Billy Joel

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Having sold more than 100 million records over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world.

Billy Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations since signing his first solo recording contract in 1972. He received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold more than 10 million copies, for his "Greatest Hits Volume I and Volume II."

Taking its name from a key track on The Stranger, "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and took home two including Best Orchestrations--Billy's first Tony Award win--and Best Choreography.

Billy Joel received Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1978 for his song "Just the Way You Are"; Album of the Year in 1979 for "52nd Street"; and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1979 for "52nd Street" and in 1980 for "Glass Houses" In 1990, he was presented with a Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, he was also presented with the Johnny Mercer Award in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and in 2004 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His other awards include the ASCAP Founders Award, the BMI Career Achievement Award, the American Music Awards Award of Merit, and the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal.

Billy Joel has donated his time and resources to a variety of charitable causes, and he has recently launched an ongoing educational initiative to provide seed money, musical scholarships, and endowments to a variety of East Coast colleges, universities, and music schools. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, he was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences; he has also received a humanitarian award from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

The net proceeds of Billy Joel's latest composition, "Christmas in Fallujah," inspired by soldiers' letters from Iraq, are being donated to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for disabled service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Watch Billy Joel On 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

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Watch Billy Joel's interview and "Miami 2017" performance and view exclusive photos from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!

billyjoel.com Watch Billy Joel's interview and "Miami 2017" performance and view exclusive photos from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert!

TUNE IN: Billy Joel To Appear On 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Tonight!

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Don't forget to watch Billy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight at 11:35PM ET on CBS!

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Billy Joel Rings In New Year With Miami 2017

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Billy rang in the New Year with an arena full of fans at the BB&T Center, and after treating them to a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne,” Joel launched into his song “Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)” from the 1976 album Turnstiles. While he’s likely glad that New York is doing just fine today, finally singing “Miami 2017” in Miami during the first moments of 2017 must’ve been a treat. – CBS News

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TUNE IN: Billy Joel To Appear January 9 On 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

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Billy Joel will be making his first-ever appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, January 9th! Billy will be interviewed during the program. The show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Billy Joel In Concert: New Dates Announced!

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Due to popular demand, Billy has added seven new concert dates to his 2017 tour!

Here are the new dates:

Apr 28 – SunTrust Park – Atlanta, Georgia
May 13 – Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, California
May 25 – The Garden – New York, New York
Jul 14 – Progressive Field – Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 11 – Wrigley Field – Chicago, Illinois
Aug 30 – Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 9 – Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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billyjoel.com Billy Joel has added seven new concert dates to his 2017 tour! View the new dates and Billy’s current concert schedule: http://billyjoel.com/tour

Legendary musician Billy Joel is set to perform at LA’s Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 13th. This marks the first time in Billy Joel’s extraordinary career that he will perform at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 9th at 10am through Thursday, January 12th at 10pm. Tickets will be available for purchase for the public beginning Friday, January 13th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com.

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The Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field and Live Nation announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel will play Progressive Field in Cleveland on Friday, July 14, 2017!

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 13 at 10am. Buy tickets at Indians.com/billyjoel, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. The main ticket office at Progressive Field will be open for ticket sales on Friday, January 13th ONLY and tickets will be available with NO additional fees.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 9 at 10am through Thursday, January 12 at 10pm.

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