about Billy Joel

William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the Piano Man after his signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 70s, having released twelve studio albums from 1971 to 1993. Despite middling reception from critics throughout the span of his career, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time as well as the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 150 million records sold worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the US.Joel was born in 1949 in The Bronx, New York, and grew up on Long Island, New York, both places that influenced his music. Growing up, he took piano lessons at the insistence of his mother. After dropping out of high school to pursue a musical career, Joel took part in two short-lived bands, The Hassles and Attila, before signing a record deal with Family Productions and kicking 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 solo album, Piano Man. After releasing two more albums, Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977. This album became Columbias best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, and Shes Always a Woman. In 1978, Joels album 52nd Street was his first album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured Its Still Rock & Roll to Me, Joels first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as Dont Ask Me Why and Sometimes a Fantasy. His next album, The Nylon Curtain, was released in 1982, and stemmed from a desire from Joel to create more lyrically and melodically ambitious music. An Innocent Man, released in 1983, served as an 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 Uptown Girl and The Longest Time, two of his most popular songs. After releasing the albums The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth and final solo album, River of Dreams, in 1993. He 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 also provided voiceover work in 1988 for the 27th animated Disney film, Oliver & Company, in which he provided the voice of the character Dodger, 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 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself, and three of which managed to peak at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, winning six of them, including Record 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, the nations highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. Since the advent of his solo career, Joel has held a successful touring career, holding live performances across the globe in which he sings several of his written songs. In 1987, he became one of the very first artists to hold a rock and roll tour in the Soviet Union following the countrys alleviation of the ban on rock and roll music. Despite largely retiring from writing and releasing pop music following the release of River of Dreams, he continues to tour. He frequently performs at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Joel has been in several relationships, including marriages to Elizabeth Weber Small, model Christie Brinkley, and Katie Lee. Since 2015, he has been married to Alexis Roderick, his 4th spouse.

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Billy Joel
Name :Billy Joel
Date of Birth :09/05/1949 09:30:00
Place of Birth :73 W 54, 40 N 50
Ascendent (Lagan) : Cancer
Ascendent Lord) : Mon
Moon Sign(Rashi) : Virgo
Moon Sign Lord : Virgo
Birth Star(Nakshatra) : Hasta
Birth Star Lord : Mon
Lucky Gem : Yellow Sapphire
Lucky No. : 12
Lucky Day : Monday
Lucky Color : Yellow
Sun Sign (As per western system) : Taurus
Current Vimshottari Dasa : Mer-Sun
Manglik Status : You are not a Manglik person
Currently Under SadeSati : No
* (R) = Retrograte

Ascendent Prediction

His ascendent (lagan) is Cancer
Billy Joel is born in cancer,the fourth sign of the watery triplicity of the zodiac. Billy Joel is very diplomatic. Billy Joel will have a large upper body. Billy Joel is fond of the opposite sex Billy Joel may enjoy wealth .Billy Joel is fond of water.Billy Joel face opposition from His friends. Billy Joel is a person of moderate stature and may have pale complexion,brown face,light and brown hair. His constitution will be somewhat weak. Billy Joel might have other then normal colour eyes. Sometimes Billy Joel is timid,dull and careless. Billy Joel will enjoy happiness in life. Billy Joel will enjoy wealth and comforts. Billy Joel is very sentimental. Billy Joel is very wise .Billy Joel is fond of art and music. Billy Joel have the capacity to adopt other's nature quickly and observe their ideas. Billy Joel is sentimental and due to excess of this Billy Joel may have a high degree of nervous irritation. Billy Joel is very courageous under some circumstances. Billy Joel have changeable temperament. His mind is very fertile. Billy Joel lead a wandering and restless life. Billy Joel is famous for His hospitality. Billy Joel have deep feelings. Billy Joel is loyal and a responsible person. Billy Joel construct a plan and carry it out with great determination and is successful. Billy Joel gain from many sources. Billy Joel is self centered. Billy Joel is impressive and is magnanimous .Billy Joel would be fragile in the early part of His life but will have good health as Billy Joel grow in age. Billy Joel is extremely sensitive and self centered. Change is always liked by Billy Joel. Billy Joel may suffer from chest and stomach troubles. As Billy Joel were born in this nakshatra Billy Joel will be generous, wise, wealthy, popular and will have faith in saints. Billy Joel will rise between the age of 30 to 32 years.

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