Billy Joel is a singer, songwriter and pianist. Billy Joel has recorded a huge number of rock hits from 1973, beginning with the single "Piano Man", to his retirement from recording pop music in 1993. Billy Joel is one of very few pop artists to have Top Ten hits in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. A six-time Grammy Award winner, Billy Joel has sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and is the sixth best selling artist in the United States, according to the RIAA. Billy Joel's induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have further solidified his status as one of America's leading music icons. Billy Joel has continued to tour occasionally, in addition to writing and recording classical music.