Joel Rueben Madden (born Joel Rueben Combs; March 11, 1979) is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.He is also part of the pop rock collaboration The Madden Brothers with his twin brother Benji Madden.

He later had a cameo role in the 2004 film Fat Albert and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Benji.

He also had a guest appearance in the hit Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band, in which he joined the band for a performance.

Madden started a clothing line called MADE Clothing along with his brothers Benji and Josh. In early 2006 MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective.

The line is owned by Joel, his brothers Benji Madden, Josh Madden, and friend Tal Cooperman.

The Madden brothers also front a production team called Dead Executives.

In November 2007, Nicole Richie and Madden created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation.The charity will create and promote an online registry to inspire the purchases of items for moms and their families in need. In 2010, with his brother, Madden contributed to "We Are the World 25 for Haiti," a remake of the song "We Are the World" by USA for Africa, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.In 1995, at the age of 16, Joel Madden, his brother Benji, and a friend started their own band.The band was short-lived and the Maddens eventually recruited fellow high schoolers Paul Thomas, Aaron Escolopio, and Billy Martin to form their current band Good Charlotte.They took the name Good Charlotte from the children's book, Good Charlotte: Girls of the Good Day Orphanage, by Carol Beach York.In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Joel and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom.