Billy Joel
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqpwn.jpg
1949-05-09
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/64b94289-9474-4d43-8c93-918ccc1920d1

Billy Joel Biography (Wikipedia)

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. 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. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is one of the best-selling albums in the US.

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.

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 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.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Billy Joel Performances & Interviews


Billy Joel Tracks

Sort by

Billy Joel
New York State Of Mind
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
New York State Of Mind
Billy Joel
The River Of Dreams
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
The River Of Dreams
Billy Joel
Tell Her About It
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01jk3zq.jpg
link
Tell Her About It
Billy Joel
The Longest Time
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
The Longest Time
Billy Joel
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Billy Joel
We Didn't Start The Fire
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
We Didn't Start The Fire
Billy Joel
It's Still Rock and Roll To Me
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
It's Still Rock and Roll To Me
Billy Joel
Leave A Tender Moment Alone
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
Leave A Tender Moment Alone
Billy Joel
She's Always A Woman
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bwbfd.jpg
link
She's Always A Woman
Billy Joel
All About Soul
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqpwn.jpg
link
All About Soul
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Billy Joel

Back to artist