Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive the prize in Washington in November.

The Gershwin Prize honors a living artist's lifetime achievement in music.

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