Coldplay_World_Friends
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Coldplay;
are a British alternative Rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin,lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London.After they formed Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member.The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998,before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.
They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000, Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002),multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, though some critics felt that it was inferior to its predecessor. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released again to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. On 24 October 2011, they released their fifth studio album,topped the charts in over 34 countries, and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011.
The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including seven Brit Awards—winning Best British Group three times, five MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards from twenty six nominations. Coldplay have sold over 55 million records worldwide. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s.
Labels; EMI, Parlophone, Capitol, Fierce Panda
Associated acts; Apparatjik, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Jay-Z
Website;www.coldplay.com
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