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Coldplay

After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide. The group's emergence was perfectly timed; Radiohead had just released the overly cerebral Kid A, while Oasis had ditched two founding members and embraced psychedelic experimentation on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. U.K. audiences were hungry for a fresh-faced rock band with big aspirations and an even bigger sound, and Coldplay were more than happy to take the reins. Parachutes went multi-platinum in several countries and earned the band its first Grammy, but Coldplay continued to grow into the 2000s, topping their debut album's success with higher record sales and an increased public profile.

Chris Martin (vocals/piano), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Guy Berryman (bass) were all born into musical households. Martin, the eldest of five, began playing the piano as a young child and later took solace in the work of Tom Waits. Buckland, on the other hand, grew up with the heavy guitar sounds of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Scotland native Berryman preferred funk to indie rock, thereby leaving him to play bass, while multi-instrumentalist Champion didn't plan to be a drummer until he joined Coldplay's lineup. The bandmates came together in 1996 while attending the University College of London, and the Safety EP was issued shortly after their first gig at a Manchester festival for unsigned bands. The release only saw 500 pressings, as did the subsequent Brothers & Sisters EP. Nevertheless, it was enough to win the band a U.K. deal with Parlophone Records in April 1999, and the five-track Blue Room EP arrived that fall. With nods from the media, Coldplay were hailed as the next Travis, thanks to their simple acoustics and charming personas.

Parlophone ushered Coldplay into Parr St. Studios in Liverpool, where they recorded the bulk of their debut album. Parachutes was released in July 2000 and became a swift hit on the strength of four U.K. singles, several of which enjoyed popularity in America as well. With "Yellow" climbing the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, Parachutes was released in the U.S. in November, where its sales soon rivaled -- and eventually surpassed -- those in the U.K.

Riding on the strength of their universally popular debut, Coldplay headed back into the studio in fall 2001 to work on a sophomore album. They emerged with A Rush of Blood to the Head, releasing the album worldwide in August 2002 and embarking on a global concert tour soon after. "The Scientist" enjoyed regular radio rotation, while both "Clocks" and "In My Place" won Grammy Awards. The CD/DVD package Live 2003 was issued to highlight the group's popular tour, and Martin specifically earned a higher notch on the celebrity scale by marrying actress Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2003. Paltrow gave birth to the couple's daughter Apple the following April.

Fatherhood didn't stop Martin from working, as Coldplay began recording material for a third album within weeks. Previously recorded material with longtime producer Ken Nelson was scrapped early on, while Danton Supple (Morrissey, the Cure) joined Coldplay to complete the recording of X&Y. "Speed of Sound" marked Coldplay's first single from their long-awaited third effort in spring 2005; the album followed in June, topping charts around the world and selling more than eight million copies during its first year.

Such success put Coldplay on the same commercial level as U2, and Coldplay retreated to the studio in late 2006 to work with famed producer Brian Eno (who had teamed up with U2 several times in the past). Recording sessions with Eno were completed within one year, followed by several months of mixing and growing anticipation from the band's audience. Viva la Vida -- also known by its extended name, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends -- ultimately arrived in June 2008. Worldwide sales for the album had approached six million by November, when Coldplay released several new recordings (including a collaboration with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z) as part of the Prospekt's March EP.

Preceded by first single "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall," Coldplay's fifth studio album, 2011's Mylo Xyloto, was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson (the official press release adds "with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno"). Live 2012, the band's second concert film/recording, followed in 2012 after a hugely successful world tour, which included a special performance at the London Paralympics closing ceremony. Work began on their sixth album in late 2012 at their Bakery and Beehive studios in North London, where longtime producers Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson joined them for sessions. As the recording progressed, other producers, including Avicii and Timbaland, were brought in, making the resulting Ghost Stories quite different from its predecessors in that there were many producers instead of a handful.

