Billy Joel, who continues to influence such contemporary young performers as singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, is extending his reach across the globe, with a singer from the massively popular boy-band BTS giving him a recent shoutout.
In a Weverse interview posted Thursday, South Korean K-pop singer V, born Kim Tae-hyung, discussed his love of classic artists on vinyl records. When asked if any had inspired him for the Jenna Andrews-penned “Butter” — which in May garnered 108.2 million YouTube views to shatter that platform’s 24-hour record — the 25-year-old V replied, “Well, there was Billy Joel.”
“Its amazing how well they connect with their fans,” Joel said in a statement to Newsday.
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