Album artist 38 - Billy Joel

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Billy Joel Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Billy Joel. A list of songs by Billy Joel can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Billy Joel 52nd Street 1978 Billboard 1 - Oct 1978 (76 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1979, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1978, US 70s 1 - Nov 1978 (5 months), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1978, Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1978, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jan 1979, Grammy in 1979, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), US CashBox 4 of 1979, US BB 4 of 1978, Austria 4 - Mar 1979 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Norway 5 - Jan 1979 (15 weeks), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1979 (peak 1), UK 10 - Nov 1978 (43 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 18 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 25 of 1979 (peak 2, 47 weeks), Holland free40 50 of 1978, Italy 54 of 1979, Billboard200 191, Rolling Stone 352, WTMD 809, RYM 96 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
2 Billy Joel The Stranger 1977 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1977), US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), Billboard 2 - Oct 1977 (137 weeks) (19 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 2 of 1978, US 70s 2 - Feb 1978 (4 months), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1981), US 4 of 1978, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1978 (peak 2), US BB 6 of 1978, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), UK 24 - Mar 1978 (40 weeks), Holland free40 27 of 1977, Rolling Stone 67, NARM 70, Defin200 70 (1977), Italy 73 of 1978, Global 75 - 13 M claimed, Guiness 79, WTMD 125, WXPN 139 (1977), Radio Caroline 144 (1977), Acclaimed 519 (1977), RYM 32 of 1977, Xgau rating B- (1977)
3 Billy Joel Glass Houses 1980 Billboard 1 - Mar 1980 (73 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (25 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1980, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1980, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Norway 2 - Mar 1980 (31 weeks), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1980 (peak 2), Grammy in 1980 (Nominated), US CashBox 3 of 1980, US BB 3 of 1980, US 4 of 1980, Austria 4 - Apr 1980 (6 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1980), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), Sweden 6 - Mar 1980 (18 weeks), UK 9 - Mar 1980 (24 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Holland free40 22 of 1980, France (InfoDisc) 91 of 1980 (peak 21, 24 weeks), Billboard200 168, RYM 105 of 1980, Xgau rating B- (1980)
4 Billy Joel An Innocent Man 1983 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Jan 1984, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), UK 2 - Sep 1983 (95 weeks), Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), Billboard 4 - Aug 1983 (104 weeks) (30 weeks in top 10), US 4 of 1984, US BB 4 of 1983, Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1984 (peak 3), Norway 9 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 12 of 1984, Holland free40 32 of 1983, Sweden 39 - Aug 1983 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 62 of 1983 (peak 11, 36 weeks), Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Radio Caroline 179 (1983), RYM 74 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
5 Billy Joel River Of Dreams 1993 Billboard 1 - Aug 1993 (56 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1993, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1993, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Sep 1993, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), Germany 2 - Aug 1993 (18 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1993 (27 weeks), Grammy in 1993 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1993), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 3 - Aug 1993 (26 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1993 (7 months), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 1993, Norway 9 - Aug 1993 (6 weeks), US BB 10 of 1993, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 30 - Oct 1993 (7 weeks), Italy 78 of 1993
6 Billy Joel Storm Front 1989 Billboard 1 - Nov 1989 (69 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (19 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1989, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1989, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1989), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), UK 5 - Nov 1989 (25 weeks), Germany 5 - Nov 1989 (36 weeks), Austria 10 - Dec 1989 (4 months), US BB 11 of 1989, US CashBox 19 of 1990, Switzerland 30 - Feb 1990 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 41 of 1989, Xgau rating B (1989)
7 Billy Joel Billy Joel's Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II 1985 US sales 21 M (according to RIAA), US 21 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2000), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), UK 7 - Jul 1985 (39 weeks), Billboard 7 - Jul 1985 (54 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 13 of 1985 (peak 2), Norway 18 - Oct 1985 (1 week), US BB 19 of 1985, US CashBox 24 of 1985, Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1985), Xgau rating A- (1985)
