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Coldplay

Coldplay

 

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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).[1] After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.[2] Will Champion joined as drummer and backing vocalist, completing the lineup. Creative director Phil Harvey is often referred to as the fifth member by the band.[3] The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998,[4] before recording and releasing three EPs: Safety in 1998 and Brothers & Sisters and The Blue Room in 1999. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.[5]

Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000, followed in the same year by their debut album Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was released to critical acclaim and won awards including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, the bestselling album worldwide in 2005, received mostly positive reviews, though some critics felt it was inferior to its predecessor. Their fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards.[6] In October 2011, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which topped the charts in over 34 countries, was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011, and received mixed to positive reviews.[7] In May 2014, they released their sixth album, Ghost Stories, which also received mixed to positive reviews and topped several national album charts. In December 2015, the band released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, which reached the top two in most major markets, but received generally mixed reviews.

Coldplay have won 85 awards from 252 nominations throughout their career, including one American Music Awards,[8] nine Brit Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, seven MTV Europe Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 32 nominations. They have sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's bestselling music artists.[9] In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s.[10] Coldplay have supported various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. They have also performed at charity projects including Band Aid 20, Live 8, Global Citizen Festival, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, One Love Manchester, The Secret Policeman's Ball, Sport Relief and the UK Teenage Cancer Trust.[11]

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Kaleidoscope
 
Kaleidoscope is the thirteenth EP by British rock band Coldplay, released worldwide on 14 July 2017.
Aliens
 
"Aliens" (stylised as "A L I E N S") is a song by British rock band Coldplay.
A L I E N S
Song
A L I E N S is a song by musical group Coldplay, released on July 7, 2017.
Something Just Like This
Song
Something Just Like This is a song by musical group Coldplay, released on June 23, 2017.

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John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Coldplay lead celebrities mourning singer Tom Petty’s death
  –  October 3, 2017
The Brit rock group, Coldplay, shared a video of their rendition of the song on Twitter. Coldplay invited Peter Buck of the band REM to join them on stage for the tribute cover of Free Fallin’. Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band ...
In A Bizarre Inversion, A Fox News Talking Head Called Radiohead A ‘Poor Man’s Coldplay’
  –  October 24, 2017
Radiohead is the poor man’s Coldplay.” For the record, the two bands have long been compared to each other, since they both emerged as UK alternative rock bands at around the same time, and the groups have addressed the perceived “rivalry.”
Review: Coldplay salutes Tom Petty, busts curfew in Levi’s Stadium
  –  October 5, 2017
town looks for new producers Coldplay sure knows how to make an entrance. The multiplatinum pop-rock act hit the crowd with basically everything it had as it took the stage on Wednesday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, resulting in a rousing ...
Coldplay plays at Levi's Stadium blowing past curfew, reviving debate
  –  October 5, 2017
Some 50,000 fans were on hand for the Coldplay concert on Wednesday at Levi’s Stadium amid a curfew controversy over how late the band can play. The band well past the 10 p.m. curfew ending at 11 p.m. Pop rock band Coldplay hit the stage just before 9 p ...
Spotify’s Year In Music Declares Little Mix The Most Streamed Group In The UK (Sorry, Coldplay)
  –  December 15, 2017
In a sure sign that Christmas is nearly upon us, Spotify have shared their end of year facts and figures, revealing which acts, albums and songs their UK users have been playing on repeat throughout 2017. Sadly, the numbers don’t reveal much in the way ...
Dakota Johnson makes a casual arrival in London in a baker boy hat and cosy jacket... amid claims she's 'getting serious' with Coldplay's Chris Martin
  –  December 14, 2017
Dakota was at his Coldplay concert in Argentina in November ... each other really well and are very comfortable from one another. 'Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It’s more than just a fling.' 'They’ve been dating since early ...
50 Shades of Coldplay: Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Are Reportedly Dating
  –  December 12, 2017
Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It’s more than just a fling.” It’s been a jet-setting romance for the couple: They’ve been spotted at Sushi Park in Los Angeles, a Coldplay concert in Argentina, and traveling around Israel.
Meet up-and-coming British songstress Izzy Bizu, who's toured with Coldplay, Sam Smith
  –  December 5, 2017
which is one of the biggest music festivals in the UK. They went on to give a few performances at Glastonbury and go on tour, and Bizu got signed to a record label soon after. 5. Chris Martin from Coldplay gave her advice while they were on tour together.
Coldplay world tour brings in a fistful of money with $523m in ticket sales
  –  November 17, 2017
Coldplay went hi-tech for the tour, with fans given interactive wristbands that change colour to the music and eye-popping displays with lasers and confetti. The band, led by Chris Martin, who broke through in the early 2000s with a mixture of dark ballads ...
Coldplay blows curfew at Levi’s Stadium and no one seems to notice
  –  October 5, 2017
Coldplay salutes Tom Petty, busts curfew in Levi’s Stadium British rock band Coldplay rocked on past the 10 p.m. curfew at Levi’s Stadium on Wednesday ... days after the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that killed 59 people ...

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