Coldplay
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1996-09
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Coldplay

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.

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Coldplay Performances & Interviews


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Clocks
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Clocks
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Paradise
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Paradise
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Adventure Of A Lifetime
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Adventure Of A Lifetime
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Fix You
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Fix You
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Viva La Vida
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Viva La Vida
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Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
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Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
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Up & Up
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Up & Up
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A Sky Full Of Stars
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A Sky Full Of Stars
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God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
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God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
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Miracles (Someone Special)
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Miracles (Someone Special)
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Yellow
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Yellow
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Speed Of Sound
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Speed Of Sound
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Hymn For The Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
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Hymn For The Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This
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Something Just Like This
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Everything's Not Lost
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Everything's Not Lost
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2016
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2016-06-26T17:34:05
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2016
Glastonbury: 2016

Glastonbury: 2016

21:30
Worthy Farm, Pilton
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2016
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Powderham Castle, Exeter
2016-05-29T17:34:05
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2016
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2016

Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2016

Powderham Castle, Exeter
BBC Music Awards: 2014
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Earl's Court, London
2014-12-11T17:34:05
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Dec
2014
BBC Music Awards: 2014

BBC Music Awards: 2014

Earl's Court, London
Radio 2 In Concert: Coldplay
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London
2014-12-08T17:34:05
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Dec
2014
Radio 2 In Concert: Coldplay

Radio 2 In Concert: Coldplay

20:00
London
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014
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Glasgow
2014-05-24T17:34:05
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2014
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014

Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014

Glasgow

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