A look at the Piano Man's history on the chart.
Billy Joel introduced himself to the Billboard Hot 100 with the eventual karaoke classic "Piano Man," which hit No. 25 in April 1974. He landed his first No. 1 in July 1980 with "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me." His other two chart-toppers, among 13 top 10s: "Tell Her About It," in 1983, and "We Didn't Start the Fire," in 1989.
Joel has also earned four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, with his longest-leading, 1978's 52nd Street, reigning for eight weeks. On the Adult Contemporary chart, he has earned eight No. 1s, with "The River of Dreams" ruling for a personal-best 12 weeks in 1993.
The native New Yorker has won five Grammy Awards, including album of the year for 52nd Street in 1979 and both record and song of the year for "Just the Way You Are" in 1978. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, became a Kennedy Center honoree in 2013 and was awarded the sixth-ever Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress in 2014.