Billy Joel may be a legend, but he is not afraid to give props to artists who have been around for decades less than he has. https://t.co/TgV0Ik4SlS
– ABC News (@ABC) November 6, 2021
Billy Joel was recently asked about Adele, and he replied that she is “a phenomenal singer, a kind of Streisand return.” He also went on to compliment Taylor Swift, noting that she is “a very talented girl and she is productive and keeps coming up with great concepts and songs and she is huge. You have to give her high marks. She can music and she knows how to write. She’s like that generation of Beatles. “
In 2014, he also complimented Swift when he said she was a “talented songwriter.” He also said: “She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she’s so popular with young girls. But I like what she projects. I respect what she does.”
Last year, with the re-release of Fearless, Swift topped the UK’s Official Albums Chart and broke a long-standing record by The Beatles. The album reached number one in the UK, and with it Taylor got three # 1 albums (Fearless, Folklore, and Evermore) in 259 days. This beat The Beatles’ record, which took 364 days to get number 1 with 3 albums in a row.