Coldplay

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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 have won 107 awards from 252 nominations throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, seven MTV Europe Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 32 nominations. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Three albums, Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, and X&Y, are among the best-selling albums in UK chart history. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s. Coldplay have supported various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. They have also performed at charity projects including Band Aid 20, Live 8, Global Citizen Festival, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, One Love Manchester, The Secret Policeman's Ball, Sport Relief and the UK Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Parachutes Coldplay 4.15 21
2000 Parachutes Coldplay 1
2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head Coldplay 4.1 19
2005 X&Y Coldplay 3.8 23
2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay 4.45 28
2011 Mylo Xyloto Coldplay 3.8 10
2014 Ghost Stories Coldplay 3.8 12
2015 A Head Full of Dreams Coldplay 3.65 10

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Coldplay 4 CD Catalogue Set Coldplay 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Live 2003 Coldplay 9
2009 LeftRightLeftRightLeft Coldplay 3.5 5
2012 Live 2012 Coldplay 5 6
2014 Ghost Stories Live 2014 Coldplay 4

Single

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 6
2002 In My Place Coldplay 4 3
2002 The Scientist Coldplay 5 3
2002 Clocks Coldplay 5 13
2003 God Put a Smile Upon Your Face Coldplay 5 5
2003 2000 Miles Coldplay 1
2005 Speed of Sound Coldplay 5 8
2005 Fix You Coldplay 4.5 5
2005 Talk Coldplay 5 12
2006 The Hardest Part Coldplay 5 2
2006 What If Coldplay 5 1
2008 Violet Hill Coldplay 4 4
2008 Viva la Vida Coldplay 4 6
2008 Lost! Coldplay 3
2008 Lhuna Coldplay feat. Kylie Minogue 5 1
2008 Life in Technicolor ii Coldplay 5 7
2009 Strawberry Swing Coldplay 5 2
2010 Christmas Lights Coldplay 5 2
2011 Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall Coldplay 5 11
2011 Paradise Coldplay 4.5 6
2011 Charlie Brown Coldplay 5 4
2012 Princess of China Coldplay & Rihanna 2.35 5
2012 Up With the Birds / U.F.O. Coldplay 3 1
2012 Hurts Like Heaven Coldplay 4 1
2014 Magic Coldplay 4 2
2014 Midnight Coldplay 5 6
2014 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 5 6
2014 True Love Coldplay 5 1
2014 Ink Coldplay 5 1
2015 Adventure of a Lifetime Coldplay 4 2
2015 Everglow Coldplay 3
2016 Hymn for the Weekend Coldplay 3 1
2016 Up&Up Coldplay 5 1
2016 A Head Full of Dreams Coldplay 1
2017 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 5 3
2017 Hypnotised Coldplay 2
2017 All I Can Think About Is You Coldplay 1
2017 A L I E N S Coldplay 5 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The Singles 1999–2006 Coldplay 3 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Lost+ / Viva la Vida Coldplay 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Hymn for the Weekend (Seeb Remix) Coldplay 1
2016 Up&Up (Freedo Remix) Coldplay 1
2017 Something Just Like This (Tokyo remix) Coldplay & The Chainsmokers 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Atlas Coldplay 1
2014 Miracles Coldplay 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Safety EP Coldplay 2 1
1999 The Blue Room E.P. Coldplay 2.5 4
2001 Mince Spies Coldplay 2
2008 Prospekt's March EP Coldplay 4.4 14
2017 Kaleidoscope EP Coldplay 5
Parachutes (Bonus EP) Coldplay 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Trouble: Norwegian Live EP Coldplay 3 2
2011 iTunes Festival: London 2011 Coldplay 4
2011 UNSTAGED: Live in Madrid Coldplay 2
2016 Live from Spotify London Coldplay 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 2005-05-06: MTV2 Secret Gig Coldplay 1
2005 2005-06-25: Glastonbury Festival Coldplay 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Remixes Coldplay 1

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