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Chris Martin (born Christopher Anthony John Martin, 02.03.1977)
Chris Martin is an English singer and musician best known for being the lead vocalist of Coldplay.

Childhood: Chris Martin was born in Whitestone, Exeter, Devon. His parents are Anthony Martin, a former accountant, and Alison Martin, a music teacher. He attended the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School before going on to board at Sherborne School and later enrolled at the University College London which he left with First Class honours in Greek and Latin. He formed his first band, The Rocking Honkies, at prep school with Nick Repton and Iwan Gronow. He met Phil Harvey at boarding school who would go on to manage Coldplay. He met his bandmates, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman, at university.

Musical career: Chris Martin formed Coldplay in 1998, though it was originally called Starfish. Their first song was 'Ode to Deodorant' and they achieved success with their debut album 'Parachutes' in 2000. He has been a songwriter for various artists including Embrace and Jamelia. He has also collaborated with Ron Sexsmith, Faultline, The Streets, Ian McCulloch, Nelly Furtado and on the Band Aid 20 single, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in 2004. In 2006, he collaborated with Jay-Z on his album 'Kingdom Come'. He continued his interest in hip hop in 2007 with a collaboration with Swizz Beatz on his song 'Part of the Plan'. He is a massive fan of U2 who was a big influence on Coldplay and he has previously said that they're the only band whose back catalogue he knows by heart. He has also always loved synthpop band a-ha.

Other career ventures: Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland made cameos in the zombie comedy 'Shaun of the Dead' in 2004 which also starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. His other movie/TV cameos include on Ricky Gervais' comedy series 'Extras' and Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno'. He has been involved in campaigns supporting fair trade, particularly Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. In 2009, he appeared in the Sound Relief benefit concert in Sydney for the devastating bushfires and flooding that had taken a toll.

Personal life: Chris Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow im 2003 and they have two children; a daughter, Apple, and a son, Moses. Simon Pegg and Jonny Buckland are Apple's godfathers. The marriage took place in a secret wedding ceremony that was so secret that no-one else was even invited. He doesn't smoke or drink and is a vegetarian. He suffers from insomnia and has previously had sleep therapy. He has also been suffering from tinnitus since he was a teenager. He supports the UK's Liberal Democrats.



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Chris Martin Is A 'genius' By Jay Z


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Chris Martin has been hailed a ''genius'' by Jay Z.

The Coldplay frontman has been praised by the 47-year-old as being a fantastic artist and the ''modern day Shakespeare''.

Speaking about the 40-year-old singer to the Metro newspaper, he said: ''We are good friends - but what I got to say has nothing to do with our friendship. I have been in the industry long enough to know when I'm in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that.

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Chris Martin's Tribute To Chester Bennington Is Beautiful


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Chris Martin has just paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington with a sensational cover of Linkin Park's hit single 'Crawling' during a Coldplay performance in New Jersey earlier this week. It's a far cry from the original, but it's certainly a tear-jerker.

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The Coldplay frontman played a piano cover of the 2001 single during their show at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey last night (August 1st 2017) and it proved to be quite the perfect tribute to his Linkin Park counterpart - even if he slipped up at the beginning and had to restart.

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Coldplay Invite Welsh Choir For National Anthem Rendition


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Coldplay invited local choir members on stage to end their Welsh show with the national anthem.

The British rockers concluded their gig at Cardiff's Principality Stadium last night (11.07.17) with a rendition of 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau', with frontman Chris Martin playing the piano for the special performance.

Chris invited two singers, James and Ellen, to join the group on stage, and he asked the crowd if they would like to singalong to ''a very great song, which we didn't write''.

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Coldplay Dedicate Song To Late Fan


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Coldplay dedicated a song to a dead fan at their Dublin concert on Saturday (08.07.17).

Jamie Kelly, from Rathfarnham, Dublin, met Chris Martin in the Irish capital ahead of the band's gig over the weekend and explained that he and his friend Susan Valentine had bought tickets but she died suddenly just one month later.

Jamie asked Chris to dedicate 'Fix You' to her and was thrilled when the Coldplay frontman agreed.

