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
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
2008 '80s Hits Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 1985 Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 1987 Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: The Best of 40 Shots of Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Now That’s What I Call the 80s Hits Various Artists 2
2008 American Heartbeat Various Artists 1
2008 101 Driving Songs Various Artists 1
2008 Die Hit-Giganten: Rockparty Various Artists 1
2008 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Rock-Classics aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2008 Smash Hits: The '80s Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
2008 This Is... 1985 Various Artists 1
2008 This Is... 1987 Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: 40 Shots of Rock Various Artists 1
2008 The World's Best Ever Beer Songs: 10th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2008 101 Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2008 Grange Hill - The Album Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: The Best of 40 Shots of Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2008 Fantastic 80s! The Complete Collection Various Artists 1
2008 10 Jaar Top 2000 Various Artists 1
2008 80's Disco Various Artists 2
2008 80's Top 100 Various Artists 1
2008 80s Maxi: Best of 12 inches Various Artists 1
2008 100% 80's Various Artists 1
2008 101 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2008 1983 Class Reunion Various Artists 1
2008 Bestseller auf dem Plattenteller 1983 bis 1987 (disc 2) Various Artists 1
2008 Hard + Heavy Various Artists 1
2008 Mastermix Pro Dance 02: March 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 Mediashopping Various Artists 5 1
2008 Nachtschicht, Volume 29 Various Artists 1
2008 Now That's What I Call The 80s Various Artists 1
2008 Playlist: New Wave Various Artists 1
2008 Pure 80s Pop Various Artists 1
2008 The Best Love Ever Various Artists 1
2008 Wir rocken den Sommer Various Artists 1
2009 Ö3 Zeitreise 1984 Various Artists 1
2009 Kuschelrock Special Edition: Lovesongs of the 80’s Various Artists 1
2009 Mum Rocks! Various Artists 1
2009 Rock: 120 Original Hits Various Artists 1
2009 An 80s Summer Various Artists 1
2009 Bayern 3: Los Rockos! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Lieblingssongs der Männer Various Artists 1
2009 Super Rock Hits Various Artists 1
2009 Dad Rocks! Various Artists 1
2009 SWR1 - 80 80er Various Artists 1
2009 Now That's What I Call the 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 As 100 Mais Da Antena 1, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Absolute Rock Anthems II Various Artists 1
2009 80s: 110 Original Hits Various Artists 1
2009 101 Running Songs Various Artists 1
2009 Original Hits: 80s 12″ Various Artists 1
2009 Party: 120 Original Hits Various Artists 1
2009 Kuschelrock 23 Various Artists 1
2009 Top Gear: Seriously Rock & Roll Various Artists 1
2009 So80s Blank & Jones 2
2009 The Best Rock Anthems in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
2009 The Best of School Disco.com: 10th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2009 Knuffelrock 2010 Various Artists 1
2009 80s Music Explosion! Various Artists 2
2009 101 More 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2009 All New Housework Songs Various Artists 1
2009 For Dad Various Artists 1
2009 Guitar Hero 5 Various Artists 1
2009 Summer Various Artists 1
2009 Summer Hits Various Artists 1
2009 Top of the Pops Rock Various Artists 1
2010 So80s 2 Blank & Jones 2
2010 80s 12″ Summer Various Artists 1
2010 Dance Classics: Pop Edition, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2010 American Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 101 Barbecue Songs Various Artists 1
2010 Gerard Ekdom's BBQ Box Various Artists 1
2010 80s Megabox Various Artists 1
2010 Absolute Rock Anthems III Various Artists 1
2010 Ich mag keine Hits der 80er, aber die finde ich gut! Various Artists 1
2010 So80s 3 Blank & Jones 2
2010 Original Hits: Top of the Pops Various Artists 1
2010 Ministry of Sound: Electronic 80's Various Artists 2
2010 101 80s Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 101 Floorfillers Various Artists 1
2010 Ministry of Sound: Anthems: Electronic 80s 2 Various Artists 1
2010 101 BBQ Songs Various Artists 1
2010 De Grote Schoonmaakhits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2010 Haynes Driving Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 Jukebox: 115 Original Hits Various Artists 1
2010 M!LF, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2010 More FM Mix Tape Various Artists 1
2010 Simply the Best Rock Ballads 2 Various Artists 1
2011 The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection Various Artists 2
2011 Million Dollar Riff Various Artists 1
2011 Now That's What I Call a Wedding! Various Artists 1
2011 Now That’s What I Call the 80’s Hits Various Artists 1
2011 80s 12″ Party Various Artists 1
2011 101 Moments in Music, Volume 2 Various Artists 1

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