Billy Joel is an American singer and composer. His first solo album was released in the early 70s, but the poor quality of the recording prevented it from selling well. Despite this failure Billy continued with his music and released the Piano Man album which subsequently became famous. The song of the same name then became his signature tune and was featured in the Rolling Stone’s 500 best songs of all time. During his career Billy Joel became one of the best-selling musicians in the USA and was given numerous musical awards and many prestigious nominations. Billy’s last studio album, Fantasies & Delusions, consisting of classical compositions, was released in 2001 with Billy’s role being that of composer.