Billy Joel Profile, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Billy Joel

Billy Joel Profile, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Billy Joel is an American singer, pianist and songwriter. Commonly nicknamed the “Piano Man” after his signature song of the same name, Billy Joel 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. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the United States.

Born in The Bronx, Joel grew up on Long Island, where both places influenced his music. Growing up, he took piano lessons at his mother’s insistence. After dropping out of high school to pursue a music career, Joel took part in two short-lived bands, The Hassles and Attila, before signing a record deal with Family Productions and starting off a solo career in 1971 with his first release Cold Spring Harbor . In 1972, Joel caught the attention of Columbia Records after a live radio performance of the song “Captain Jack” became popular in Philadelphia, prompting him to sign a new record deal with the company and release his second album, Piano Man, in 1973.

After Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles in 1974 and 1976 respectively, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977. This album became Columbia’s bestselling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including “Just the Way You Are”, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, “Only the Good Die Young”, and “She’s Always a Woman”; the album also contains the popular album tracks “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”, Joel’s favorite of his own songs which has become a firm staple of his live shows, and “Vienna”, also one of Joel’s personal favorites and nowadays one of his most streamed songs on the internet.


Joel’s next album, 52nd Street, was released in 1978 and it soon became his first album to peak at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock artist; this release featured “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” (Joel’s first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), “You May Be Right”, “Don’t Ask Me Why”, and “Sometimes a Fantasy”. His next album, The Nylon Curtain, was released in 1982, and stemmed from a desire to create more lyrically and melodically ambitious music. An Innocent Man, released in 1983, served as a homage to genres of music which Joel had grown up with in the 1950s, such as rhythm and blues and doo-wop; this release featured “Tell Her About It”, “Uptown Girl” and “The Longest Time”, three of his best-known songs. After The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth studio album, River of Dreams, in 1993.

Joel went on to release Fantasies and Delusions, a 2001 album featuring classical compositions composed by Joel and performed by British-Korean pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo. Joel provided voiceover work in 1988 for the Disney animated film Oliver & Company, in which he played the character Dodger with his song, “Why Should I Worry?”, and contributed to the soundtracks to several different films, including Easy Money, Ruthless People , and Honeymoon in Vegas.

Across the 20 years of his solo career, Joel produced 33 self-penned Top 40 hits in the U.S., three of which (“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”, “Tell Her About It”, and “We Didn’t Start the Fire”) reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, winning 6 of them, including Album of the Year for 52nd Street. Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors for influencing American culture through the arts. Since the advent of his solo career, Joel has had a successful touring career, holding live performances across the globe. In 1987, he became one of the first artists to hold a rock tour in the Soviet Union following the country’s alleviation of the ban on rock music. Though he has not released a pop rock album since River of Dreams, he continues to tour; he frequently performs at Madison Square Garden.

Billy Joel Biodata and Biography

William Martin Joel
Billy Joel, Billy, The Piano Man, Joe, Mr. Long Island
Date Of Birth
9 May 1949
73 Years (as in 2022)
Profession / Occupation
Singer, Pianist, Songwriter
Mother Tongue
Zodiac Sign
Height / Weight
5’5½ ” / 66 kg
First Album
Cold Spring Harbor (1971)
Album: Cold Spring Harbor (1971)
Money Factor
$225 million(USD)


Billy Joel Family and Relatives

Howard Helmut Joel (Engineer, Pianist)
Rosalind Nyman
Judy Joel
Marital Status
Elizabeth Weber Small (m. 1973; div. 1982)​
Christie Brinkley (m. 1985; div. 1994)​
Katie Lee (m. 2004; div. 2009)​
Alexis Roderick ​(m. 2015)
Alexa Ray Joel
Remy Anne Joel
Della Rose Joel
Sons None
Girlfriends/ Affairs Elizabeth Webber (1971-1982)
Elle Macpherson
Harriet Baldwin-Carter (1982-1983)
Christie Brinkley (1983-1994)
Carolyn Beegan (1994-2000)
Dina Meyer (2001)
Trish Bergen (2001-2002)
Katie Lee (2003-2009)
Alex Donnelley (2009)
Deborah Dampiere (2009)
Alexis Roderick (2009-Present)



Billy Joel Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimeters
Height in Meters
1.67 m
Height in Feet Inches
5’5½ “
66 kg
Body Measurement
Chest Size
Waist Size
23 inches
Biceps Size
32 inches
Eye Colour
Hair Colour


Billy Joel Favorites

Favorite Colour
Favorite Actor
Not Known
Favorite Actress
Not Known
Favorite Food Pasta
Hobbies Not Known
Genres Rock. pop. soft rock. pop rock
Instrument(s) Vocals. piano
Labels Columbia. Family Productions. Sony Classical
Favorite Car Collection Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known
Sexual Orientation Straight


Billy Joel Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification
Hicksville High School
College / University
Not Known
Not Known



Billy Joel Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place
New York City, United States
Home Town
New York City, United States
Present Residence
New York City, United States
House Address
New York City, United States
Phone No / Mobile No
Not Known
Email ID
Not Known
Not Known


Billy Joel Awards, Honours, Achievements

Grammy Awards
1979: Just the Way You Are-Record of the Year
1979: Just the Way You Are-Song of the Year
1980: 52nd Street-Album of the Year
1980: 52nd Street-Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
1981: Glass Houses-Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
1991: Himself-Grammy Legend Award
American Music Awards
1981: Glass House-Favorite Pop/Rock Album
New York Emmy Awards
2018: Billy Joel: New York State of Mind-Entertainment: Program/Special
2020: White Hot Spotlight: Billy Joel and the Greatest Arena Run of All Time- Program/Special
Not Known


Billy Joel Social Media

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