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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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Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Thanksgiving Snap Of Chris Martin And Son Moses


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Over two years after their conscious uncoupling Gwyneth Paltrow and ex husband Chris Martin are spending the Thanksgiving holidays together.

Taking to Instagram, Gwyneth shared a sweet snap of the Coldplay frontman being reunited with their 10-year-old son Moses on Thanksgiving eve.

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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 Reveals Beyonce 'Showed Coldplay The Door' When They First Asked To Collaborate


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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that the band were rejected by Beyonce the first time they approached her for a collaboration.

Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ Martin said they were "politely shown the door” after coming to her with an idea for a song.

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Chris Martin Is Set To Collaborate With Foxes


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Chris Martin is set to collaborate with Foxes.

The 39-year-old singer has admitted he has high hopes for the 'Body Talk' hitmaker - whose real name is Louisa Rose Allen - after she supported his band Coldplay on their American tour, and the pair are in talks to work on new music together in the future.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, she said: ''Yeah, I get on really well with Chris, he's great and very talented.

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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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Viola Beach's Streams Increase By Over 6,000 Per Cent After Coldplay Tribute


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On Sunday night Coldplay used their headlining slot on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to pay tribute to Viola Beach and give them the festival moment they never got to have. During their set, singer Chris Martin urged the crowd to send the band’s song ‘Boys That Sing’ “up the charts”, before playing it alongside a recording of the band.

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Chris Martin And Nine More Of Our Favourite Celebrity Impressionists


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It's always awesome to discover the untapped hidden talents of celebrities; talents not necessarily used to a great extent in their everyday work. Some stars - whether they're singers or actors - possess the extremely impressive knack of nailing impressions of their peers, even the ones you least expect.

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In no particular order, we've compiled a list of our favourite impressions from celebrities not necessarily famous for that talent, i.e. they're not comedians or anything, just professional pop and movie stars.

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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.’

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"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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Coldplay Announce Release Date Of 'A Head Full Of Dreams'


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Coldplay have revealed the release date of their seventh, and possibly final, studio album, and it’ll be out before the end of 2015.

The band’s lead singer Chris Martin appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday (November 6th) to announce that A Head Full of Dreams will be out on December 4th. Grimshaw also premiered the album’s first single, a summery track entitled ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’.

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Chris Martin of Coldplay - The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park at Central Park - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 26th September 2015

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Chris Martin

Date of birth

2nd March, 1977

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.86




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