Coldplay

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Members: Chris Martin

British act Coldplay's signature brand of melodic, dreamlike pop-rock made them one of the biggest music acts of the 2000s, with numerous chart-topping albums and a slew of major music awards to their name in less than two decades. Singer Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland formed the band in 1996 while both were students at University College London. The duo added percussionist Will Champion and bassist Guy Berryman to perform at local clubs and adopted "Coldplay" as its permanent moniker. They signed with Fierce Panda Records to release the EP Brothers and Sisters the following year. Upon completion of their schooling in early 1999, the band members signed a five-album deal with Parlophone Records, which began with their EP Blue Room. A single, "Bigger, Stronger," earned airplay on BBC 1, which led to their first full-length album, Parachutes, in 2000. Its debut single, "Shiver," rose to No. 35 on the UK singles chart, but its follow-up, "Yellow," became their first Top 5 UK Single, as well as their first entry on the U.S. Billboard 100. The success of "Yellow" helped to propel Parachutes to the top of the UK Albums chart, and paved the way for their slow-building popularity in America. By 2002, Parachutes had reached double-platinum sales status in the U.S. and earned Coldplay its first Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. By this time, the band had already released its second album in the UK: A Rush of Blood to the Head debuted at No. 1 on the English albums chart and eventually sold over 2.4 million copies, while in America, the album marked their first entry into the Top 5 on the Billboard 100. Blood would later earn three Grammys, including Record of the Year for the single "Clocks." After taking a break for much of 2004, Coldplay issued their third album, X&Y (2005), which became the best-selling album of that year with worldwide sales of more than 8 million, and the third fastest-selling album in UK chart history. Live dates at most of the major world music festivals, including Coachella and Live 8, kept the band busy until 2006, when they recorded their fourth LP, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends with Brian Eno as producer. Upon its release in 2008, the album was another global bestseller, as well as the most downloaded album in digital music history up to that point. It would earn Coldplay three more Grammys, including Song of the Year for its title track, and Best Rock Album. They spent much of the next three years touring and recording their fifth album, a concept LP called Mylo Xyloto that hinged on a dystopian storyline. Though critical response was mixed, Coldplay continued to experience extraordinary worldwide sales, while the tech-heavy tour was the fourth highest-grossing live show of 2012. The massive worldwide tour was followed by a much smaller jaunt to promote their sixth album, the subdued Ghost Stories (2014); during this period, Martin was the subject of tabloid interest due to his divorce from actress Gwyneth Paltrow and brief relationship with actress Jennifer Lawrence. Though the band played just six shows around the globe to promote the album, it still topped the charts in the U.S. and U.K. and netted two Grammy nominations. Following the release of their seventh album, A Headful of Dreams (2015)--which Martin claimed might be their final release as a group--the band performed at the 2016 Super Bowl, joined by Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.

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Coldplay - Music Of The Spheres: Live At River Plate

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Guest Curator: Shawn Mendes

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Coldplay: When I Need a Friend (Lyric Video)

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Coldplay: Trouble in Town (Lyric Video)

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Coldplay: Sunrise (Lyric Video)

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Coldplay: Church (Lyric Video)

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Coldplay: Eko (Lyric Video)

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Coldplay: Old Friends (Lyric Video)

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Capital's Jingle Bell Ball

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Dinner Party

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Viva La Vida

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Choice Dance

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Coldplay: Fix You (Live at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, 2017)

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Coldplay: Clocks

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The Chainsmokers Feat. Coldplay: Something Just Like This (Live At The Brits)

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Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams

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2015 American Music Awards

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The iHeartradio Music Festival - Night 1

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MSNBC Special: The 4th Annual Global Citizen Festival: A Concert to End Extreme Poverty

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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend

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The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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Coldplay: Hymn for the Weekend

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A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney

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iHeartradio Music Festival Night 1

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Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014

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Coldplay: A Sky Full Of Stars

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Glastonbury

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Coldplay: A Sky Full Of Stars

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Coldplay: Yellow (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: Live From Tokyo

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Coldplay: Live 2012

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Coldplay Feat. Jay-Z: Lost

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Coldplay Feat. Rihanna: Princess of China (Behind the Scenes)

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Coldplay: Charlie Brown

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Coldplay: Hurts Like Heaven

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Coldplay: Paradise (Live)

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Coldplay: Us Against the World

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Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special

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Oxegen Festival 2011

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The Jonathan Ross ShowStream

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Coldplay: Live From Glastonbury

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Coldplay: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

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Coldplay Feat. Rihanna: Princess of China

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Coldplay: Paradise

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Coldplay: Talk (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: Charlie Brown (Live)

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Coldplay: Viva La Vida (Anton Corbijn Version)

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Coldplay: Live at iTunes Festival

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Coldplay: Christmas Lights

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Coldplay: It's Christmas

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Coldplay Feat. Holidays: Christmas Lights

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Coldplay: Live in London

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Coldplay Feat Jay-Z: Viva La Vida (Live)

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Coldplay: Lost/Viva La Vida

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X Factor

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Coldplay: Lovers In Japan

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Coldplay: Lost!

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Coldplay: Viva La Vida

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Coldplay: Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love

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Coldplay: Life in Technicolor

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Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

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Coldplay: Viva La Vida

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Coldplay: The Scientist

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The Graham Norton ShowStream

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Coldplay: Speed of Sound (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: Til Kingdom Come (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: Fix You (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: Square One (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: Fix You

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The Colbert Report

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Coldplay: Fix You

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Coldplay: Talk

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Coldplay: X&Y (Live)

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Coldplay: Clocks (Live From Austin City Limits)

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Coldplay: The Hardest Part

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Coldplay: Shiver

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Coldplay Live 2003

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Coldplay: Clocks

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Coldplay: In My Place

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Coldplay: God Put a Smile Upon Your Face

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Coldplay: The Scientist

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Coldplay: Yellow

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Coldplay: Don't Panic

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Coldplay: Trouble

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The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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