William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. 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.
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Billy Joel Honored With New Nassau Coliseum Banner - NewsdayBilly Joel once again reigns over NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum after a banner bearing his name was raised to the rafters on Monday night, April 3, 2017. The new banner bears the number 33 -- the number of concerts Joel will have perf"