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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist 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, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. 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 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 major markets.

The band have won 62 awards from 209 nominations throughout their career, including eight Brit Awards—winning Best British Group three times—five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 31 nominations. Coldplay have sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s. Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, The Secret Policeman's Ball, Sport Relief and the UK's Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Parachutes Coldplay 4.05 19
2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head Coldplay 4.05 16
2005 X&Y Coldplay 3.85 18
2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay 4.4 24
2011 Mylo Xyloto Coldplay 3.9 8
2014 Ghost Stories Coldplay 4.15 8
2015 A Head Full of Dreams Coldplay 4 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Best of You Coldplay 1
Coldplay 4 CD Catalogue Set Coldplay 1
Royal Philarmonic Orchestra Coldplay 1
That Hits Coldplay 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Live 2003 Coldplay 6
2009 LeftRightLeftRightLeft Coldplay 3.5 4
2012 Live 2012 Coldplay 5 6
2014 Ghost Stories Live 2014 Coldplay 4
2000-07-24: Maida Vale, London, UK Coldplay 1
2008-07-22: United Center, Chicago, IL, USA Coldplay 1
2008-07-23: United Center, Chicago, IL, USA Coldplay 1
2008-10-04: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium Coldplay 1
Live in Charlotte Coldplay 1
X & Y Live 2005 Coldplay 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Remixes Coldplay 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Brothers & Sisters Coldplay 3 5
2000 Shiver Coldplay 3
2000 Yellow Coldplay 4.5 2
2000 Trouble Coldplay 8
2001 Don't Panic Coldplay 5
2002 In My Place Coldplay 3
2002 The Scientist Coldplay 5 3
2002 Clocks Coldplay 5 13
2003 God Put a Smile Upon Your Face Coldplay 5 5
2005 Speed of Sound Coldplay 8
2005 Fix You Coldplay 4 4
2005 Talk Coldplay 11
2006 The Hardest Part Coldplay 2
2006 What If Coldplay 5 1
2007 White Shadows Coldplay 1
2008 Violet Hill Coldplay 4 4
2008 Viva la Vida Coldplay 4 6
2008 Lost! Coldplay 3
2008 Lhuna Coldplay 1
2008 Life in Technicolor ii Coldplay 5 7
2009 Strawberry Swing Coldplay 5 2
2010 Christmas Lights Coldplay 1
2011 Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall Coldplay 5 9
2011 Paradise Coldplay 4 6
2011 Charlie Brown Coldplay 5 2
2012 Princess of China Coldplay feat. Rihanna 3 5
2012 Up With the Birds / U.F.O. Coldplay 1
2012 Hurts Like Heaven Coldplay 4 1

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