Billy Joel

Billy Joel



William Martin Joel[3] (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. He was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised on Long Island, New York, places which have a heavy influence on his songs. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.[4] His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is one of the best-selling albums in the US.[5]

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.[6]

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999),[7] and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[8] In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah", Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career.



Live In The Studio - Sigma Studios 1972
Live In The Studio - Sigma Studios 1972 is an album by musical artist Billy Joel, released on September 7, 2017.
Live On Stage FM Broadcasts - Nassau Coliseum 11th December 1977
Live On Stage FM Broadcasts - Nassau Coliseum 11th December 1977 is an album by musical artist Billy Joel, released on September 7, 2017.
We Didn't Start the Fire
"We Didn't Start the Fire" is a song by Billy Joel.
Uptown Girl
"Uptown Girl" is a song written and performed by American musician Billy Joel.

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10 Years Ago: Billy Joel Stages One-Off Comeback With ‘Christmas in Fallujah’
  –  December 4, 2017
Billy Joel returned to pop songwriting in 2007 with an unexpected ... “Christmas in Fallujah” featured the singer and songwriter putting a sad spin on the ideas and emotions found in John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”
Andy Grammer Explains How Billy Joel, EDM and Coffee Dates With His Daughter Inspired 'The Good Parts'
  –  December 1, 2017
The singer-songwriter broke through in a big way a few years ... There's a lot of listening to Billy Joel and Paul Simon, and then also just enjoying some of the EDM stuff. Every morning I work out to a bunch of different playlists that have a bunch ...
Concert review: At 68, Billy Joel proves he's still a 'big shot'
  –  November 30, 2017
In fact, Billy Joel noted Wednesday, Nov. 29, that the concert marked 10 years to the day that he’d last performed a solo show at the then-EnergySolutions Arena. The singer hasn’t released an album in more than two decades, but when you’re able to ...
Arrow to Feature a Billy Joel Appearance
  –  November 21, 2017
After deciding on a rock concert for the event, Billy Joel’s name was originally used as a placeholder. Guggenheim has nothing but praise for the 68-year-old singer: He’s always been an inspiration to me, personally and artistically. I told him as ...
‘Arrow’: Thanksgiving Episode To Feature Billy Joel
  –  November 21, 2017
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel is taking his talents from New York to Star City in the upcoming Thanksgiving episode of Arrow. The episode is set to involve hacker Caylen James (played by Michael Emmerson) threatening to blow up a concert. Rather than ...
Billy Joel, 68, welcomes baby number three
  –  November 20, 2017
A little over one week after Billy Joel confirmed that he and his fourth wife, Alexis Joel, were pregnant with their second child, the 68-year-old singer has welcomed their bundle of joy. Alexis gave birth to daughter Remy Anne on Sunday, a representative ...
Uptown Girl singer Billy Joel becomes father again at 68
  –  October 24, 2017
The "thrilled" American musician welcomes daughter Remy Anne after wife Alexis, 35, gives birth to their second child in New York. Image: Billy Joel and wife Alexis had their first child Della Rose in 2015 American singer Billy Joel is celebrating the ...
Billy Joel welcomes daughter Remy Anne with wife Alexis
  –  October 23, 2017
The Piano Man has another girl. Billy Joel and wife Alexis Roderick welcomed daughter Remy Anne on Sunday, just days after revealing the pregnancy, the singer announced. “Alexis and Remy are doing well, and everyone is thrilled,” he said in a statement.


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