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 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 2
2002 Instrumental Moods of the Piano Various Artists 3 1
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 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
Just Across the River Jimmy Webb 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 In Harmony 2 Sesame Street 1
1986 Gold & Platinum Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1987 Kuschelrock 1 Various Artists 4
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 MTV Closet Classics Various Artists 1
1988 The Power of Love 3 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
1990 25 Jaar Popmuziek - 1982 Various Artists 1
1992 The Flashback of the 70's Various Artists 1
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
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: Die schönsten Kuschelrock-Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 A Perfect Love II Various Artists 1
1998 Fantastic 80s! 3 Various Artists 1
1998 Kuschelrock 12 Various Artists 3
1998 Chorus Girl 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Knuffelrock 7 Various Artists 1
1998 Knuffelrock 10 Various Artists 1

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