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William Martin Joel

Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, Bronx County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Helmuth Julius Joel (Howard Joel) and Rosalind Nyman
Husband of <private> Lee
Ex-husband of <private> Small and Christie Brinkley
Father of <private> Joel
Brother of <private> Joel
Half brother of <private> Joel

Occupation: Singer-songwriter, pianist, performer
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Billy Joel

Billy Joel is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical 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.

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 singlehandedly. 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), the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006) and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2009). Joel "retired" from recording pop music in 1993 but continues to tour (often with Elton John).

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Billy Joel's Timeline

May 9, 1949
New York, Bronx County, New York, United States