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

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.

Chris MartinChris Martin has said Beyonce once turned down Coldplay for collaboration

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Coldplay members Jonny Buckland and Will Champion seen arriving at the 2016 StubHub Q Awards, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

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Coldplay, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion
Coldplay, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion
Coldplay, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion

Coldplay Announce First Canada Dates In Five Years For A Head Full Of Dreams Tour


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Coldplay have unveiled 18 more dates for their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour in the form of a teaser video showing clips from their previous shows complete with a list of North American dates for 2017. The tour will be a mixture of stadium and arena shows. 

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The band announced a bunch of new tour dates today (October 7th 2016), which sees them perform in Canada for the first time in five years. The shows will take place from August until October, kicking off at the MetLife Stadium in New York on August 1st 2017, and finishing up in San Diego, California at the Qualcomm Stadium on October 8th.

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Justin Bieber And Beyonce Lead The MTV EMA Nominations


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Justin Bieber and Beyonce lead the field in this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards with five nominations each, with Adele, Coldplay and Rihanna all receiving multiple nods.

Following her sweeping success at the Video Music Awards last month off the success of her current album Lemonade, Bey has been shortlisted for five awards at the annual EMAs. The American performer has been given the nod for Best Video for ‘Formation’, Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Look and Biggest Fans.

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

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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.

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Glastonbury Festival Reveals First Line-Up Poster


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Glastonbury has unveiled its first line-up poster for the annual festival, which will take place this year from June 22nd to 26th at Worthy Farm. The newly confirmed acts will join already announced headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay, with a further 800 acts to be announced on a second poster in the coming weeks. 

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PJ Harvey Announced As Sunday Night Other Stage Headliners At Glastonbury


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The eagerly anticipated Glastonbury 2016 line-up continues to unfold as PJ Harvey is announced as the Other Stage headliner on Sunday evening - facing Coldplay on the Pyramid Stage and complimenting Jeff Lynne’s ELO, performing in the Sunday afternoon ‘legends’ slot.

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey will be taking to Glastonbury's Other Stage on the Sunday night

PJ Harvey will be taking to the muddy fields for her first Glasto performance in 12 years after she took to the stage at the iconic festival in 2004.

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Coldplay Finally Confirmed As First Glastonbury 2016 Headliners!


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The rumours are true! Coldplay have just been confirmed as the very first headliners for Glastonbury 2016 after months of speculation. Further line-up additions are yet to be announced but are expected to feed into public consciousness throughout the Spring. The gig will mark Coldplay's first and only festival date of the year.

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The 'Adventure of a Lifetime' singers will be headlining the legendary Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2016, with a confirmed date of June 26th; the Sunday. The show will be the band's fourth appearance at the UK event, having previously performed in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Their presence will be very much welcomed after the massive success of their 2011 set, which was subsequently voted Top Glastonbury Moment of all time on BBC Radio.

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Coldplay and Chris Martin - Coldplay performing live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd July 2014

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Chris Martin and Coldplay - Radio 1's Big Weekend Glasgow - Performances - Day 2 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th May 2014

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Barry Gibb, Labrinth, Alison Balsom, Jessie Ware, Ray Davies, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Alison Moyet and Dawn French - Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards held at the London Hilton Park Lane - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 28th June 2013

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