Coldplay Biography (Wikipedia)
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer 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 bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as drummer and backing vocalist, completing the lineup. Creative director and former manager 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 song "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 best-selling 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), the best-selling album worldwide of 2008, was produced by Brian Eno and released to largely positive reviews, earning three Grammy Awards. 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 reviews. 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 - BBC Music Awards 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04l5dpk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04l5dpk.jpg2017-01-11T23:59:00.000ZExclusive footage from the world tour of British Artist of the Year winners Coldplay.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04ljbhc
Coldplay - BBC Music Awards 2016
- Coldplay at Radio 1s Big Weekend in Exeterhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04g8r56.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04g8r56.jpg2016-12-07T08:00:00.000ZColdplay play live as local boy Chris Martin leads the band on the main stage.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04f1jjp
Coldplay at Radio 1s Big Weekend in Exeter
- Coldplay - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zl6m7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zl6m7.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZColdplay end the weekend with a bang bringing powerful and emotive pop anthems to Pilton.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040n0cr
Coldplay - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Coldplay - Viola Beach Tribute (Glastonbury 2016)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04khfr3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04khfr3.jpg2016-07-06T11:01:00.000ZColdplay's tribute to the Warrington band who died in February: "We’re going to create Viola Beach's alternate future and let them headline Glastonbury with their song"https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040lxsv
Coldplay - Viola Beach Tribute (Glastonbury 2016)
- Coldplay - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wpdcf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wpdcf.jpg2016-06-28T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Coldplay's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03wpl0d
Coldplay - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 Highlights
- Chris Martin chats to Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zrz51.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zrz51.jpg2016-06-28T12:51:00.000ZFrom Glastonbury 2016 the headliners give us their thoughts.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zs03s
Chris Martin chats to Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe
- Trevor Nelson surveys the scenes as Coldplay close Glastonbury 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zmvb6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zmvb6.jpg2016-06-27T09:59:00.000ZTrevor Nelson, who has his first time at the festival, hosts Coldplay's record breaking fourth headlining set at Glastonbury.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zmvfv
Trevor Nelson surveys the scenes as Coldplay close Glastonbury 2016
- 'It's the equivalent of scoring a goal at Wembley'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zllqx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zllqx.jpg2016-06-27T02:40:00.000ZColdplay talk feeling at home at Glasto & how amazing it is to headline the Pyramid stagehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zllr9
'It's the equivalent of scoring a goal at Wembley'
- Chris Martin at The Brits: "I'm so happy All Saints are back!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03krn4r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03krn4r.jpg2016-02-25T20:00:00.000ZPlus Chris talks backlash from performing with Beyonce & Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl and "looking like a geography teacher."https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03kntw4
Chris Martin at The Brits: "I'm so happy All Saints are back!"
- Coldplay at Christmas: Chris and Jonny speak to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03c7nl4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03c7nl4.jpg2015-12-17T13:35:00.000ZChris Martin and Jonny Buckland from Coldplay chat to Radio 2's Jo Whiley about their new album and plans for Christmas ahead of their tour in the new year.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03ccpq2
Coldplay at Christmas: Chris and Jonny speak to Jo Whiley
- Coldplay: 'We wanted to make something colourful and joyful'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037byxn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037byxn.jpg2015-11-06T08:21:00.000ZColdplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland talk to Chris Evans about brand new musichttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03790vl
Coldplay: 'We wanted to make something colourful and joyful'
- Coldplay - Gone But Not F. Cottonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rzg3v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rzg3v.jpg2015-05-22T09:00:00.000ZColdplay wrote a song just for Fearne Cotton, on the occasion of her last show for Radio 1. Tears welling up over here, seriously.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02rwkdh
Coldplay - Gone But Not F. Cotton
- Coldplay - Post-gig interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dvbdz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dvbdz.jpg2014-12-10T11:52:00.000ZChris and Will from Coldplay catch up with Jo Whiley after their R2 In Concert performancehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzb4n
Coldplay - Post-gig interview
- LISTEN: In conversation with Chris Martin...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01y5rwb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01y5rwb.jpg2014-04-29T09:07:00.000ZChris Martin chats to Zane about Coldplay's new album & the personal themes behind ithttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01y5kzt
LISTEN: In conversation with Chris Martin...
- Coldplay chat with Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d47j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d47j.jpg2013-02-21T10:13:00.000ZColdplay, Winners of the best British Live Act, chat with Jo before the Brit Awards this year.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015d47l
Coldplay chat with Jo Whiley
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