Coldplay
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1996-09
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Coldplay Biography (Wikipedia)

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 performing line-up. Creative Director Phil Harvey is often referred to as the official fifth member by the band. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs: Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999, and The Blue Room in the same year. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.

They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000. This was followed by their debut album Parachutes released the same year, 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 multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, though some critics felt that it was inferior to its predecessor. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released again to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. On 24 October 2011, they released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which received positive reviews, topped the charts in over 34 countries, and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011. On 16 May 2014, they released their sixth album, Ghost Stories, which received mixed to positive reviews and topped the iTunes Store albums charts in over 100 countries. On 4 December 2015, the band released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, which reached the top two in most...

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Coldplay Performances & Interviews


Coldplay Tracks

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Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
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Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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A Sky Full Of Stars
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A Sky Full Of Stars
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Adventure Of A Lifetime
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Adventure Of A Lifetime
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Hymn For The Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
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Hymn For The Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
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Up&Up (Glastonbury 2016)
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Up&Up (Glastonbury 2016)
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A Head Full Of Dreams
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A Head Full Of Dreams
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Upcoming Events

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Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK
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Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK

Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2016
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2016
Glastonbury: 2016

Glastonbury: 2016

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Worthy Farm, Pilton
Radio 1's Big Weekend: Big Weekend 2016
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Powderham Castle, Exeter
2016-05-28T20:45:15
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2016
Radio 1's Big Weekend: Big Weekend 2016

Radio 1's Big Weekend: Big Weekend 2016

12:00
Powderham Castle, Exeter
BBC Music Awards: 2014
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Earl's Court, London
2014-12-11T20:45:15
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Dec
2014
BBC Music Awards: 2014

BBC Music Awards: 2014

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Earl's Court, London
Radio 2 In Concert: Coldplay
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London
2014-12-08T20:45:15
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Dec
2014
Radio 2 In Concert: Coldplay

Radio 2 In Concert: Coldplay

20:00
London
Radio 1's Big Weekend: Glasgow
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Glasgow
2014-05-23T20:45:15
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23
May
2014
Radio 1's Big Weekend: Glasgow

Radio 1's Big Weekend: Glasgow

18:00
Glasgow

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