Billy Joel

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Legal name: William Martin Joel

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William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) 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 one of the best-selling albums in the US.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards. 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 (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). 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. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah", Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Various Artists 2
1996 Love Always Tim O'Neill 1
1996 Ratsband Stadthagen Vol. 1 Ratsband Stadthagen, Büsching-Street Big Band, Vororchester der Ratsband Stadthagen 1
1999 A Rosie Christmas Rosie O'Donnell 3
2001 Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues Tony Bennett 3
2002 Somethin’ Swinging Various Artists 1
2002 Instrumental Moods of the Piano Various Artists 3 1
2005 Friendship Ray Charles 2
2006 Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett 5
2010 Just Across the River Jimmy Webb 2
2014 Partners Barbra Streisand 3
2014 The Art of McCartney Various Artists 5
2014 Pure… Acoustic Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate 70s Various Artists 1
2016 Volume One ALLISON 1
Gershwin Favourites (Mineria Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Herrera de la Fuente, piano: David Syme) George Gershwin 1
Maria's Magic Mix Maria King 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 In Harmony 2 Various Artists 2
1986 Gold & Platinum Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1987 Kuschelrock 1 Various Artists 6
1987 Music Is My Life, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1976 Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1983 Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1984 Various Artists 1
1988 Gold & Platinum, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1988 MTV Closet Classics Various Artists 1
1988 Stereoplay Highlights CD 38 Various Artists 1
1988 The Power of Love 3 Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1978 Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1985 Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 5: ’81–’84 Various Artists 1
1989 Cheek to Cheek Various Artists 2
1989 Love Album, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1989 Pop Classics Various Artists 1
1989 Rock Classics of the '70s Various Artists 1
1990 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1979 Various Artists 1
1990 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1982 Various Artists 1
1992 The Flashback of the 70's Various Artists 3
1992 The Pop Box Various Artists 1
1994 Broadway Today Various Artists 1
1994 Remember Your 80's (1980-1984) Various Artists 1
1995 Live in America Various Artists 1
1996 Kuschelrock 10 Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Gold Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 8 Various Artists 1
1996 Max 2: Best Hits in the World Various Artists 1
1996 That Loving Feeling Various Artists 1
1997 Das wohl unmöglichste Konzert des Jahrhunderts - Super Rock Various Artists 1
1997 Kuschelrock 11 Various Artists 2
1997 Knuffelrock 6 Various Artists 1
1997 Knuffelrock 9 Various Artists 1
1997 Knuffelrock Special Edition Various Artists 2
1997 Kuschelrock Special Edition - "Happy Birthday" Various Artists 1
1997 The All Time Greatest Love Songs of the 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's, Volume II Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s, Vol 2 Various Artists 2
1998 A Perfect Love II Various Artists 1
1998 Fantastic 80s! 3 Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Love Songs of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s, Volume III Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 3
1998 Kuschelrock 12 Various Artists 3
1998 Careless Whisper, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1998 Chorus Girl 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Knuffelrock 7 Various Artists 1
1998 Knuffelrock 10 Various Artists 1
1998 Kuschelrock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1983: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 2
1999 Top of the 90's: Die besten Hits der 90er Various Artists 1
1999 Pop Music: The Modern Era 1976-1999 Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Volume Two Various Artists 1
1999 The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy’s Collection of Award Winning Music Various Artists 2
1999 Best of Super Stars, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Cinéma : Les Plus Grands Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Every Song Tells a Story Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Les Voix en or, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1999 Love Songs Various Artists 2
1999 Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Musical Performances, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1999 Simply the Best 90s Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Walk On: Hits From the Last 2 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 Les Voix en or, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2000 Fantastic 80s! Go for It! Various Artists 1
2000 Donna's Top 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Pop Hits of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Love Song Dedications, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Driving Music 3 Various Artists 2
2001 School Disco.com Various Artists 1
2001 Capital Gold: Legends II Various Artists 1
2001 80's: Simply the Best Eighties Various Artists 1
2001 Audio's Audiophile, Volume 17: In Concert Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Cuts Presents Party in a Box Various Artists 1
2001 Knuffelrock 10 Various Artists 1
2001 Les Enfants du rock Various Artists 1
2001 Les Voix en or, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
2001 Mastermix Classic Cuts: 90s Night Various Artists 1
2001 Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1

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