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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).[5] After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.[6] 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.[7] The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998,[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] In October 2011, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which topped the charts in over 34 countries and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011, but received mixed reviews.[11] In May 2014, they released their sixth album, Ghost Stories, which also received mixed 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 62 awards from 209 nominations throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards—winning Best British Group four times—five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 31 nominations. They have sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's bestselling music artists.[12] In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s.[13] 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.[14]

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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 ...
Coldplay and others postpone Texas concerts due to Hurricane Harvey
  –  August 26, 2017
Coldplay cancelled their planned Friday concert in Houston ... for Friday at Sugar Land's Smart Financial Center would be shifted to Sept. 19. Country music group Lady Antebellum canceled a show set for Sunday in Woodlands, Texas. Simple Plan was supposed ...
Fox News host calls Radiohead 'poor man’s Coldplay'
  –  October 26, 2017
Coldplay was there to fill that void of introspective pop ... Daryl Hall and John Oates first met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., in 1967 and formed the musical group in 1970. Over the years, the duo has sold an estimated 40 million records.
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.”
He's the man whose bitter-sweet rock paved the way for Coldplay. So does Fran Healy of Travis think it's a travesty that he's missed out on superstardom? Not at all, he insists...
  –  August 26, 2017
Healy may not be the lead singer of Coldplay but, according to Martin himself ... Chris Martin-led outfit and made them one of the most popular bands in Nineties post-Britpop Britain. Yet even at the height of their fame they could walk down the ...
Coldplay's Latest Tour Sold $523 Million In Tickets
  –  November 17, 2017
Coldplay was the highest-paid band of 2017, but even they must be surprised by how much they were able to rake in on their latest jaunt around the world. The British pop-rock band’s A Head Full Of Dreams tour concluded last night in Buenos Aires ...
Review: Coldplay salutes Tom Petty, busts curfew in Levi’s Stadium
  –  October 5, 2017
Watch Metallica, Dead & Company, Band Together Bay Area from comfort of home 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 ...
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 ...
Want to leave the Coldplay show with a head full of dreams? BC Place has some tips
  –  September 29, 2017
BC Place is telling Coldplay fans to keep a close eye on their clocks and arrive at the stadium early to be sure they can get to their seats in time for Friday night's show. More than 40,000 people are expected to turn up for the pop-rock show at a time ...
Review: Chris Martin, Coldplay put a smile on your face
  –  August 29, 2017
Rain first began to fall as Coldplay churned through their potent pop-rock hit “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face” at a sold-out Hard Rock Stadium Monday night, and as it gained in intensity so did the soggy fans in the uncovered areas of the venue ...

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