William Martin Joel is an American singer, pianist, composer, and songwriter.
Commonly nicknamed the “Piano Man” after his single and signature song of the same name, he 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.
Billy Joel was married to Christie Brinkley.
Billy Joel second wife: Who is Christie Brinkley?
Christie Brinkley is the second wife of Billy Joel. Christie Lee Brinkley is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur.
Brinkley gained worldwide fame with her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, ultimately appearing on an unprecedented three consecutive covers in 1979, 1980, and 1981.
The two had met in 1983 on the Island of St Barts, in the Caribbean, and were married on March 23, 1985, on a yacht on the Hudson River.
The couple had a daughter Alexa Ray Joel, who was born on December 29, 1985. Joel and Brinkley divorced on August 26, 1994.