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Billy Joel

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, according to the RIAA. He also has the third best-selling album in the United States with his Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2. 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, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 50th anniversary, with Billy Joel positioned at No. 23. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah," Joel stopped writing and recording pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams, but he continued to tour extensively until 2010. Joel was born in the

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Billy Joel Tried Heroin ... Tells Howard Stern: 'It Got Me So High' [LISTEN]

Billy Joel
I Tried Heroin Once ... 'It Got Me So High'

It's no secret that Billy Joel used to hit the bottle pretty hard, but now he's revealed that he once tried heroin ... and it sounds like it scared the crap out of him. Joel was chatting with… READ MORE >

Billy Joel -- BOTCHES 'WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE' ... 'One of My Worst Songs Ever'

Billy Joel
BOTCHES 'WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE' 'One of My Worst Songs Ever'

Billy Joel HATES "We Didn't Start the Fire" ... at least he sure made it seem that way during a concert in Toronto, when he screwed up the lyrics and then RIPPED the song apart. The Piano Man… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Billy Joel -- I May Be Crazy ... But Madonna Can't Sing

Billy Joel
I May Be Crazy ... BUT Madonna Can't Sing!

Time to clear out the deli aisle ... because we got some BRAND NEW BEEF ... Billy Joel's now hopped on the Madonna-bashing bandwagon, firing shots at Madge for her crappy singing.Billy skewered… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Billy Joel -- MOVIN' OUT ... Sells Miami Mega-Mansion

Billy Joel
MOVIN' OUT Sells Miami Mega-Mansion

Billy Joel has parted ways with his enormous Miami mansion, TMZ has learned -- and the guy who bought it from him is a mega-mega-rich fashion mogul.Sources close to the deal tell us, the sale went… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Vanderbilt Student -- I BOMBED Calc Test After My Billy Joel Duet

Vanderbilt Student
I BOMBED Calc Test After My Billy Joel Duet

Jamming out with Billy Joel is terrible for your report card ... just ask the Vanderbilt freshman whose impromptu duet with the Grammy-winning singer cost him a passing grade on a calculus test.In… READ MORE >

- 505 days ago
Billy Joel -- Movin' Out ... of His $14 Million Miami Palace

Billy Joel
Movin' Out ... of $14 Mil Miami Palace

Billy Joel must be INSANE -- like certifiably insane -- 'cause the Piano Man has grown tired of his INCREDIBLE Miami Beach estate ... and put the place up for sale for the low low price of $14.75… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago
Lindsay Lohan's Tattoo -- Connected to Billy Joel and Max

Lindsay Lohan
Billy Joel Is a Pain in My Side

Lindsay Lohan and Billy Joel will always be together now -- whether he likes it or not -- thanks to her new tattoo ...  which, it turns out, also links her to TMZ's Max!?! Rad.Check out TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1065 days ago
Lindsay Lohan Rib Tattoo -- Gets Billy Joel Lyrics Tatted

Lindsay Goes to Extremes
With Billy Joel Tattoo

They're both from Long Island ... they're both terrible drivers ... and now Lindsay Lohan and Billy Joel have something else in common ... his lyrics tattooed on her body -- and TMZ has the… READ MORE >

- 1065 days ago
Christie Brinkley -- She's Got a (Fine) Way

Christie Brinkley
She's Got a (Fine) Way

Christie Brinkley is doing her best to make Billy Joel and every other ex regret kissing her goodbye -- because the 57-year-old supermodel put on a clinic best described with one word: DAMN!!… READ MORE >

- 1150 days ago
Billy Joel's New Lady -- A Hull of a Woman

Billy Joel's New Lady
A Hull of a Woman

Billy Joel rocked the boat with his maybe girlfriend earlier this week -- taking her on a pimp-ass yacht ride down the Hudson River in upstate New York.According to reports, the mystery woman is… READ MORE >

- 1371 days ago

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