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Billy Joel’s Birthday

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By National Today 

Billy Joel, born William Martin Joel on May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York, U.S., is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. He is one of the most popular and successful solo artists in the world. His music career spans over five decades and he has released 33 albums to date. Joel has been a regular on the charts since 1977 with his album “The Stranger.” The album was certified platinum four times and it also won the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’ in 1978. He has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards and he has won six of them.

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HISTORY OF BILLY JOEL

Billy Joel is an American musician and composer, who’s best known for his vocals, piano playing, and songwriting. He was born on May 9 1949 in the Bronx. He is an American legend, with over 150 million albums sold. Joel’s early life was not easy. His parents had to fight for benefits when he was born and his father went on to die in a car accident when Joel was ten years old. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing his career as a singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer. He’s an artist with a rich history.

He has released a total of 33 albums during his career. His first album was “Cold Spring Harbor,” which was released in 1971. This album didn’t have much success and it only managed to sell around 30 000 copies. The album that made him famous was “Piano Man.” It was released in 1973 and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.”We Didn’t Start the Fire” is his most recent album. It’s a collection of songs he’s written throughout the years, with Mike DelGuidice’s words and Joel’s vocals. Tony Bennett and John Legend make cameo appearances on the album.

Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards and he has won six of them — three times as a member of Billy Joel & Elton John Band (1985), twice as a member of Tony Bennett’s band (2006), and once as a solo artist (1998). He won two Grammy Awards for the song ‘Just The Way You Are’ in 2010 and one for ‘Piano Man’ in 2012.

In 2019, Joel announced a concert at Camden Yards— home of the Baltimore Orioles — marking the first-ever concert at the baseball stadium. Joel was forced to postpone his concerts between March 2020 and August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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