Billy Joel

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William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first major hit and signature song of the same name as well as the similarly named 1973 album, 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 seventh-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-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 13,940,299 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Billy Joel is the 155th most popular singer (up from 159th in 2019), the 1,006th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,020th in 2019) and the 48th 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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  • 3.74

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  • 5.14

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Among singers, Billy Joel ranks 155 out of 3,541Before him are Eduard Khil, Charles Trenet, Ivan Rebroff, Georges Brassens, Nina Hagen, and Caterina Valente. After him are Ben E. King, Shakira, Suzi Quatro, Manu Chao, Otis Redding, and Susan Boyle.

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Among people born in 1949, Billy Joel ranks 51Before him are Issei Sagawa, Jarosław Kaczyński, Ivana Trump, Bill Nighy, Gene Simmons, and Fanny Ardant. After him are Lionel Richie, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Jim Broadbent, Shelley Duvall, Ruud Krol, and Ashraf Ghani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Joel ranks 1,006 out of 15,968Before him are Steve Reeves (1926), Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), Carl Weathers (1948), Jacque Fresco (1916), and Peter Eisenman (1932). After him are Scott Wilson (1942), Frederick Cook (1865), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Irving Stone (1903), Jonathan Banks (1947), and Thelonious Monk (1917).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billy Joel ranks 48Before him are Roy Orbison (1936), John Lee Hooker (1917), Harry Belafonte (1927), Gloria Gaynor (1947), Kris Kristofferson (1936), and Jon Bon Jovi (1962). After him are Ben E. King (1938), Suzi Quatro (1950), Otis Redding (1941), John Denver (1943), Chester Bennington (1976), and Tony Bennett (1926).

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