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), was produced by Brian Eno and released to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st 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 to positive reviews. In May 2014, they released their sixth album, Ghost Stories, which also received mixed to positive 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 85 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 NME Presents: The Essential Bands (2005) Various Artists 1
2005 Alternative Times, Volume 67 Various Artists 1
2005 99x Live X 10 Various Artists 1
2005 Alternative Times, Volume 60 Various Artists 1
2005 Dave Fanning's Fab 50 Various Artists 1
2005 De Beste Pop Klassiekers Various Artists 1
2005 Donna Hit Club: Best of 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Glastonbury Anthems: The Best of Glastonbury 1994-2004 Various Artists 1
2005 Happy Holidays from KBCO Various Artists 1
2005 Humo's Top 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Il Volo nuovo Various Artists 1
2005 Indie Pop Rock 2005 – Best News Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Legends Gabriel & Dresden 1
2005 Mega Top 50 Various Artists 1
2005 Now 13 Various Artists 1
2005 Now 40 Various Artists 1
2005 Now That's What I Call Music! 40 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
2005 Now That's What I Call Music! 41 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
2005 Now That’s What I Call Music! 13 (Denmark) Various Artists 1
2005 The Alternative Album, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Acoustic Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 2
2005 The Best Acoustic Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
2005 The Best of Now: Tenth Anniversary Collection Various Artists 1
2005 The Most Beautiful Piano Music Ever Various Artists 1
2006 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, February 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 2006 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 1
2006 Radio 538 Hitzone 34 Various Artists 1
2006 Sunday Morning Songs Various Artists 1
2006 The Braun MTV Eurochart 2006, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2006 NRJ Music Awards 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Brit Awards 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Promo Only: Alternative Club, March 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Beats, Remixes, and a Side of Mash Ups AmpLive 1
2006 Ö3 Greatest Hits 33 Various Artists 1
2006 The Dome, Volume 37 Various Artists 1
2006 The Alternative Album, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2006 Pure Voices 7 Various Artists 1
2006 L'Album Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Pure Acoustic Various Artists 2
2006 Now That’s What I Call Music! 63 (UK) Various Artists 2 1
2006 The Bands 06 Various Artists 1
2006 ThriveMix02 Vic Latino 1
2006 Radio 538 Hitzone 36 Various Artists 1
2006 Just the Best 55 Various Artists 1
2006 Now 14 Various Artists 1
2006 The Dome: Summer 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Lazy Sunday Various Artists 1
2006 The Acoustic Album Various Artists 1
2006 L'Album Rock, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2006 Now! 11 Various Artists 1
2006 BBC Radio 2 Presents the Playlist Various Artists 1
2006 Herzberührt 02 Various Artists 1
2006 The Ultimate Bands: The Classic Anthems Various Artists 1
2006 Best of 2006 (Germany) Various Artists 1
2006 100% Hits: The Best of 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Absolute Music 54 Various Artists 3 1
2006 After Midnight: 34 Laidback Tracks Various Artists 1
2006 Cafe del Mar: World Songs Various Artists 1
2006 Essential Bands Various Artists 1
2006 Festivalbar 2006: Compilation rossa Various Artists 1
2006 Humo's Top 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Mega Top 50 2006 Various Artists 4 1
2006 Monsters of Rock Various Artists 1
2006 Now Autumn 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Now Dance Summer 06 (2006) Various Artists 1
2006 Now Music, Volume 16 Various Artists 1
2006 NOW Summer 2007 Various Artists 1
2006 Now That's What I Call Music! 42 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
2006 Now That's What I Call Music! 43 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
2006 Now Winter 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Rock & Pop Remixed, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2006 Rock Festival 2006 Various Artists 1
2007 Just Great Songs Various Artists 2
2007 1 Various Artists 2
2007 Top Gear Anthems Various Artists 2
2007 Triple J: Live at the Wireless: From the Vaults, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 10 Jahre gute Musik Various Artists 1
2007 The Songs Various Artists 1
2007 Luftkastellet 5 Various Artists 1
2007 Herzberührt 03 Various Artists 1
2007 WDR 200: Die Hits der besten Alben Various Artists 1
2007 Just Great Songs Two Various Artists 1
2007 Top Gear: Seriously Cool Driving Music Various Artists 2
2007 The Ultimate Workout Mix Various Artists 2
2007 1 Various Artists 4 1
2007 3FM Presents Serious Music 2007 Various Artists 1
2007 25 lat listy przebojów Trójki: 2001 Various Artists 1
2007 Best in Lounge: Vocal Bliss Various Artists 1
2007 Kiss FM: La mejor música Various Artists 1
2007 Lazy Sunday 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Los Nº 1 de los 40 Principales Various Artists 2
2007 The Best Rock Ballads... Ever! Various Artists 1
2007 Vibe: Sounds to Relive & Renew Various Artists 1
2008 NOW TV Hits Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: The Best of 40 Shots of Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 2000 Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 2002 Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 2005 Various Artists 1
2008 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, June 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 Alternative Times, Volume 94 Various Artists 1

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