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. On 12th October 2018, the band announced the release of a documentary A Head Full Of Dreams, covering the band's twenty years in the industry. Directed by Matt Whitecross, it features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, as well as a ton of archival footage.

Alongside the release of the film, which will be available for Australia on Amazon Prime, the band is releasing three exclusive live songs. They include a performance of ‘Don’t Panic’ in Paris, a performance of ‘Us Against The World’ in Leipzig and their cover of ‘Stayin Alive’ at Glastonbury, with help of Bee Gees lead singer Barry Gibb.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 KROQ Kevin & Bean: Swallow My Eggnog Various Artists 1
2002 Maybe This Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 KROQ Kevin & Bean: Fo' Shizzle St. Nizzle Various Artists 1
2004 Christmastime in the 909 Kevin & Bean 1
2004 Play It Loud (2004) Various Artists 1
2006 Without Some Help Alpha 1
2006 Rhythms del Mundo: Cuba Rhythms del Mundo 2 5
2006 'Whats The Story Brixton Glory' Big Narstie 1
2007 Top Gear: The Best Driving Songs Various Artists 1
2008 Just Great Songs Various Artists 1
2009 War Child: Heroes Various Artists 5
2010 Rhythms del Mundo: Revival Rhythms del Mundo 5 1
2011 Pocketless Souls Je'kob 1
2011 When Words Fade: Night Songs for Piano Duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe 1
2012 MNM Summerclub On The Road Various Artists 1
2012 Until Now Swedish House Mafia 5
2013 Now That's What I Call Love Songs Various Artists 1
2013 The Best of War Child Various Artists 1
2014 Prayer Robin Schulz 5
2014 Extended Prayer Robin Schulz 2
2014 Humo Selecteert Het Beste Uit 2014 Various Artists 1
2015 Het beste uit radio1 classics 100 volume 2 Various Artists 1
2015 Hakuna Matoma Matoma 1
2016 Now That’s What I Call No. 1 Hits Various Artists 1
2016 NOW That’s What I Call a Workout 2017 Various Artists 2
2017 Memories…Do Not Open The Chainsmokers 5
2017 Your Songs: The All Time Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2018 Bravo 100 Hits: Das Beste aus 100 Bravo Hits Various Artists 1
“Challah” Twins Samantha & Mark Ronson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Now That’s What I Call Music! 46 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 1
2000 The Dead Cheap Fierce Panda Sampler Various Artists 1
2000 Q Awards: The Album Various Artists 1
2000 Now That’s What I Call Music! 47 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 3
2000 Rock FM Tunes Various Artists 1
2000 Contender for the Record of the Year 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Humo: Alle 2000 Goed Various Artists 1
2000 Oorgasm 4 Various Artists 1
2000 Pepsi Chart 2001 Various Artists 1
2000 Technics Mercury Music Prize Various Artists 1
2000 TMF Rockzone 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Big Day Out Bix: Tasty Assorted 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Reloaded 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Alternative Moments Various Artists 1
2001 Brit Awards 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 New Woman 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Fast Forward Eins Various Artists 5 1
2001 Absolute Music 36 Various Artists 3 1
2001 Now That’s What I Call Music! 6 (USA) Various Artists 1
2001 Indie 2000, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
2001 Now That’s What I Call Music! 48 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 3
2001 The Album Various Artists 1
2001 Zen2 Various Artists 1
2001 Glorious Various Artists 1
2001 Clubbed Out, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2001 The Chillout Various Artists 2
2001 Modern Sound Files: The Other Side of Music Various Artists 1
2001 The Best Summer Holiday 2001... Ever! Various Artists 1
2001 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 8 Various Artists 3 1
2001 Alternative Moments II Various Artists 4 1
2001 Absolute Acoustic Rock Various Artists 1
2001 Q: Anthems Various Artists 1
2001 Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Best of Alternative & Nu Rock Various Artists 1
2001 Alternative Moments Various Artists 1
2001 Pure Chillout Various Artists 1
2001 The Album, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 38º Festivalbar 2001: Compilation rossa Various Artists 1
2001 100% Hits Winter 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 100% Hits, Volume 33 Various Artists 1
2001 2001: A Sound Odyssey Various Artists 1
2001 A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 FM4 Soundselection: 6 Various Artists 1
2001 Humo: Alle 2001 Goed Various Artists 1
2001 Lazy Sunday Various Artists 3
2001 Lazy Sunday 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Now 4 Various Artists 1
2001 Now That's What I Call Music! 8 (New Zealand) Various Artists 1
2001 Now That's What I Call Music! 30 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
2001 Now That’s What I Call Music! 29 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
2001 Now!6 Various Artists 1
2001 Pop 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Pure Lounge Various Artists 1
2001 Reloaded 3 Various Artists 1
2001 ROCK DA PLACE Various Artists 1
2001 Spin This! Various Artists 1
2001 Star Lounge 2001 Collection Various Artists 1
2001 Teen Spirit Various Artists 2
2001 The New Pepsi Chart Album Various Artists 1
2001 This Is Alice Music, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2001 Top of the Pops 2001, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Big Day Out 2002: Discrespective Various Artists 1
2002 Reloaded 4 Various Artists 1
2002 Absolute Love 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Brit Awards 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Crossing All Over! Nu Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
2002 The Album, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2002 Ultra.Chilled 02 Various Artists 1
2002 21st Century Lullabies: We Live in a Beautiful World Various Artists 1
2002 Chillout 2002: The Ultimate Chillout Various Artists 1
2002 Pepsi: More Music, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 The Album, Volume 4 Various Artists 1

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