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Coldplay (formed 1996) are a British Rock band, consisting of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, best known for their songs 'Viva La Vada', 'Paradise' and 'Fix You'.
Formation: Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland met each other while studying at University College London in September, 1996. Together, the pair formed a group called 'Pectoralz', with their classmate, Guy Berryman, soon joining the band. The following year, the band changed its name to Starfish, and acquired a manager - Martin's friend, Phil Harvey. They also gained their drummer, Will Champion, in the same year, as well as finally settling on the new name for the band; Coldplay.
Career: In 1998, they released their first EP, entitled 'Safety'. Only 50 copies became available for sale, as the other 450 were distributed amongst friends, family and record companies. It led to the being noticed and signed to the independent music label, 'Fierce Panda', in December of that year. The following year, they released a three-track EP entitled 'Brothers and Sisters', with the title track serving as their first single. Also in 1999, the band signed with a new label, Parlophone, and made an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. October, 1999, saw the release of their third EP, 'The Blue Room'. Between November 1999, and May 2000, Coldplay was recording their debut studio album, 'Parachutes'. In June, they began their first ever headlining tour, and released the song 'Yellow', which peaked at number four on the UK chart. Coldplay then returned to the recording studio in 2001 to begin work on their second studio album. They finished and released 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' in 2002.
Coldplay returned with their third studio album, 'X&Y', in 2005. 'X&Y' quickly became the bestselling album of the year, selling 8.3 million copies worldwide. It also entered the charts at the number one spot in 20 countries. The following year, they began work on their fourth album, 'Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friend'. The band took a break from recording in 2007 to tour around Latin America, and released the album in June, 2008. It became on the of the fastest selling records in UK history, and again became the bestselling album of the year, with worldwide chart-topping status.
Their fifth album came in October, 2011, in the form of 'Mylo Xyloto'. In December, 2013, Coldplay announced that their future releases would be distributed by Atlantic Records. In February, 2014, the band released the first track off their sixth album, 'Ghost Stories'. The album was released in May, 2014. The album reached both number one in the UK and the US and there were five singles released as well.
In 2015 on the 4th December the band released their seventh studio album A Head Full Of Dreams in the follow up to Ghost Stories, this album saw the band creating a different sound to their previous albums. It features collaborations with Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo to name a few. The album was the eighth best-selling album of 2015 with 1.9 copies sold worldwide.
The lead single for the album Adventure Of A Lifetime was released on the 6th November 2015. The second single from the album 'Hymn for the Weekend' featured Beyoncé and saw the band gain their 17th British top 10.
As of 2016 Coldplay have sold 80 million records worldwide.
British royal Prince Harry joined Coldplay onstage for a performance during his charity concert on Tuesday night (28Jun16).
The Paradise singers headlined the first ever concert in the gardens of Kensington Palace, the official royal residence of Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just two days after they closed Britain's Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (26Jun16).
The concert raised awareness and funds for Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 to help youngsters affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
The royal took to the stage following supports acts Laura Mvula and Joss Stone to give a speech about the virus and his charity, before introducing Coldplay.
Continue reading: Prince Harry Joins Coldplay On Stage At Charity Concert
Bee Gees star Barry Gibb has announced his comeback after hitting the stage with Coldplay at the Glastonbury festival on Sunday night (26Jun16).
The singer will release his first solo album since 1984's Now Voyager later this year (16).
It will be Gibb's first new material since the Bee Gees' final album, This is Where I Came In, in 2001.
Announcing the album, In The Now, on Tuesday (28Jun16), the Stayin' Alive singer says, "This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life."
Continue reading: Bee Gees Star Barry Gibb Announces First Solo Album In Three Decades
Coldplay paid tribute to the band during their Glastonbury headlining set.
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.
Coldplay paid tribute to Muhammad Ali and the members of British group Viola Beach during their headlining set at the Glastonbury festival on Sunday night (26Jun16).
Chris Martin and his bandmates performed a track written by the four young rockers who died in a car crash while on tour in Sweden in February (16), explaining the band traded the song for its rendition of David Bowie's Heroes.
Singer Martin told fans the bandmates' death hit him hard because Viola Beach "reminded us of ourselves in our early days".
"We're going to create Viola Beach's alternative future for them and let them play Glastonbury for a song," he added. "This would have been them (Viola Beach) in 20 years." A live performance of the band's Boys That Sing was beamed onto a large screen onstage as Coldplay played along.
Continue reading: Coldplay Give Viola Beach Their Glastonbury Moment In Touching Tribute
Coldplay let late movie icon Charlie Chaplin speak for them at the beginning of their Glastonbury festival set on Sunday night (26Jun16).
As fans awaited the band's headlining set to close what festival boss Michael Eavis has called the muddiest Glastonbury ever, Chaplin's speech from his 1940 satire The Great DICtator was played.
The movie moment was clearly carefully chosen as a reaction to Thursday's (23Jun16) 'Brexit' vote, when millions of Brits voted to leave the European Union for the first time since the 1940s.
