Billy Joel

Billy Joel is an American singer. His No. 1 songs include "We Didn't Start the Fire," "Tell Her About It" and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me." Joel released his first album, Cold Spring Harbor, in 1971. He has released 12 more studio albums since then. He's been nominated for 23 Grammys and has won five. The native New Yorker is known for playing shows at Madison Square Garden, where he holds the record for most shows played in the arena.

Joel was married to Elizabeth Weber Small from 1973 to 1982. He was married to Christie Brinkley from 1985 to 1994. Joel was married to Katie Lee from 2004 to 2009. He married Alexis Roderick in 2015. Joel has three children. He's also been given seven honorary doctorate degrees.
Billy Joel
Full Name
William Martin Joel
New York


How many shows has Billy Joel played at Madison Square Garden?

Billy Joel has played over 120 shows at Madison Square Garden. He has played there more than any other performer.

Is Billy Joel in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Yes, Billy Joel is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 1999.

Who are Billy Joel’s kids?

Billy Joel has three children. Alexa Ray Joel was born in 1985. Della Rose Joel was born in 2015. Remy Anne Joel was born in 2017.

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