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Billy Joel

1949 - Today

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William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist and songwriter. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his album and signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 pop and rock studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album of classical compositions in 2001. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the seventh-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 160 million records sold worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Joel has received more than 16,144,781 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Billy Joel is the 148th most popular singer (up from 155th in 2019), the 925th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,005th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Singer.

Billy Joel is most famous for his song "Piano Man." He is also known for his work as a pianist and singer-songwriter.

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  • 16M

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  • 62.64

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Billy Joel ranks 148 out of 3,528Before him are Mina, Bruce Dickinson, Mercédès Jellinek, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Branigan, and Edita Gruberová. After him are Otis Redding, Tony Bennett, Gilbert Bécaud, Dr. Dre, Feodor Chaliapin, and Ibrahim Ferrer.

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Among people born in 1949, Billy Joel ranks 49Before him are Ottmar Hitzfeld, John Belushi, Lionel Richie, Bill Nighy, Joachim Sauer, and Tom Waits. After him are Issei Sagawa, Thaksin Shinawatra, Ashraf Ghani, Luis Sepúlveda, Gene Simmons, and Tom Berenger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Joel ranks 925 out of 18,182Before him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Larry Flynt (1942), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Virginia Satir (1916), George Kennedy (1925), and Magic Johnson (1959). After him are Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), David Lee (1931), Otis Redding (1941), Tony Bennett (1926), and Sarah Knauss (1880).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billy Joel ranks 52Before him are John Lee Hooker (1917), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Little Richard (1932), Al Jarreau (1940), Suzi Quatro (1950), and Laura Branigan (1952). After him are Otis Redding (1941), Tony Bennett (1926), Dr. Dre (1965), Chester Bennington (1976), John Denver (1943), and Ben E. King (1938).

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