Coldplay

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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. They consist of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish.

After independently releasing an extended play, Safety (1998), Coldplay signed with Parlophone in 1999. The band's debut album, Parachutes (2000), included their breakthrough single "Yellow" and received a Brit Award for British Album of the Year, a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album and a Mercury Prize nomination. Their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), won the same accolades and included the singles "The Scientist" and "Clocks", with the latter winning a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Noted for a troubled production, the band's third album X&Y (2005) was the best-selling of the year worldwide, an achievement later repeated its successor, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), which saw them explore new musical territory following the completion of what was considered a trilogy. It received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and their first Album of the Year nomination, while the title track became the first single by a British group to reach number-one in both the United Kingdom and United States in the 21st century.

Since then, Coldplay further diversified their sound with the subsequent releases Mylo Xyloto (2011), Ghost Stories (2014), A Head Full of Dreams (2015), Everyday Life (2019) and Music of the Spheres (2021). Each album presented a unique theme and added new musical styles to the band's original repertoire, including electronica, ambient, pop, R&B, funk, classical, jazz fusion, and progressive rock. They are also known for "euphoric" live performances, which NME said are when the band "come alive and make the most sense". To celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2018, a career-spanning documentary directed by Mat Whitecross was premiered at selected cinemas, featuring previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage.

With 100 million albums sold worldwide, Coldplay are the most successful band of the 21st century and one of the best-selling music acts of all time. According to Fuse, they are also the sixth-most awarded group in history. Other notable achievements include the sixth-highest-grossing tour of all time, three of the 50 highest-selling albums ever in the United Kingdom, the most number-one records in the country without ever missing the top, most nominations and wins for a band in Brit Awards history, and becoming the first British group to debut at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. Coldplay are considered one of the most influential bands of the 21st century as well, with Forbes describing them as the standard for the current alternative scene. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included A Rush of Blood to the Head on their "200 Definitive Albums" list and the single "Yellow" is part of their "Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll" exhibition for being one of the most successful and important recordings in the industry. In spite of their popularity and impact, Coldplay have earned a reputation as polarizing music icons.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000ParachutesColdplay4.126
2002A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay4.126
2005X&YColdplay4.128
2008Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsColdplay4.339
2011Mylo XylotoColdplay3.610
2014Ghost StoriesColdplay3.9514
2015A Head Full of DreamsColdplay3.215
2019Everyday LifeColdplay3.716
2021Music of the SpheresColdplay47

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2010Viva La Vida / X&YColdplay51
2012Coldplay 4 CD Catalogue SetColdplay51

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003Live 2003Coldplay413
2009LeftRightLeftRightLeftColdplay45
2012Live 2012Coldplay56
2014Ghost Stories Live 2014Coldplay2.54
20162016-06-26: Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, EnglandColdplay2
2018Live in Buenos AiresColdplay5
2018Love in TokyoColdplay3

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Brothers & SistersColdplay3.55
2000ShiverColdplay54
2000YellowColdplay4.254
2000TroubleColdplay410
2001Don’t PanicColdplay37
2002In My PlaceColdplay45
2002The ScientistColdplay55
2002ClocksColdplay514
2003God Put a Smile Upon Your FaceColdplay56
2005Speed of SoundColdplay59
2005MurderColdplay1
2005ProofColdplay1
2005Things I Don’t UnderstandColdplay1
2005Fix YouColdplay4.656
2005TalkColdplay514
2006The Hardest PartColdplay54
2006What IfColdplay51
2008Violet HillColdplay45
2008Viva la VidaColdplay47
2008Lost!Coldplay4
2008LhunaColdplay feat. Kylie Minogue51
2008Life in Technicolor iiColdplay58
2009Strawberry SwingColdplay52
2010Christmas LightsColdplay55
2011Every Teardrop Is a WaterfallColdplay3.511
2011ParadiseColdplay3.356
2011Charlie BrownColdplay54
2012Princess of ChinaColdplay & Rihanna35
2012Up With the Birds / U.F.O.Coldplay31
2012Hurts Like HeavenColdplay41
2014MagicColdplay42
2014MidnightColdplay56
2014A Sky Full of StarsColdplay56
2014True LoveColdplay51
2014InkColdplay51
2015Adventure of a LifetimeColdplay45
2015EverglowColdplay3
2016Hymn for the WeekendColdplay31
2016Up&UpColdplay51
2016A Head Full of DreamsColdplay1
2017Something Just Like ThisThe Chainsmokers & Coldplay32
2017HypnotisedColdplay52
2017All I Can Think About Is YouColdplay1
2017A L I E N SColdplay51
20172000 MilesColdplay21
2017Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasColdplay21
2019Orphans / ArabesqueColdplay8
2019Everyday LifeColdplay2
2019Champion of the WorldColdplay1
2019DaddyColdplay1
2020FlagsColdplay1
2021Higher PowerColdplay2
2021Higher Power (acoustic version)Coldplay2
2021ColoraturaColdplay1
2021Let Somebody GoColdplay & Selena Gomez5
2021My UniverseColdplay x BTS55
2022Spotify SinglesColdplay11
2022Let Somebody Go (Piano Version)Coldplay & Selena Gomez1
2022BiutyfulColdplay1

Single + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2007The Singles 1999–2006Coldplay4.351

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2013AtlasColdplay1
2014MiraclesColdplay1

Single + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2005Speed of SoundColdplay1
2005Fix YouColdplay1
2005Talk (live from Earls Court)Coldplay1
2009Lost+ / Viva la VidaColdplay feat. JAY‐Z1
2016Hymn for the Weekend (live from the BRITs)Coldplay1
2018Viva La Vida (live in Buenos Aires)Coldplay1
2018Fix You (live in Buenos Aires)Coldplay1
2018A Head Full of Dreams (live in Buenos Aires)Coldplay1
2020Champion of the World (live at NPR’s Tiny Desk)Coldplay1
2022Humankind (live in Mexico City)Coldplay1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003RemixesColdplay1
2016Hymn for the Weekend (Seeb Remix)Coldplay1
2016Hymn for the Weekend (Remix)Coldplay vs Alan Walker1
2016Up&Up (Freedo remix)Coldplay1
2017Something Just Like This (Tokyo remix)Coldplay & The Chainsmokers11
2018A Sky Full of Stars (CAJOR remix)Coldplay1
2019Orphans (Muzi remix)Coldplay1
2021Higher Power (ZHU Remix)Coldplay1
2021Higher Power (Tiësto Remix)Coldplay1
2021My Universe (SUGA’s remix)Coldplay x BTS51

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