Chris Martin

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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.

Chris Martin: 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.

Chris Martin: 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.

Chris Martin: 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.

Chris Martin: 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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Chris Martin Claims He Was Kidnapped By Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt

19th December 2014 -

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In a rare occasion Chris Martin revealed he has a good sense of humour when being quizzed about how he was approached to write the song 'Miracles' for Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort, the WWII...

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)

17th November 2014 -

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16th November 2014 -

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Jennifer Lawrence and ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult are reportedly rekindling their romance.Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of Mockingjay - Part 1 in London.Read More: Jennifer Lawrence Will Never Get Twitter And It's Your Fault Internet.Sources, speaking...

One Direction, Chris Martin And Ed Sheeran Among The Line-Up For Band Aid 30

10th November 2014 -

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8th October 2014 -

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In further proof that they’re the most amicable of all the amicable exes, Chris Martin has reportedly purchased a new home, across the street from his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow.Has Chris Martin just moved in...

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5th October 2014 -

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Taylor Swift is joining The Voice as a guest advisor on the NBC show's seventh season.Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.Read More: Taylor Swift Reveals Feud With Unnamed Female Pop Star On...

Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin Appear "Like A Couple In Love" At Kings Of Leon Concert

5th October 2014 -

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Jennifer Lawrence was there to support her new boyfriend, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, as he made a guest appearance at the Kings of Leon concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (3rd October).Jennifer Lawrence...

Chris Martin And Jennifer Lawrence Are Pictured In The Same Vicinity Again

24th September 2014 -

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Everyone knows what the first few months of a new relationship is like: the excitement; the bubble with just the two of you; the brilliance of always being together; and the sickening way you tell...

Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Martin At iHeartRadio In Vegas: The Non-Saga Continues

24th September 2014 -

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Jennifer Lawrence was spotted at iHeartRadio over the weekend and the tabloids are having a fit over it. But why would it matter that a celebrity attended a well known musical event, you ask? Well,...

Jennifer Lawrence To Join Chris Martin On Coldplay Tour?

30th August 2014 -

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All the hot gossip over the last few weeks has had it that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is romantically involved with actress Jennifer Lawrence. More fuel has been added to that bonfire with the rumour...

The Latest ALS Ice Bucket Challengers: Chris Martin, Stella McCartney And Kate Moss

24th August 2014 -

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge in order to draw attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...

Rumours Of Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Martin Relationship Continue To Surface

18th August 2014 -

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Apparently, flirting began at a party following a Coldplay concert in July of this year. Martin had been single since March when he split up with his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow after being married for ten...

Are Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence Dating?

16th August 2014 -

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According to E! Online Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence are seeing each other. The report by the entertainement news website claims "multiple sources" have confirmed that the pair have been...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

30th July 2014 -

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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday evening, and “seemed really happy together” according to an onlooker.Chris Martin was spotted with Gwyneth at a film screening in New...

"Consciously Uncoupled" Paltrow, Martin, Reunite At The Screening Of Simon Pegg's New Movie

30th July 2014 -

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Conscious uncoupling or not, there may still be hope for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin – in the friendship department, at least. Multiple sources, including Us Weekly, report that the pair looked completely at ease...

If Music Was Chris Martin’s Saviour, Coldplay Turned Royal Albert Hall Into A House Of Worship

3rd July 2014 -

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Chris Martin is a man saved; by music, that is. The Coldplay musician has endured a tough year plastered over the tabloids with his recently divorced ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, propelled by the unforgivably grating 2014...

This Week, Gwyneth Paltrow Said Water Has Feelings

5th June 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow, the 41-year-old Hollywood person who is actually a pretty good actress as well as a mother to two children, has claimed that saying negative things to water can hurt its feelings. Writing on...

Gwyneth Paltrow Suggests Water Has Feelings, Earns Tidal Wave Of Scorn

4th June 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow has yet again found herself in the midst of a sea of derision over comments she has made about...well, life. Obviously there was the whole "conscious uncoupling" debacle, then there was the time...

