Sirius Contest Billy Joel

Sirius Contest Billy Joel

Sirius Contest Billy Joel

SiriusXM is hosting a Sirius contest with longtime music icon Billy Joel this week. From January 4 to February 2, they’ll host special shows from Joel as well as celebrity guest DJs. Fans can tune into the Billy Joel channel on satellite radio (channel 14) or via Sirius App to enjoy interviews and deep dives into songs by this man who has sold over 85 million records worldwide.

Sirius also announced the launch of a Billy Joel podcast entitled “An Evening of Questions and Answers.” It will include interviews with Joel as well as questions from fans who ask him about their favorite songs. You can catch this podcast on both SiriusXM’s app and website throughout this month.

Joel stands out among his peers by never being afraid to share his personal life with fans. Early in his career, Joel experienced bullying and was unable to finish high school due to it; additionally, he suffered a broken nose while boxing.

His music has also been criticized by some critics as being too soft. This label hurt him deeply and drove him to prove that he could rock harder than what his detractors believed.

After the success of Piano Man, Joel began releasing albums that were more ambitious than his previous efforts. Glass Houses was a concept album featuring songs he believed to be “harder than you give them credit for”; its title track reached No. 37 in late 1990.

He then released Storm Front, featuring the hit singles “I Go to Extremes” and “And So It Goes.” Many of these songs were inspired by his travels – such as a piece about a clown in Leningrad and one about fishermen on Long Island.

In 2007, he composed “Christmas in Fallujah”, a song dedicated to American soldiers that he donated the proceeds from to Homes for Our Troops foundation.

In 2007, Joel’s song “Highway to Heaven” went on to become a top 20 hit and earned him his fifth Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. It continues to be one of his most beloved pieces, with over 18 million copies sold worldwide.

The song has been recorded by many artists, such as Nelly Furtado and Stevie Wonder. It also appeared in films like The Bourne Legacy and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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