Coldplay began promoting Ghost Stories in March 2014, two months prior to its May release, playing a showcase concert held during the 2014 South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Around the time of the concert, it was revealed that Martin was separating from his wife. This news was counterbalanced by the announcement Martin was going to act as an advisor on the U.S. series of singing competition The Voice. Additional television duties for the band included a concert called Coldplay: Ghost Stories on NBC -- the same network that aired The Voice -- aired on May 18, the Sunday prior to the release of Ghost Stories. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Track List: Atlas (Single)

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Track List: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Radio Single)

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Track List: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - EP

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Track List: Magic (Single)

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Track List: Midnight (Giorgio Moroder Remix) (Single)

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Track List: Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix) (Single)

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kookoocolors
Love this song so much! The movie too!
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This song makes me wanna cry!!
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drew.sell10
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Best. Song ever
you know that not true marisaem357
marisaem357
1 kiss your left hand
2 say your crush's name
3 close your hand
4 pick a school day
5 say your name
5 post this on 15 different songs and the day you pick your crush will ask you out
Hi I love t this song
Girl do u think I'm pretty?
Boy- No
Girl- do u like me
Boy- No
Girl- wld u cry if I walked away
Boy- no
Girl- *walks away*
Boy- *grabs her arm* ur not pretty ur beautiful I don't like u I love u wouldn't cry if u walked away I would die *kisses girl*
THE END
#cutelovesto r y :D Folow me And ill follow back
I don't listen to Coldplay but I love all their songs so dreamy and gloomy. @judaeaflame 5 4 ... -_-'
@rebekahauto m n fail
Honestly Coldplay is the best band ever. I can tell that they are spiritual musicians. All of there songs are just perfect. They are all very talented. There music speaks to people. I hope that they continue to make more and more beautiful, and wonderful songs. They have come so far. And i would really love to go to one of their concerts. That would just be amazing. I would love to meet them. That would be the best dayyyy ever. They are very Blessed and different from others. In a good way.
VIVA LA VIDA IS AWESOME!!!
how do u get the station as a station?
kotz.liza
Copy and paste on 10 songs you will have the best day of your life Tomorrow you will either be asked out or kissed if you break this chain you will see a dead girl in your room tonight in the next 53 minutes someone will either say I love you or I'm sorry
Oh the memories
christopher_ t o l e r
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#Coldplay :)
BEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! My total fave!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! #Awesomeness
"I nvr meant to cause u trouble; I nvr meant to do u wrong..."
I love you
stefanianton
Yaaaaaaaaaaa a ! ! ! ! ! ! COLDPLAY!!!!
★★★★★
anisbnana
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I love you Coldplay
I love this song.
Love coldplay ❤
Then go onto the computer and search u will die then somebody will die
Leave a minecraft song
Ok they don't just do violins they do lots of stuff!!!!!!!
... These people just do violins but I play a cello and���������
This is my favorite song
Same, it's a great downer into upper. Also gets me sorta pumped and gives me an understandin g feeling... Can't explain it but this is great
I like this song when I'm down this makes me feel better
I love the sound of this song
Coldplay good band
marillaflynn
Kiss your left hand Post this on another song Your crush will kiss you tomorrow
Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed in the nearest Friday by the love of you're like however if you don't post this you will die in days now you have started reading this so don't stop This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes when done press f6 and you're lovers name will appear on the screen big letters this is so scary because it actually works
You cant
This is not fake apparently if you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either be asked out or kissed if you break this chain you will see a little girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will either i love you or I'm sorry
bruh
kiss ur left hand say ur crush name pick a school day say ur name and repost
cool song
ngjones98
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post 5 times
Look under your pillow
ngjones98
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post 5 times
Look under your pillow
ngjones98
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post 5 times
Look under your pillow
ngjones98
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post 5 times
Look under your pillow
ngjones98
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post 5 times
Look under your pillow
ngjones98
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post 5 times
Look under your pillow
dont read this because this actually works. you will be kissed by your lover on the nearest friday. tomorrow will be the best day of your life. now that you are reading this dont stop. post this on 5 songs in 143 minuites. then press f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters. this is so scary it actually worksdont read this because this actually works
these dudes are AWESOME!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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