Chris Martin

Biography

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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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...

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have 'got to' hang out

21st May 2014 -

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Chris Martin insists him and Gwyneth Paltrow have ''got to'' hang out together. The Coldplay frontman has been spotted with his estranged wife - who he split from in March after 10 years of marriage...

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 kids appear on album

29th April 2014 -

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Chris Martin included his children on Coldplay's new album to promote ''togetherness'' through challenging times.The 37-year-old singer - who split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow last month after 10 years of marriage - says the personal...

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...

Chris Martin's Dad Reveals His Son & Gwyneth Paltrow's Split Is "Amicable"

28th March 2014 -

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Chris Martin's father has revealed his son's split from Gwyneth Paltrow is "amicable". The couple announced their separation earlier this week in a joint statement entitled "conscious uncoupling".Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announed their split...

What's Next For Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin?

28th March 2014 -

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Since the news of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s split, the couple has been all that the internet can talk about. We’re guilty of this ourselves, we were shocked and saddened to hear of the...

So What Is 'Consciously Uncoupling'? And Why Are Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Doing It?

27th March 2014 -

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We have a sneaking suspicion that it was Gwyneth Paltrow, and not Chris Martin, who decided to label their separation a "conscious uncoupling". Why, you ask? Well, come on, it’s just a Paltrow thing to...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: A Timeline

26th March 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have called an amicable end (now infamously termed a “conscious uncoupling”) to their ten year marriage. Sad news for a pair with two young children, but instead of mourning the...

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin "Consciously Uncouple": Does This Mean A Divorce?

26th March 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have shocked their fans by announcing their split after ten years of marriage. The news, which was announced via Gwyneth's lifestyle blog GOOP, is said to be the sad result...

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin To Separate After Ten Years Of Marriage

25th March 2014 -

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Gwyneth Paltrow and her signing beau, Chris Martin, have called it a day on their marriage. The pair, who married in December 2003, made the announcement of their relationship coming to an end via the...

Guy Berryman is engaged

24th March 2014 -

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Coldplay's Guy Berryman has got engaged. The 35-year-old bassist reportedly popped the question to his Dutch beau Keshia Gerrits, 23, last month after dating her for two years.A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''They're...

Kate Winslet's Son Bear Blaze,and Other Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names

20th March 2014 -

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Children of celebrities never have to go to normal schools where the other children will make fun of their wacky names, which means that the stars can go wild when naming their pampered offspring. There...

Coldplay's Chris Martin Joins 'The Voice' As A Mentor For New Format

19th March 2014 -

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Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin has signed onto the singing reality show ‘The Voice’.The 37 year-old will be a guest mentor for the second round of battles, and will act as a “universal advisor” to the...

Embrace: Music industry needs Lily Allen

17th March 2014 -

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Embrace think the music industry needs Lily Allen.The band's frontman Danny McNamara - who is joined in the group by his brother Richard McNamara, Steve Firth, Mickey Dale and Mike Heaton - has praised the...

Coldplay Debut New Album Material At Lauded SXSW Comeback Show

12th March 2014 -

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Last night, Coldplay took to the stage at Texas' South by Southwest Festival where they debuted new material from forthcoming album Ghost Stories alongside well-worn favourites. Support acts London Grammar and Imagine Dragons were big...

Coldplay announce new album Ghost Stories

3rd March 2014 -

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Coldplay have announced their new album is called 'Ghost Stories'.The super-group - comprised of frontman Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion - will release their sixth studio LP on...

Coldplay Almost Unrecognisable In Surprise Single 'Midnight': Is Sixth Album Release Imminent? [Video]

25th February 2014 -

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Coldplay have suddenly and unexpectedly released a brand new single, 'Midnight,' and accompanying music video which launched on YouTube today. The first signs of an announcement came when the British band wrote the cryptic tweet...

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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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