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Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay perform live onstage at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, where they played to an audience of 65,000 fans as part of their A Head Full of Dreams Tour. - Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden - Sunday 25th June 2017

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Gwyneth Paltrow Speaks About Negative Perceptions Of Her


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Actress-turned-lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about the ups and downs in her life, including her divorce from ex-husband Chris Martin, in a candid new interview.

The 44 year old, who split from the Coldplay frontman after more than a decade of marriage back in March 2014 and coined the notorious “conscious uncoupling” phrase, is often accused of being out of touch, and her Goop wellness/lifestyle newsletter has frequently been the object of derision in the press.

However, Paltrow addressed this perception of her in a new interview with The Edit, saying that she’s the first to admit that she’s led a charmed life, but it hasn’t been all good.

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Coldplay Are The Most Streamed Band Of All Time On Spotify


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Streaming giant Spotify have revealed that Coldplay are the most streamed band in the world of all time, after passing five billion streams on the platform.

To celebrate the achievement the band released an exclusive five-track collection of stripped-back tracks, recorded and performed live in front of a small audience at Spotify’s London headquarters last month.

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Coldplay Will Release New Music Next Year


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Coldplay will release new music next year.

The 'Yellow' hitmakers - which is comprised of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - have revealed they are working on new songs and are planning to release an EP called 'Kaleidoscope' in 2017.

The group tweeted: ''Hello everyone, we're working on some new songs for next year. It's called the Kaleidoscope ep. We hope you're well, love cm #KaleidoscopeEP (sic).''

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Chris Martin performing live at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival held in Central Park, New York, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

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"I'd Have To Take You For Dinner First!" Chris Martin Gets Propositioned By Fan During Coldplay Gig


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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was taken aback by a fan during the band’s show in Pittsburgh, who explicitly asked the singer to have sex with them mid-show. Martin, who was formerly married to Gwyneth Paltrow, told the fan he’d have to take them for dinner first, adding that he felt like he was 15 again.

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Martin was about to perform ‘Everglow’ from the band’s 2015 album A Head Full of Dreams, when one fan shouted: “F*** me Chris”. Taken aback Martin, who was sitting at his piano, responded: “It’s a lovely offer... I’d have to take you to dinner first, you know what I’m saying?”

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Chris Martin , Coldplay - Coldplay performs live with a fantastic light display at Wembley Stadium at Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom - Friday 17th June 2016

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Coldplay , Chris Martin - Coldplay perform at Manchester's Etihad Stadium at Etihad Stadium - Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 4th June 2016

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Chris Martin - Coldplay - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 2 at Powderham Castle at Powderham Castle - Exeter, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th May 2016

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Road Trip Bromance: James Corden And Chris Martin Share A Bed In Carpool Karaoke [Video]


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We take it all back. We honestly thought James Corden's Carpool Karaoke couldn't get any better than the Adele edition. We were wrong. Coldplay's Chris Martin has never made us laugh this much before as he made his debut on the segment as part of Corden's CBS program 'The Late Late Show'.

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So it started off with Chris literally hitching a lift to the Super Bowl in San Francisco where he's due to perform this weekend. James is willing to help him out, but clearly doesn't realise how many miles they need to cover. They're Brits in the US after all, and not so used to such massive distances people have to travel by road. Another thing they don't understand is the Super Bowl itself, which Chris hilariously tries to explain and ends up mashing together the rules of several different sports including baseball and tennis.

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Chris Martin Says He's 'Grateful To Be Alive' After Divorce From Gwyneth Paltrow


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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has opened up about life after his split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow. The 38 year old appeared on Australia's 2DayFM on Monday and addressed the break-up for the first time, saying he feels ‘grateful to be alive.’

Chris Martin Chris Martin has spoken for the first time about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow.

"I went through some big changes... everyone knows about them,” Martin said. "[I was able to] figure out where I've gone wrong in my way of looking at the world. A few years ago I was in a low place in my life and was feeling kind of down and confused.”

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Chris Martin

Date of birth

2nd March, 1977

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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