Billy Joel: From The Executive Room To The Grammys

A look at the Piano Man’s early career and his six Grammy Awards

A Failed Debut

The singing legend moved to L.A. in 1972 after his first studio album Cold Spring Harbor didn’t make much noise

Tasting Success

Joel first made a name for himself with his part-autobiographical, part-fictional 1973 hit Piano Man

The Executive Room

His signature song was partly about his experiences working at the Executive Room, a bar where he worked for tips and got free drinks

A Grammy Winner

Billy got two Grammys for Song of the Year and Record of the Year for Just the Way You Are in 1979

Starting The Fire

After smashing records with Tell Her About It, Joel topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the 3rd time with We Didn't Start the Fire

A Grammy God

The inspiring American singer won two Grammys for his album 52nd Street and one for Glass Houses in 1980 and 1981

A Grammy Legend

After years of dedication toward his craft and topping the US album charts multiple times, Joel won the Grammy Legend Award in 1990

The Greatest Comeback

In 2024, Billy made his comeback at the Grammy stage for the first time in more than two decades

Sheer Elegance

As usual, Joel sported a simple elegant look at the 66th Grammys, wearing an all-black suit, sunglasses and a diamond brooch

An Out-And-Out Inspiration

In spite of being a legendary artist, Joel has always been the face of simplicity and elegance, no doubt he’s an inspiration to many!

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