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Alexa Ray Joel

  • American musician
  • Born December 29, 1985

Alexa Ray Joel (born December 29, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her parents are singer-songwriter Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo.


I worked a long time to get good at what I'm doing, and nobody handed me a recording contract because of who my father is.




There's no great shame in having your nose fixed.




I like songs that sound like classics. There are songs that might be cooler or have better production, but I like songs that sound like they're timeless.




What people don't understand is that my dad isn't up on the contemporary music scene. He's been a legend for decades and he doesn't know what's going on right now, and he doesn't need to.




My parents tried to shield me from how famous they were when I was growing up on Long Island. I had no idea.



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