of the Land in 1996, and thereafter back again to the former within the release of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in 2004, it was only due to fit in the changing logos, according to Howlett.