Billy Joel

1949 - Today

Billy Joel

William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first major hit and signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album in 2001. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 150 million records sold worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Joel has received more than 10,959,975 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 158th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Billy Joel ranks 158 out of 3,001Before him are Renata Tebaldi, Kris Kristofferson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Chester Bennington, Eric Burdon, and Mina. After him are Mario Del Monaco, Sofia Rotaru, Dana International, Barbara Strozzi, Kenny Rogers, and Marie-Louise O'Murphy.

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Among people born in 1949, Billy Joel ranks 51Before him are Ottmar Hitzfeld, Issei Sagawa, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Gene Simmons, Bill Nighy, and Fanny Ardant. After him are Amin Maalouf, George Foreman, Ruud Krol, Jim Broadbent, Shelley Duvall, and Hugh David Politzer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Joel ranks 1,020 out of 12,171Before him are James Ivory (1928), Powers Boothe (1948), Gene Sharp (1928), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Scott Wilson (1942), and Paul Flory (1910). After him are Bill Russell (1934), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Lawrence Klein (1920), Martha Washington (1731), and Richard Barthelmess (1895).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billy Joel ranks 53Before him are Gloria Gaynor (1947), Etta James (1938), Suzi Quatro (1950), Tony Bennett (1926), Kris Kristofferson (1936), and Chester Bennington (1976). After him are Kenny Rogers (1938), Mario Lanza (1921), Dr. Dre (1965), Britney Spears (1981), Otis Redding (1941), and Bessie Smith (1894).