8 Billy Joel Songs in the Attic 1981 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), Billboard 8 - Oct 1981 (27 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Norway 12 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), Sweden 38 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1981, US BB 42 of 1981, Holland free40 47 of 1981, UK 57 - Oct 1981 (3 weeks), WXPN 528 (1981), WTMD 744, RYM 87 of 1981
9 Billy Joel The Bridge 1986 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1987), Billboard 7 - Aug 1986 (47 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1986 (peak 2), Norway 13 - Aug 1986 (6 weeks), Austria 18 - Sep 1986 (1 month), US BB 21 of 1986, Switzerland 22 - Aug 1986 (4 weeks), Sweden 25 - Aug 1986 (4 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1986, UK 38 - Aug 1986 (10 weeks), Italy 80 of 1986, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1986), Xgau rating B (1986)
10 Billy Joel The Nylon Curtain 1982 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), Billboard 7 - Oct 1982 (35 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Norway 9 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), US BB 17 of 1982, Holland free40 21 of 1982, UK 27 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1983, Sweden 31 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks), RYM 94 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
11 Billy Joel Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Volume III 1997 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1998), Norway 7 - Sep 1997 (7 weeks), Billboard 9 - Sep 1997 (28 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Austria 15 - Sep 1997 (4 months), UK 23 - Nov 1997 (4 weeks), Switzerland 36 - Aug 1997 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 86 of 1997, US BB 100 of 1997, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1997)
12 Billy Joel Piano Man 1974 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2006), Australia (Kent) 16 of 1976 (peak 14), Billboard 27 - Jan 1974 (40 weeks), UK 98 - Jun 1984 (1 week), WXPN 171 (1973), WTMD 310, RYM 163 of 1973, Xgau rating C (1973)
13 Billy Joel The Ultimate Collection 2001 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Feb 1991, Norway 3 - Feb 2003 (7 weeks), Sweden 3 - Jul 2001 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 2001 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 2001), Australia (ARIA) 14 of 1991
14 Billy Joel Turnstiles 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1989), Billboard 122 - Jun 1976 (11 weeks), WXPN 219 (1976), WTMD 543, RYM 85 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
15 Billy Joel Kohuept 1987 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1996), Billboard 38 - Nov 1987 (18 weeks), UK 92 - Nov 1987 (1 week)
16 Billy Joel The Essential Billy Joel 2001 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2005), Billboard 15 - Oct 2001 (72 weeks)
17 Billy Joel 12 Gardens Live 2006 Billboard 14 - Jul 2006 (6 weeks), Austria 23 - Jul 2006 (1 month), US BB 202 of 2006
18 Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor 1984 UK 95 - Feb 1984 (1 week), Billboard 158 - Jan 1984 (8 weeks), WXPN 828 (1972)
19 Billy Joel 2000 Years, Millenium Concert 2000 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2000), Billboard 40 - May 2000 (8 weeks)
20 Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade 1974 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1997), Billboard 35 - Nov 1974 (18 weeks), Xgau rating C (1974)
21 Billy Joel Greatest Hits 1973 - 1980 1992 Norway 1 - Jul 1994 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 75 of 1992 (peak 3, 9 weeks)
22 Billy Joel Piano Man - The Very Best Of 2006 UK 7 - Nov 2004 (46 weeks), Austria 15 - Jul 2006 (1 month), Australia (ARIA) 57 of 2006
23 Billy Joel Greatest Hits 1985 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 1985
24 Billy Joel The Hits 2011 Billboard 34 - Mar 2011 (10 weeks)
25 Billy Joel Live At Shea Stadium: The Concert 2011 Billboard 35 - Mar 2011 (2 weeks)
26 Billy Joel A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge to Russia: The Concert 2014 Billboard 59 - Jun 2014 (1 week)
27 Billy Joel Opus Collection 2012 Billboard 80 - Apr 2012 (3 weeks)
28 Billy Joel My Lives 2005 Billboard 171 - Dec 2005 (2 weeks)
29 Billy Joel Greatest hits vols I II & III 1998 UK 33 - Jun 1998 (4 weeks)
30 Billy Joel The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999)

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24 Sep 2016

(1) Double & (1) Triple Listing

#12 & #27 are the same (Greatest Hits Volume III). Also #7 & #24 & #28 are all the same (Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II). No record of a 'Greatest Hits Volume I' hitting the US Billboard charts. #28 would have to be Volume I & Volume II combined.

Yes, tracking back to the original charts seems to support your idea. Data fixed, thanks


18 Jan 2015

Double Listing - Greatest Hits Vol. I & II

#6 & #16 are the same.

"Billy Joel's Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II" was a double album while "Greatest Hits" was a single one, so they are distinct