By any standard, Billy Joel is an American icon, who at the same time, remains as down-to-earth as any other person. As a singer-songwriter, Billy Joel brings to the concert stage more than 40 years of song and music and his upcoming concert tour promises to be an eye-opener for old-time and new fans alike.
Billy Joel's career has been nothing short of phenomenal. Starting from the 1970s, Joel has had 12 albums, which have reached an aggregate 33 Top 40 singles. All in all, he has sold more than 150 million copies of his records. He was nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, winning 6 times. In 1992, he was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. In addition, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded him with the Johnny Mercer Award in 2001.