Billy 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 the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. 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. Except for 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 in his concerts.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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 2
2005 Friendship Ray Charles 2
2006 Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett 3
2012 Rock's Greatest Hits Live Various Artists 1
2012 Rock's Greatest Hits Live, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2014 The 80s Part 2 Various Artists 1
2014 Partners Barbra Streisand 2
2014 Pure... acoustic Various Artists 1
Gershwin Favourites (Mineria Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Herrera de la Fuente, piano: David Syme) George Gershwin 1
Instrumental Moods of the Piano Various Artists 1
Just Across the River Jimmy Webb 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1981 In Harmony 2 Compilation Sesame Street 1
1986 Gold & Platinum Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1987 Kuschelrock 1 Compilation Various Artists 4
1987 Music Is My Life, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek - 1976 Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek - 1983 Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 MTV Closet Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 The Power of Love 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 5: '81-'84 Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 Cheek to Cheek Compilation Various Artists 2
1989 Love Album, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 Pop Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
1990 25 Jaar Popmuziek - 1982 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 The Flashback of the 70's Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 The Pop Box Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Broadway Today Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Remember Your 80's (1980-1984) Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Live in America Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Kuschelrock 10 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Gold Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 8 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Kuschelrock 11 Compilation Various Artists 2
1997 Knuffelrock 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Knuffelrock 9 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Knuffelrock Special Edition Compilation Various Artists 2
1997 Kuschelrock Special Edition: Die schönsten Kuschelrock-Songs aller Zeiten Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection, Volume 1 (1964-1970) Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 A Perfect Love II Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Fantastic 80s! 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Kuschelrock 12 Compilation Various Artists 3
1998 Chorus Girl 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Knuffelrock 7 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Knuffelrock 10 Compilation Various Artists 1

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