Exclusive Interviews with Billy Joel and Producer Freddy Wexler Hosted by iHeartRadio Personalities Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Kerr, Ellen K, Martha Quinn and Cubby and Cristine Will Also Broadcast on February 1 at 7 a.m. Local Time
WHAT: iHeartMedia today announced the World Premiere of Billy Joel’s first new single in decades “Turn The Lights Back On” via Columbia Records to be broadcasted across 450 iHeartRadio stations nationwide on February 1, 2024 beginning at 7 a.m. local time. Leading into the premiere of the single on February 1, iHeartRadio will air exclusive interviews hosted by iHeartRadio personalities Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Kerr, Ellen K, Martha Quinn and Cubby and Cristine with Billy Joel and his producer and co-writer, Freddy Wexler, sharing the extraordinary story behind how the song came together.
WHO: Billy Joel remains one of the most influential artists of all time and a generational storyteller without comparison. Beyond selling over 160 million albums around the world and emerging as “the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United states,” he has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards out of 23 nominations. Among dozens of accolades, he earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame® in 1992, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 1999, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame® in 2006. Moreover, he became the MusiCares “Person of the Year” in 2002 and received the Kennedy Center® Honors in 2013. Making history, his double-diamond Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II stands out as “the sixth most-certified album of all time.” Hits such as “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” and “We Didn’t Start The Fire” have resounded through eras, even enshrining him among the Top Artists on Spotify. Upon his 100th sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, the state of New York (his home) declared July 18“Billy Joel Day.” In 2024, he shares his first new song in decades “Turn The Lights Back On.”
Freddy Wexler is a GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He has contributed to 10 Billboard #1s for artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Blackpink, Jonas Brothers, Pink, Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, and Laufey.
WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 7 a.m. local time
WHERE: Fans can tune-in to iHeartRadio CHR, AC, Hot AC, Classic Rock, Classic Hits and News / Talk stations on February 1 at 7 a.m. local time to hear the special interviews with Billy Joel and the World Premiere of his new single “Turn The Lights Back On.” Hot AC and Classic Rock stations will continue to highlight the track throughout the day, and AC, Classic Hits and Oldies stations will be broadcasting it every hour.
MORE: “Turn The Lights Back On” is released through Columbia Records and was produced by GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler and written by Wexler, Arthur Bacon, Wayne Hector, and Joel.