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.
It's the first picture of the ex-couple since they broke up in March 2014.
They may have ‘consciously uncoupled’ over a year ago, but Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are determined to show that it doesn’t mean they can’t still do family events together as they shared a picture of themselves and their wider family settling down together for Thanksgiving dinner.
It’s the first time that the ex-couple, who separated in March 2014 while grabbing headlines for that marvellous phrase used on Paltrow’s website Goop, have shared a picture of themselves together since their split.
Also in the big family picture, posted on Instagram on Thursday (November 26th) were their two children, 11 year old Apple and 9 year old Moses. In accordance with their parents’ wishes for privacy, their faces are rarely seen in paparazzi shots, so this was a rare treat for fans of celeb children.
The band’s seventh album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ is released on December 4th.
Coldplay have confirmed details of their first world tour since 2012’s Mylo Xyloto Tour. The A Head Full Of Dreams tour will begin in March of next year, kicking of in Buenos Aires. The tour follows the release of the band’s seventh studio album, which drops on December 4th.
Coldplay have announced their A Head Full Of Dreams world tour.
The tour sees the band playing 20 stadium shows across 14 countries in Europe and Latin America. The dates include three UK shows in Glasgow, London and Manchester. Tickets for the shows will go on general sale November 27 at 9.30am, however a pre-sale will be held at 9.30am on November 26, for anyone who pre-orders the album on Amazon before midnight on November 23.
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The former couple's two children, Apple and Moses, both feature on 'A Head Full of Dreams', as do Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy.
They might have gone their separate ways with their legendary ‘conscious uncoupling’ over a year ago, but Chris Martin has given an illustration of his continued closeness to his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow by announcing that she provides guest vocals on Coldplay’s new album.
The former couple’s two children – daughter Apple, 11, and son Moses, 9 – also feature on the band’s seventh album A Head Full of Dreams, according to the singer, as well as Blue Ivy Carter, the 3 year old daughter of his celebrity pals Jay Z and Beyonce. Previously announced guest vocalists have included Beyonce herself, Noel Gallagher and Swedish chanteuse Tove Lo.
Chris Martin at the BBC Studios in November 2015
The 'Hunger Games' and 'X-Men' star, the highest earning actress in Hollywood, admitted that even she has trouble dating.
She may be the highest-paid female actor in Hollywood, but Jennifer Lawrence says that she has trouble finding a date, claiming that she spends most weekend evenings alone.
“No one ever asks me out. I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me,” the 25 year old complained to Vogue for its December issue. “I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow.”
Jennifer Lawrence has admitted that even she has trouble finding a date
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The couple, who married in 2013, announced their split last year.
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 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.”
Chris Martin - Coldplay singer Chris Martin leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios. The band stopped by the radio station to debut their new single and announce their upcoming album. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th November 2015
Chris Martin confirmed that their seventh album will be released on December 4th, and debuted the band's the new single.
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’.
Coldplay performing in 2014
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Chris Martin - Chris Martin arrives from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing a smiley face baseball cap and a 'Love' badge on his t-shirt - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 21st October 2015
Speaking about THAT article to Fast Company, the American actress explained that it was her Goop editorial director who decided to use the phrase.
After popularising the rather ludicrous phrase “conscious uncoupling” as a euphemism for her divorce from her ex-husband, Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed in a new interview that it wasn’t actually her who coined the term.
The 42 year old actress explained to Fast Company that it was the editorial director of her lifestyle site Goop, Elise Loehnen, who came up with the phrase in a headline and didn’t warn her in advance of the article going live.
Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed she didn't come up with the phrase "conscious uncoupling"
Gwyneth Paltrow, whilst attending an event in New York on Friday (17th July), said co-parenting with her ex, Chris Martin, has been ‘hard’ at times.
Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about co-parenting with her ex-husband, Chris Martin. The 42-year-old was interviewed during the #BlogHer15 conference, presented by SheKnows Media, in New York City on Friday (17th July).
Gwyneth Paltrow at the Tom Ford A/W Collection Presentation in Los Angeles in February 2015.
Jennifer Lawrence has a new man in her life and everyone is taking notice.
Jennifer Lawrence was spotted with a new (and very handsome) man by her side earlier this week and the internet has gone wild wanting to know who he is. For those hoping there’s some scandal brewing, hold your horses! Lawrence’s new dashing friend is actually her bodyguard.
Jennifer Lawrence has a handsome new bodyguard.
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For anyone that really wants to know what a musical of 'Game of Thrones' might look like, this Red Nose Day sketch will either satisfy your appetite, or leave you wanting more.
For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.
Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds
The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.
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Date of birth
2nd March, 1977