Billy Joel Biography

William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. 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 the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. 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, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Billy Joel
Full Name:
William Martin Joel
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Lyricist, Composer, Orchestrator, Businessperson, Musician, Voice Actor
Ethnicity:
Jewish people
Date of Birth:
May 9, 1949 (69)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Marriages
  • 1985-03-23
    Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
  • 2004-10-02
    "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York
Divorces
Billy Joel Timeline
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