Billy Crawford, born William Joe Crawford, is a Filipino-American musician and actor with musical influences from R&B, pop, and soul. Crawford became known in Europe and Asia with song titles such as "Trackin’", "When You Think About Me", "Never My Love", "Steamy Nights" and "Bright Lights". Crawford is multilingual, being fluent in two Philippine languages, his native Tagalog as well as Cebuano. His second language is English and he is conversational in French.
Crawford not only lived in New York City, USA, but also in Paris for five years and for one year in London. He currently resides in Los Angeles as of 2007. In 2008, he went to Manila to host Pinoy Dream Academy’s uberture. He has also hosted the prestigious Miss Earth 2008 held in the Philippines.
Billy Crawford is now a talent of ABS-CBN and is recently seen in one of the mainstay’s ABS-CBN Sunday show, ASAP.
Big City Tour Live is the live release DVD album from Crawford. The DVD was released in France in 2005. It was directed by Michel Jankielewicz, produced by Yves El-Baze and distributed by UMG (2005) (worldwide) (DVD). The budget of this album was €150,000 (estimated).
Amidst his blooming career in the international music scene, most especially in Europe, he decided to reside in the Philippines. His stay in the Philippines for his Move TV show gave Billy friendly connections with many other Filipino actors and singers such as Rochelle Pangilinan, Ruffa Mae Quinto, Gary Valenciano and Jay-R, as well as with many other famous actors and singers. He is also close friends with the singers from Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake as well as NSYNC, and Matt Pokora a popular French singer.
- Birth name : William Joe Crawford
- Also known as : Billy Crawford
- Born : May 16, 1982
- Birth place : Manila, Philippines
- Origin : New York City, New York, United States; Manila, Philippines
- Genres : R&B, Pop, Soul, OPM
- Occupations : Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Actor, TV Presenter
- Years active : 1998 – Present
- Associated acts : Nikki Gil
- Labels : V2 (1998 – 2004); Universal (2004 – 2006); MCA (2007 – Present)
- Website : www.myspace.com/therealbillycrawford
- 1999 : Billy Crawford
- 2002 : Ride
- 2005 : Big City
- 2005 : Big City Tour Live (Live, DVD)
- 2007 : It’s Time
- 2009 : Groove