Who is Coldplay?
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). After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. 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. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, 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.
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. 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, In May 2014, they released their sixth album, Ghost Stories, which also received mixed reviews and topped the iTunes Store albums charts in over 100 countries. 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 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's bestselling music artists. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s. 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, 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...
Coldplay on Social Media
#NOWPLAYING on ENERGY #HitMusicOnly! THE CHAINSMOKERS FEAT. COLDPLAY - Something Just Like This - HIT MUSIC ONLY ! (14:24)
#coldplaybrussels @coldplay performing on the A-stage. Music really unites people, celebrating…
@wyclef is taking us through the #LionsEntertainment for Music work this afternoon. @coldplay #CannesLions
Cannes Lions (Cannes_Lions)
@ColdplayAtlas: Coldplay prove they are the indisputable Kings of Live Music in front of the Belgian Royal Family and 50K+ fans #AHFODto…
Coldplay, Kygo & Ellie Goulding - One Life
Summer Mix 2017 Deep House, Tropical House, Summer Music, Dance Music
PAT PAT (DEEPHOUSESUMMER)
@RainBlackKat I like sting like I like Coldplay music
Fudge Judge Maz (MazHem_)
@Coldplay_fix_me: When you've been trying to get someone to listen to Coldplay and they finally admit they like their music …
The Chainsmokers&Coldplay - Something just like this→waltz
💨 The Scientist-Coldplay
'All I can think about is you' is again the type of music that made me fall in love with @coldplay initially, future seems much brighter now
Sachin Nalkar (sachinandout_)
Ok so the music channel on tv is playing the same Coldplay song after every 2 songs! Wtf is that all about 😂😬
Iconic 🖤🤙🏻 (Anniiieeee_)
In My Place, Coldplay(콜드플레이) #슈퍼사운드 #벅스 #Coldplay(콜드플레이)
@stubru: Chris Martin (@coldplay) speelt 'Formidable' van @stromae: "Dit is mijn favoriete nummer ter wereld" Bekijk het hier .…
Niels van Yperen (nielsvanyperen)
@Nish_coldplayer: Really bad mood converted into extremely happy in just 10minutes listening to @coldplay songs. Divine music🙌
Esme Baker (Esme48877181)