Rock Singer

Billy Joel

William Martin Joel: "Piano Man", successful solo artist.

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William Martin Joel
May 9, 1949
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Billy Joel is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 150 million records worldwide. He is a singer-songwriter and pianist who has achieved global recognition for his hits such as "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl" and "We Didn't Start the Fire."

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Billy Joel is Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>On May 9, 1949, Billy Joel was born in the Bronx, New York.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joel's First Solo Album is Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joel releases his first solo album "Cold Spring Harbor".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Stranger Album is Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>Billy Joel releases his 5th studio album The Stranger which goes on to become one of the most successful albums of all time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Grammy Award for Album of the Year</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joel wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his hit album "The Nylon Curtain".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joel Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>Billy Joel is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joel Receives Kennedy Center Honors</div><div class='timeline-text'>Billy Joel receives the Kennedy Center Honors for his contribution to American culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joel Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>Billy Joel receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</div></div></div>

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He's a Great Musician</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Billy Joel is a great musician, having released hits like "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl". His music has spanned many genres including rock, pop, and jazz. He is also an accomplished pianist, which adds to his appeal as a musician.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He's a Great Storyteller</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Billy Joel is a great storyteller. His lyrics often tell stories about characters in everyday life, making them relatable to his fans. He also incorporates humor into his storytelling, which makes him even more entertaining.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He Has Endured the Test of Time</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Billy Joel has been making music for over 40 years now. His music has remained popular throughout the decades and he continues to tour and perform today. This shows that he has stood the test of time and still has something to offer his fans.</p></div></div>

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Rock Artist to Be Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p class='facts-text'>Billy Joel was the first rock artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Longest Concert at Madison Square Garden</h3><p class='facts-text'>In 2006, Billy Joel set a record for the longest concert ever at Madison Square Garden by performing 12 shows in a row.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Released Greatest Hits Album Before His 30th Birthday</h3><p class='facts-text'>Billy Joel released his greatest hits album 'Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2' before he turned 30 years old.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Won Grammy Award for Record of the Year</h3><p class='facts-text'>Billy Joel won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1979 for his song "Just the Way You Are".</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Has an Asteroid Named After Him</h3><p class='facts-text'>Billy Joel has an asteroid named after him - 68912 Billyjoel.</p></div></div>

When is Billy Joel birthday?

Billy Joel, an American rock singer, pianist and composer, was born on May 9, 1949, and is currently 74 years old. He is best known for a string of hit songs throughout the 70s and 80s, such as "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl," and "We Didn't Start the Fire," and for popularizing the genre of piano rock.

What is the Net Worth of Billy Joel?

Billy Joel has an estimated net worth of $225M. He has earned his wealth through his career as a singer, songwriter, and composer. His earnings come from ticket sales to his concerts, album sales, royalties, and his other business investments.