Coldplay

Coldplay

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Coldplay Invite James Corden Onstage To Play Prince Tribute


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James Corden teamed up with Coldplay to pay tribute to the late pop legend Prince at the Hollywood Rose Bowl this weekend, as the two duetted on a version of his song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.

The British host of ‘The Late Late Show’ also celebrated his 38th birthday at the gig on Sunday night (August 21st), as Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin presented him with a cake ahead of his actual birthday the next day.

James CordenJames Corden performed a Prince song with Coldplay

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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.

Chris MartinChris Martin was propositioned during Coldplay’s recent Pittsburgh show

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 Debut Album Gives The Band Posthumous UK Number One


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Viola Beach are at number one in the UK Albums Chart this week with their self-titled debut album. The posthumous release comes six months after the band’s four members, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry were all tragically killed when their car fell from a highway bridge into a canal while on tour in Sweden.

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Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs


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Back To the Future star Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay on-stage at the weekend to re-create a scene from the iconic 1985 movie – at the request of Chris Martin’s son, Moses.

The British rock giants invited Fox, 55, to join them during the second of their two gigs at the MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Sunday night (July 17th), where they performed ‘Earth Angel’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’, the two songs Fox performs in the prom-night scene from the cult film.

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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 Compares Rihanna's Voice To A Tube Of Toothpaste (In A Good Way)


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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 MartinChris 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."

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Muse's Matt Bellamy: "Something Will Go Wrong During Glastonbury Set"


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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy is preparing for his band to headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage tonight, for the third time in their career. Bellamy says the band are ready for anything, including something going wrong on the night, saying Muse has learnt to “embrace the chaos” of huge live gigs.

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Speaking to The Telegraph, Bellamy said: "Really, the stage is not yours. There are so many components that are unpredictable and out of your control, so there is no one to blame if anything goes wrong, which it will.

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

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Chris Martin , Coldplay - Radio 1 Big Weekend held at Powerdam Castle - Day 2 - Performances at Powderham Castle - Exeter, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th May 2016

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Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and Coldplay

Chris Martin , Coldplay - Radio 1 Big Weekend held at Powerdam Castle - Day 2 - Performances at Powderham Castle - Exeter, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th May 2016

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Coldplay To Perform At Prince Harry's Charity Concert


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Coldplay will perform in front of just 3,000 people next month at a charity event in the public gardens of Kensington Palace, in aid of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale. Coldplay will be joined at the June 28th gig by acts including Laura Mvula and African-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz.

ColdplayColdplay will perform at Kensington Palace on June 28th.

Sentebale was set up by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006, in memory of Harry’s mother Princess Diana. The charity aims to help vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana who are victims of extreme poverty and the countries’ HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Muse Invite Adele To Join Them On Glastonbury Stage To Help Calm Her Nerves


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Muse have invited their fellow Glastonbury headliner Adele to join them onstage during their Friday night slot, in a bid to help her overcome her nerves. Adele will headline the festival for the first time on the Saturday evening and has previously said she was scared of performing in front of the huge crowds.

AdeleMuse have invited Adele to join them on stage at Glastonbury to help overcome her nerves.

Speaking on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning (April 13th), Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said: "The best thing for her to do would be to come the night before, watch us and come on and sing a song with us.”

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Adele's '25' Sells More Than The Next Four Best-Selling Worldwide Albums Put Together In 2015


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Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.

AdeleAdele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016

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Coldplay - Coldplay Performs at the Citi Concert Series on the "TODAY" Show - New York, New York, United States - Monday 14th March 2016

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