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 34 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 RatingReleases
2000 Parachutes 4.15 21
2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head 4.1 19
2005 X&Y 3.8 23
2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 4.45 28
2011 Mylo Xyloto 3.8 10
2014 Ghost Stories 3.8 12
2015 A Head Full of Dreams 3.65 11

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Without Parachutes 3 1
2003 A Rush of B-Sides to Your Head (Bootleg) 3 2
2005 Greatest Hits 4 4
2005 Greatest Hits 1
2006 After After Before 1
2006 Castles 2 1
2010 Viva La Vida / X & Y 1
2012 Coldplay 4 CD Catalogue Set 1
2014 Greatest Hits 4 1
2014 That Hits 1
2015 A Head Full of Dreams / Instrumentals 1
2015 B‐Sides & Rarities 1
2018 Greatest Songs 1
B-Sides 1
Best of You 1
Life Is for Living 2
Songs for the One I Love 1
The Singles 1999 - 2008 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Blue Eyes 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 2001-02-13: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
2003 2003-02-09: Phoenix, AZ, USA 1
2003 Live 2003 9
2003 Radio Eins Live 1
2006 2006-02-13: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK 1
2006 Live in Toronto 2006 1
2009 LeftRightLeftRightLeft 3.5 5
2009 2009-07-19: Stripped Acoustic Session, Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood, CA, USA 1
2011 2011-06-25: Glastonbury Festival 2011 1
2012 Live 2012 5 6
2014 Ghost Stories Live 2014 4
2018 Live in Buenos Aires 1
2000-07-10: HMV, Oxford Street, London, UK 1
2000-07-24: Maida Vale, London, UK 1
2000-10-25: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK 1
2000-11-05: Crossing Borders Festival: Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
2002-06-26: Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands 1
2002-06-28: Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK 1
2002-07-15: EinsLive, Cologne, Germany 1
2002-08-12: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA 2
2002-08-27: Olympia, Paris, France 1
2002-08-27: One Night in Paris 1
2002-08-27: Paris, France 1
2002-08-29: Forum, London, UK 1
2002-11-05: Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1
2002: Glastonbury, UK 1
2003-01-28: Houston, TX, USA 1
2003-01-28: Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX, USA 1
2003-02-25: Montréal, QC, Canada 1
2003-04-05: Sporthalle, Böblingen, Germany 1
2003-06-03: Cox Arena, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA 1
2003-07-20: Byron Bay, Australia 1
2003-07-22: Horden Pavillion, Sydney, Australia 1
2005-03-12: Universal City, CA, USA 1
2005-04-30: Coachella, CA, USA 1
2005-06-25: Glastonbury, UK 1
2005-07-10: Festivalgelände Pielachtal, Hofstetten-Grünau, Austria 1
2005-07-13: Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland 1
2005-09-25: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX, USA 1
2005-11-23: Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon, Portugal 1
2005-12-09: Austin, TX, USA 1
2006-02-03: MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA 1
2008-07-22: United Center, Chicago, IL, USA 1
2008-07-23: United Center, Chicago, IL, USA 1
2008-10-04: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium 1
Coldplay Live Leak on MTV 1
Crossing Borders, Volume 3 1
Live at Cardiff 1
Live at T-In the Park 1
Live in Charlotte 1
London 2001 & Radio Sessions 1
Unplugged 1
Unplugged 1
X & Y Live 2005 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
The Remixes 2

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Brothers & Sisters 3.5 5
2000 Shiver 4 3
2000 Yellow 4 2
2000 Trouble 3 8
2001 Don't Panic 2 6
2002 In My Place 4 3
2002 The Scientist 4.65 4
2002 Clocks 4.75 13
2003 God Put a Smile Upon Your Face 4 5
2003 2000 Miles 1
2005 Speed of Sound 5 8
2005 Murder 4 1
2005 Proof 1
2005 Things I Don’t Understand 1
2005 Fix You 4.5 5
2005 Talk 5 12
2006 The Hardest Part 5 2
2006 What If 5 1
2008 Violet Hill 4 4

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