Chris Martin Joins Kings of Leon On Stage As Radio One's Big Weekend Enters Day Two

26th May 2014 -

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Chris Martin has given Sunday fans at Radio One’s Big Weekend a special treat by making a special appearance, joining Kings Of Leon on stage to open the final day of the festival in Glasgow....

Coldplay Score Their Sixth Number One Album and the Year's Fastest Seller With 'Ghost Stories'

26th May 2014 -

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It’s a double celebration for Chris Martin and Coldplay today, as Ghost Stories debuts in the number one spot of the UK album chart.Coldplay on stage at Radio One's Big WeekendGhost Stories landing on means...

Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Infected With Chris Martin's Marital Woes, Say Critics [Video]

13th May 2014 -

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The release of Coldplay's sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, is imminent. We already know that the British indie rockers have embarked on a sleeker, more electronic sound for their new record thanks to singles 'Midnight'...

Coldplay Turn To Restorative Powers of 'Fix You' For Mick Jagger

7th May 2014 -

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Coldplay's Chris Martin dedicated a rendition for Fix You for the grieving Rolling Stones man Mick Jagger during a show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. "It's for Mick Jagger," Martin told the...

Coldplay Unveil New Song, Pay Tribute To Mick Jagger At NYC Show

7th May 2014 -

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Coldplay spread the love to fellow rocker Mick Jagger Rolling Stones on Monday. During Coldplay’s show in New York City on Monday, May 5, Chris Martin seemed to give his condolences to The Rolling Stones...

Chris Martin's New Single 'Magic' Written About Gwyneth Paltrow

29th April 2014 -

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Chris Martin has confirmed that his new single, Magic, was written about the breakdown of his relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow. The couple, who had been married for ten years, decided to end their marriage in...

Chris Martin Admits Own Personal Issues Are To Blame For Separation From Gwyneth Paltrow

29th April 2014 -

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Chris Martin is taking the blame for his separation from wife of ten years, Gwyneth Paltrow.It has just been one month since the Coldplay frontman and his actress wife's 'Unconscious Uncoupling' announcement was made, and...

Inside Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin's Alleged "Uncoupling Ceremony"

12th April 2014 -

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So, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin allegedly took their decision to ‘consciously uncouple’ one step further, if that’s even possible. The pair are said to have asked a Kabbalah Rabbi to officiate an ‘uncoupling ceremony’...

Gwyneth Paltrow Wanted To Keep Her "Conscious Uncoupling" Private

11th April 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling“ has been the talk of the internet for about two weeks now, possibly because she used the term “conscious uncoupling” to describe it. But it turns out that the Iron Man...

No Hard Feelings After Paltrow And Martin's "Conscious Uncoupling"

30th March 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently went through what Paltrow described as “a conscious uncoupling”, but it was all just as civil as it sounds apparently. According to the Iron Man actress, speaking for People...

Gwyneth Paltrow's Mother "Begged Gwyneth Not To End" Her Marriage To Chris Martin

29th March 2014 -

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It's a separation which has gripped the news for almost a week but we're still no closer to knowing the truth about the inner workings of the Martin-Paltrow marriage, let alone their split. Things haven't...

A Week In News: 'Divergent' Dominates, A "Conscious Uncoupling," And Teenage Turtles Suit Up

28th March 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Split: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced this week that they were splitting up. Well, instead they described their split as a "conscious uncoupling," a...

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I'm very sad and because I spent more than 3 hours in the line and I couldn't buy the tickets for Brazilian show, it's over. The costs are very very high (more than U2 concert). As all the fains I know that Chris defend the trade fair and Via Funchal are not practicing it (saling more than 10 tickets to one person, avoiding sell to the students etc.) I was dreaming with this show and now a nightmare is happening...I'm very VERY sad!!!Chris, You are the best!!

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I Love chirs

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Hnin

I love you so chris martin and plese reply meI live in myanmar and I am poor so I can't buy your show ticket but I buy all your cd and mtvpleasepleasereply me

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