In the film, which denounces Adolf Hitler, fascism and anti-Semitism, Chaplin played both a Jewish barber and a fascist dictator.
Continue reading: Coldplay End Soggy Glastonbury With A Little Hope After 'Brexit' Vote
The Coldplay frontman also thinks she’s the Frank Sinatra of our generation.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has found a unique why to describe Rihanna’s voice, by comparing it to a ‘beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste.’ Speaking to The Guardian, Martin praised the Barbadian singer’s rich vocals, saying she can turn ‘anything into gold’.
Chris Martin thinks Rihanna’s voice is like a beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste.
“She is the Frank Sinatra of our generation. She can turn anything into gold with that voice. Here’s the thing: if you speak to a good singing teacher about great opera singers, they will talk about consistency of tone."
Adele pushed her nerves aside to deliver a crowd-pleasing performance at Britain's Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night (25Jun16).
The Rolling in the Deep singer revealed she was nervous to an estimated crowd of 150,000 festivalgoers in Somerset, England and was so stunned by the turnout at the start of her set that the usually chatty star didn't know what to say so she moved swiftly from opener Hello to single Rumour Has It.
She explained she had been coming to the festival for years but had been putting off making her debut because she was so nervous about it, saying, "I've been too scared. I've wanted to do it all my life," and within less than half hour, she declared it was the "best f**king moment of my whole life".
After a few hits, Adele compensated for her earlier speechlessness by chatting non-stop in between tracks, with the singer even asking audience members at the very front if they had spoiled themselves standing there all day, and bringing others on stage for selfies.
Continue reading: Adele Overcomes Nerves For Glastonbury Festival Headlining Show
Lady Gaga was hoping to perform with Mark Ronson at Britain's Glastonbury Festival but she didn't have the time.
The Poker Face singer was rumoured to be teaming up with Mark for a surprise appearance at the music event this weekend (25-26Jun16) after she was reportedly spotted on the Worthy Farm site.
The Uptown Funk producer has now confirmed they had been planning for her to play with him and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, but they couldn't fit it into her schedule, as she is due to attend an event with the Dalai Lama in the U.S. on Sunday (26Jun16).
“She was going to come but she had to go and meet the Dalai Lama or something crazy," Mark tells Britain's Sun on Sunday newspaper. "She was close to coming and hanging out in Shangri-La but it didn’t quite happen.”
Continue reading: Mark Ronson: 'Lady Gaga's Surprise Set Didn't Quite Happen'
Lady Gaga has reportedly been spotted backstage at Britain's Glastonbury Festival, sparking rumours of a surprise onstage appearance.
The Poker Face singer reportedly flew into the Worthy Farm site in Somerset, England on Thursday (23Jun16) and has been spotted hanging out behind the famous Pyramid stage, causing speculation she could be performing.
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Gaga is rumoured to be playing a secret DJ set in the festival's Shangri-La area with her pal and collaborator Mark Ronson.
“She was clocked by a few people but she kept a low profile," a source said. “She’s been saying to Mark for ages that she wanted to come to Glastonbury again... Mark is playing officially in the early hours of Sunday morning but they are trying to make another set work because she is due back in the States to meet the Dalai Lama on Sunday.”
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Sparks Glastonbury Performance Rumours
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has hailed Rihanna as one of the world's greatest singers, comparing her to legendary crooner Frank Sinatra.
The 39-year-old musician, who enlisted the Barbadian singer, 28, to sing with him on Coldplay's 2011 track Princess of China, has fallen in love with the singer's voice, which he believes is close to perfect.
In fact, he believes the Umbrella musician is to music fans today what Frank Sinatra was to the generation who grew up listening to his iconic hits like Come Fly with Me in the 1950s and 1960s.
"She is the Frank Sinatra of our generation," he tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper. "She can turn anything into gold with that voice. Here’s the thing: if you speak to a good singing teacher about great opera singers, they will talk about consistency of tone.
Continue reading: Chris Martin: 'Rihanna Is The Frank Sinatra Of Our Generation'
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VIDEO: Stayin' Alive (Feat. Barry Gibb, live at Glastonbury 2016) https://t.co/gLRa9PEzPS #ColdplayGlastonbury
Amazing to see Viola Beach's incredible Boys That Sing at Number 3 on the UK iTunes Store! A https://t.co/vIJhpkYfQF
VIDEO: Adventure Of A Lifetime (Live at Glastonbury 2016) https://t.co/kFGWPaZw2X #ColdplayGlastonbury
From Michael Eavis's back garden to The Queen's. Kensington Palace Gardens tonight. R42 https://t.co/zPFrnyqp1m
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RT @bbcglasto: Coldplay perform Paradise on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury 2016 Watch LIVE: https://t.co/EubrAALQUC https://t.co/4oWhuu2Kog
RT @bbcglasto: The crowd for Coldplay, Glastonbury 2016 Watch LIVE: https://t.co/EubrAALQUC https://t.co/5ckZgLN7vl
On Friday night, the band gave a rare performance of their song Amsterdam, in Amsterdam. https://t.co/tBH2dp3w6v