Billy Idol

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Additional IPI codes: 00581150859 (as William M. A. Broad)

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William Michael Albert Broad (born November 30, 1955), known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He first achieved fame in the 1970s as a member of the punk rock band Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to an international recognition and made Idol one of the lead artists during the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" in the United States.

Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol began his career in late 1976 as a guitarist in the punk rock band Chelsea. However, he soon left the group and along with his bandmate Tony James formed Generation X with Idol being the lead singer. The band achieved success in the United Kingdom and released three albums on Chrysalis Records before disbanding. In 1981, Idol moved to New York City to pursue his solo career in collaboration with guitarist Steve Stevens. His debut studio album Billy Idol (1982) was a commercial success and with music videos for singles "Dancing with Myself" and "White Wedding" Idol soon became a staple of then newly established MTV.

His second studio album Rebel Yell (1983) was a major commercial success with hit singles "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face". The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of two million copies across the United States. He followed with a number of successful albums, including Whiplash Smile (1986), Charmed Life (1990) and Cyberpunk (1993). Idol spent the second half of the 1990s out of the public eye focusing on his personal life. He made a musical comeback with the release of Devil's Playground (2005) and again with Kings & Queens of the Underground (2014).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Complete Eighties Various Artists 1
2005 Hairbrush Divas presents Sing-A-Long Summer Various Artists 1
2005 Harley-Davidson: Ride Various Artists 1
2005 V8 Supercars: A Full Tank of Rock Various Artists 1
2005 The Britpack Various Artists 2
2005 Scream for Rock Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Pop Album of the 80's Ever! Various Artists 1
2005 Fan Jams - Fox Sports Radio Various Artists 1
2005 New Wave: The Long Versions Various Artists 1
2005 School Reunion: The Party Various Artists 4 1
2005 The Very Best of Power Ballads: The Greatest Driving Anthems ...Ever! Various Artists 1
2005 Absolute Rock Deluxe Various Artists 1
2005 The Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs Various Artists 1
2005 The Best of the Best Air Guitar Albums in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
2005 The Very Best of Legends Various Artists 1
2005 Absolute Rock Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 Another Lost Decade: The '80s Second British Invasion Various Artists 1
2005 Best of Classic Rock Various Artists 1
2005 Complete Nineties Various Artists 1
2005 Die besten Hits der 80er, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 Full Speed Various Artists 1
2005 Halvliter rock Various Artists 1
2005 Hitbreaker 3•2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Leather & Lace Various Artists 1
2005 Media Markt Collection: Rockin' the Hard Way Various Artists 1
2005 More 80's Various Artists 1
2005 New Wave Various Artists 1
2005 Office Party Various Artists 1
2005 One Shot 1981 Various Artists 3 1
2005 Songs for My Ute, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2005 The 80s XXL Hits - Maxi versionen Various Artists 1
2006 Essential 80s Various Artists 1
2006 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Rockstars aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2006 The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World Ever, Volume 3: Poker Night Various Artists 1
2006 Die Hit-Giganten: Rockballaden Various Artists 1
2006 Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
2006 80's Hits Stripped Various Artists 1
2006 Dad Rocks! Various Artists 1
2006 Mittsommernachtstraum Various Artists 1
2006 Absolute Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2006 Driving Songs Various Artists 1
2006 Superstars of the 80s Various Artists 1
2006 The Very Best of School Reunion Various Artists 1
2006 25 lat listy przebojów Trójki: 1984 Various Artists 1
2006 25 Years of MTV Music Television Various Artists 1
2006 80's Gold: The Rockers Various Artists 1
2006 80's Maximum Various Artists 1
2006 Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 All #1 Hits '80s Various Artists 1
2006 Boonanza II Various Artists 1
2006 Chartboxx Movie Classics Various Artists 1
2006 Classic Driving Rock Various Artists 1
2006 Excellent 80's Various Artists 2
2006 Fantastic 80s Various Artists 1
2006 Maniac 80s Workout Various Artists 1
2006 Monsters Of Rock Various Artists 1
2006 More Complete Eighties Various Artists 1
2006 mySounds: Ready to Load & Play: Party Various Artists 1
2006 Som Livre Anos 80, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2006 The Greatest 80s Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2006 The Ultimate Rock Collection: The Quieter Side Various Artists 1
2006 The Very Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
2006 This Is '80s New Wave Various Artists 1
2007 The Original 80s Remix Box Set: Massive Eighties Hits Extended and Remixed Various Artists 1
2007 101 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Fetenhits: The Best of Real Classics Various Artists 1
2007 Monster: New Wave Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Summer Party Sunshine Hits Various Artists 1
2007 100 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2007 The 80's Tapes: Pop & Wave Various Artists 1
2007 Ultimate Sports Album Various Artists 1
2007 Simply The Best 1980s Various Artists 1
2007 Monster Ballads Xmas Various Artists 1
2007 Our Definition of Eighties Various Artists 2 1
2007 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Rockballaden aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2007 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten New Wave & Pop Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2007 Housework Songs 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Now That’s What I Call the 80s Various Artists 1
2007 Clubland 12 Various Artists 3 1
2007 The Original 80’s Box Set Various Artists 1
2007 Top Gear: Seriously Cool Driving Music Various Artists 2
2007 Old Skoöl of Rock Various Artists 1
2007 80-talet, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 80-talet, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2007 80s Pop Party Various Artists 1
2007 Classic Rock Box Various Artists 1
2007 Housework Songs Various Artists 1
2007 Let's Rock Various Artists 2
2007 Lust - Art & Soul, a Personal Collection Louie Vega Various Artists 1
2007 mySounds: Ready to Load & Play: Party Various Artists 1
2007 Old Skoöl of Rock Various Artists 1
2007 One Shot 1990 Various Artists 1
2007 Pure 80s Various Artists 1
2007 Rockland Radio: Welcome to Classic Rock! Chapter 1 Various Artists 1
2007 The Best Rock Ballads... Ever! Various Artists 1
2007 The Biggest BBQ Album Various Artists 1
2007 The Ultimate Love Songs Collection Various Artists 1
2007 The Ultimate Love Songs Collection, Volume 18 Various Artists 1
2007 The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection: Burning Heart Various Artists 1
2008 Pop Salutes Sinatra - The Joint Is Rockin’ Various Artists 1

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