Coldplay
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p03zl6yy.jpg
1996-09
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/cc197bad-dc9c-440d-a5b5-d52ba2e14234

Coldplay Biography (Wikipedia)

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and pianist 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 a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a 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 mixed to 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, titled Ghost Stories, which also 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...

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Coldplay Audio & Video


Coldplay Tracks

Sort by

Coldplay
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bv85d.jpg
link
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Coldplay
A Head Full Of Dreams
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p045r80r.jpg
link
A Head Full Of Dreams
Coldplay
Adventure Of A Lifetime
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0379694.jpg
link
Adventure Of A Lifetime
Coldplay v Beyonce
Hymn for the Weekend
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/2.7.8/img/track_fallback.png
link
Hymn for the Weekend
Berryman, Guy, Buckland, Jon, Champion, Champion, Martin, Chris & Coldplay
A Head Full of Dreams
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02n3pmw.jpg
link
A Head Full of Dreams
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Coldplay


Past BBC Events

2016 Glastonbury
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewcj5v/acts/a5wd2m
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2016-06-24T05:35:43
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p03zl6yy.jpg
24
Jun
2016
2016 Glastonbury

2016 Glastonbury

00:01
Worthy Farm, Pilton
Big Weekend 2016 Radio 1's Big Weekend
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2f9rz/acts/a35bc8
Powderham Castle, Exeter
2016-05-28T05:35:43
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p03wp9jf.jpg
28
May
2016
Big Weekend 2016 Radio 1's Big Weekend

Big Weekend 2016 Radio 1's Big Weekend

12:00
Powderham Castle, Exeter
2014 BBC Music Awards
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eb2nc8
Earl's Court, London
2014-12-11T05:35:43
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p02czpbw.jpg
11
Dec
2014
2014 BBC Music Awards

2014 BBC Music Awards

20:00
Earl's Court, London
Coldplay Radio 2 In Concert
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ec3wrz
London
2014-12-08T05:35:43
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p02dvbdh.jpg
8
Dec
2014
Coldplay Radio 2 In Concert

Coldplay Radio 2 In Concert

20:00
London
Glasgow Radio 1's Big Weekend
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ep3g9r/acts/a9dp5v
Glasgow
2014-05-23T05:35:43
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p01zrhw4.jpg
23
May
2014
Glasgow Radio 1's Big Weekend

Glasgow Radio 1's Big Weekend

18:00
Glasgow

Latest Coldplay News

    BBC - Newsbeat - Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl half time show
    The Grammy award winning singer will play the halftime show in Houston.
    10 surprising pop star cameos in BBC TV programmes
    From Doctor Who to Bob the Builder, pop stars love a special guest appearance
    BBC News - Sales of recorded music continue to fall
    The value of recorded music to the British economy fell by £5m last year, despite a huge rise in streaming revenues, a music industry report reveals.
    10 things you probably didn't know about the Brits
    A rundown of lesser-known facts about the annual music industry shindig
Back to artist