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 was 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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People Recently Photographed with Billy Joel15

Popular Albums37

Album Appearances & References71

Popular Songs60

Popular Live Albums6

Live Album Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References18

Musical Groups3


Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows6


Collaborators & Influencers46

Other Music-Related Relationships28

Personal & Professional Relationships8

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships4

Awards & Nominations7

Popular Tours1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles127


Spotify - Appears On57


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles7

Lou Lanza delivers outstanding Billy Joel jazz homage on new album
  –  February 24, 2018
Billy Joel is certainly one of the most acclaimed and successful singer/songwriters of his generation. With his witty lyricism and charming melodies, he was able to conquer the hearts and ears of millions of listeners, and he is still going strong ...
Billy Joel buys a horse ranch in Wellington for $3.5M
  –  February 17, 2018
Recording artist Billy Joel bought a horse ranch in Wellington for $3.5 million ... Joel is the buyer behind Littlesea Farm and that another company linked to the singer and songwriter acquired property adjacent to the five-acre ranch in 2016 for $3.628 ...
Sailor Brinkley Cook Reveals She Calls Billy Joel "Uncle Billy" (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  February 16, 2018
How sweet! In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Sailor Brinkley Cook opened up about her adorable relationship with Billy Joel — the singer who was married to her mother, Christie Brinkley, from 1985-1994. "I actually haven't met the babies ...
PIANO MAN Billy Joel’s MOVIN’ OUT West To Wellington!
  –  February 15, 2018
WELLINGTON — Rocker Billy Joel, who has always favored waterfront living with ... According to Palm Beach County property records, the singer of Uptown Girl and Allentown paid $3.5 million cash for five acres at 14190 Palm Beach Point Boulevard on ...
EXCLUSIVE: Billy Joel, 68, plunks down $3.5 million for a horse ranch for his 36-year-old equestrienne wife in Wellington, Florida - following in the hoofsteps of Bruce ...
  –  February 14, 2018
Billy Joel has purchased a five-acre horse ranch in Wellington ... accomplished equestrian Alexis Roderick, 36, The Uptown Girl singer, 68, paid $3.5million for the five-acre ranch on January 25, Palm Beach County property records reveal.
The Best Song From Every Billy Joel Album, Period
  –  February 12, 2018
With a career spanning over fifty years, Billy Joel remains one of the highest-selling and most-revered musicians to come out of the American singer-songwriter boom of the late 20th century. He's about to play his 50th consecutive show at Madison Square ...
From the Archives: Billy Joel in concert at the Inglewood Forum
  –  February 9, 2018
Here's several archival images of 1980s Billy Joel concerts at the Forum in Inglewood. Joel, who wrote 33 Top 40 hits, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. Pop singer Billy Joel is the Bruce Springsteen of the postwar baby-boom set.


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