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Having sold more than 100 million records over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world.
Billy Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations since signing his first solo recording contract in 1972. He received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold more than 10 million copies, for his "Greatest Hits Volume I and Volume II."
Taking its name from a key track on The Stranger, "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and took home two including Best Orchestrations--Billy's first Tony Award win--and Best Choreography.
Billy Joel received Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1978 for his song "Just the Way You Are"; Album of the Year in 1979 for "52nd Street"; and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1979 for "52nd Street" and in 1980 for "Glass Houses" In 1990, he was presented with a Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, he was also presented with the Johnny Mercer Award in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and in 2004 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His other awards include the ASCAP Founders Award, the BMI Career Achievement Award, the American Music Awards Award of Merit, and the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal.
Billy Joel has donated his time and resources to a variety of charitable causes, and he has recently launched an ongoing educational initiative to provide seed money, musical scholarships, and endowments to a variety of East Coast colleges, universities, and music schools. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, he was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences; he has also received a humanitarian award from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
The net proceeds of Billy Joel's latest composition, "Christmas in Fallujah," inspired by soldiers' letters from Iraq, are being donated to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for disabled service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Billy Joel returned to Los Angeles to perform at Dodger Stadium for the first time ever.
billyjoel.com Though this master craftsman of pop is better known as a New York native, Billy Joel spent three formative years living in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, just before he rose to fame. And from the opening moments of his show, he made it clear this baseball park — where he’s never previously performe...
billyjoel.com Billy Joel, Martin Scorsese and Harvey Weinstein have joined the campaign to save and rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema, which was damaged in a fire.
Are you going to the Billy Joel concert? Watch this Audience Q&A from The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Billy Joel spoke with the Los Angeles Times ahead of his May 13 concert at Dodger Stadium. Read the full interview below:
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billyjoel.com Hear Billy Joel's interview on 101KGB FM's Bob & Coe Show, talking about his first-ever concert at Dodger Stadium on May 13.
"This was a master class in the essentials of pop music longevity" - My AJC
Check out the recap for Billy Joel's April 28 concert.
billyjoel.lnk.to View and Submit Photos & Videos In The Billy Joel Tour Section! On Friday, Billy Joel returned to Atlanta only two years removed from his last sold-out performance (at Philips Arena) and along with nearly doubling the crowd size, also christened the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park with its first music...
History in the making! Over 800,000 tickets sold! By overwhelming demand, Billy Joel adds a record-breaking 46th consecutive show at The Garden on Friday, October 20th! Tickets are on sale now!
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