Birth Name: William Martin Joel
Birth Place: Levittown, New York
Years Active: 1964–present
Genres: Rock, Pop, Classical
William Martin “Billy” Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical 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, according to the RIAA.
Joel made his debut in 1971 with “Cold Spring Harbor” but achieved breakthrough success with his 1973 follow-up “Piano Man.” The single “Piano Man,” a fictionalized retelling of Joel's days as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and at #4 on the Adult Contemporary Singles chart. The album hit #27 on the ...
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"I'm very proud to have worked with them on that record, as well as the many other recording projects we did together." - Billy Joel's statement for the 2014 Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction. Read more below.
Congratulations To 2014 Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductees
Congratulations to all of the 2014 inductees. With special thanks to: Clive Davis Ron Delsner and my band (Liberty, Doug, Russell and Richie) CHEERS! Billy Joel
Thursday 23rd of October 2014 04:10:00 PM
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Alexa Ray Joel performed her original song, "Night People," a gospel interpretation of "Sail Away" and "Just The Way You Are" at an exclusive Bloomingdale's Gala to benefit autism research on October 8. Read more below.
Alexa Ray Joel Performs At Gala To Benefit Autism Research
Everyone fell in love with singer, songwriter and musician Alexa Ray Joel. She accompanied herself on an electric piano. A standing ovation accompanied by a chorus of guests taking cellphone photos ended her performance.
Tuesday 21st of October 2014 05:10:01 PM
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