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Coldplay

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. They consist of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish. After releasing Safety EP independently in 1998, the band signed with Parlophone during the next year. Their debut album, Parachutes (2000), included the breakthrough hit "Yellow" and received a Brit Award for British Album of the Year, a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, as well as a Mercury Prize nomination. Their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), won the same accolades while also spawning the singles "Clocks" and "The Scientist", with the former winning a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The band's third album, X&Y (2005), was the best-selling of the year worldwide, topping the charts of over 30 countries. On Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), Coldplay achieved the distinction once again and explored new musical territory following the completion of what they considered a trilogy. It earned them a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and their first Album of the Year nomination, while title track "Viva la Vida" marked the first time a British group went number-one in both the United Kingdom and United States in the 21st century. Since then, Coldplay further diversified their sound with subsequent albums Mylo Xyloto (2011), Ghost Stories (2014), A Head Full of Dreams (2015), Everyday Life (2019) and Music of the Spheres (2021).

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Coldplay discography

British rock band Coldplay have released nine studio albums, six live albums, six compilations, four video albums, 16 extended plays, 37 singles, 14 promotional singles, three charity singles and 62 music videos. According to Parlophone, as of May 2021, their first eight albums have sold over a combined total of 100 million copies worldwide, making them the most successful band of the 21st century and one of the best-selling artists of all time. They are also the act with most number-one albums in the United Kingdom without ever missing the top, achieving ten million-selling singles in the country as well. Meanwhile, Nielsen SoundScan reported that the band sold over 18.2 million albums and 33.6 million songs in the United States.In 1998, Coldplay made available independently their first ever release, Safety EP. During the next year, the band signed with Parlophone, releasing The Blue Room EP and "Brothers & Sisters", which debuted at number 92 in the UK Singles Chart. In March 2000, they released "Shiver" as the lead single for Parachutes. It was their first song to enter the Top 40 and got followed by "Yellow", which peaked at number four and is considered their breakthrough hit. On 10 July 2000, the album was released to immediate success domestically, in New Zealand and Australia. Eventually, it also turned into a sleeper hit record in countries such as France, Germany, Italy and the United States. As of 2020, Parachutes have sold over 13 million copies worldwide. The band's second studio album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, was released on 26 August 2002 and experienced much stronger sales in comparison to its predecessor, topping the charts of 11 countries around the world.

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Everyday Life (Coldplay album)

Everyday Life is the eighth studio album by British rock band Coldplay. It was released on 22 November 2019 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and Atlantic Records in the United States. It is a double album released as a single CD, with the first half titled Sunrise and the other Sunset. The release coincided with Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan, in which performances of each half of the album were live streamed from the Citadel in Amman, Jordan, at sunrise and sunset, respectively. Many returning producers and collaborators joined the band's efforts including Rik Simpson, Dan Green, Bill Rahko, Davide Rossi, and Emily Lazar.Speculation about the album's existence persisted since their previous record, A Head Full of Dreams, as rumours circulated that Coldplay would disband. It is the first album by the band to feature profanity (on the tracks "Trouble in Town", "Arabesque" and "Guns") and is also their second studio album, after Ghost Stories (2014), not to be supported by a major worldwide tour.Everyday Life received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its experimental alt rock direction, the shift to politically charged lyrics, and varied song styles in contrast to their old roots with albums like Parachutes and Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. However, others felt that the album lacked thematic consistency. Commercially, Everyday Life earned the band their eighth consecutive number-one album on the UK Albums Chart and their seventh top-ten album on the Billboard 200 in the US. The album was supported by four overall singles: "Orphans" and "Arabesque" in October 2019, "Everyday Life" in November 2019 and "Champion of the World" in February 2020. At the 63rd Grammy Awards the album garnered two nominations: Best Recording Package and Album of the Year, marking the band's second nomination in the latter category and their first since Viva la Vida.

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Ghost Stories (Coldplay album)

Ghost Stories is the sixth studio album by British rock band Coldplay. Co-produced by the band with Paul Epworth along with returning Mylo Xyloto producers Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, it was released by Parlophone on 16 May 2014. The album was released by Atlantic Records in North America on 19 May 2014. It is the first album by the band in North America under Atlantic, after Coldplay were transferred from Capitol Records in 2013, following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012, which required the sale of Parlophone to Warner Music Group. The album was recorded by the band throughout 2013 and 2014 at the band's purpose-built home studios in London, England, and in Los Angeles. It features guest producers Avicii, Timbaland and Madeon, and the band's frequent collaborator Jon Hopkins. It was heavily promoted by the band and Parlophone in the lead-up to its release, with an accompanying prime time TV special, a visual album, and a special six-date promotional tour of the album, as well as various appearances on television and radio. The album was further promoted by five overall singles: "Magic", the lead single, released in March; "Midnight", released in April; "A Sky Full of Stars", released in May; "True Love", released in August; and "Ink", released in October. It was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 57th Grammy Awards. At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards it was named Top Rock Album.

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List of songs recorded by Coldplay

British rock band Coldplay have recorded over 175 songs throughout their career. They were formed in London by Chris Martin (lead vocals, piano), Jonny Buckland (guitar), Guy Berryman (bass guitar), Will Champion (drums, percussion) and Phil Harvey (creative direction). With exception of the latter, all members are equally credited as songwriters of each track. They explored many music styles as the years went by, developing a sound that is considered alternative rock, alternative pop, pop rock, post-Britpop, soft rock, and pop. The band released two extended plays in the late 1990s, Safety (1998) and The Blue Room (1999), with both having characteristics of dream pop that settled them apart from future releases.Their debut album, Parachutes, was then released in July 2000. Berryman described it as "a quiet, polite record", with Scottish band Travis and American singer Jeff Buckley serving as primary influences. It drew comparisons to Oasis and Radiohead as well, showing Coldplay's alternative rock side with moody, atmospheric songs ("Don't Panic", "Shiver" and "Yellow"). Two years later, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) was made available, being noted for having more guitar-driven ("God Put a Smile upon Your Face", "A Whisper") and piano-driven ("Clocks", "The Scientist") tracks than its predecessor.Meanwhile, X&Y (2005) kept the same style, but with the addition of electronic influences and extensive use of synthesizers, having a grander scale in terms of both sound and existential themes. Lyrics on the record have also been considered to be "ruminations on Martin's doubts, fears, hopes, and loves". Their fourth album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), on the other hand, featured production by Brian Eno and saw Coldplay attempting to diversify their style and explore new territory.

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Music of the Spheres (Coldplay album)

Music of the Spheres (subtitled Vol I. From Earth with Love) is the ninth studio album by British rock band Coldplay, released on 15 October 2021 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and Atlantic Records in the United States. The album was produced by Max Martin, who is a new producer to the band's discography. It features guest appearances from Selena Gomez, We Are King, Jacob Collier and BTS, as well as returning contributions from electronic producer Jon Hopkins. The album is the band's second space-themed concept album, after 2005's X&Y. It is set in a fictional planetary system called The Spheres, which contains nine planets, three natural satellites, a star and a nebula. Each one of them corresponds to a song. According to lead singer Chris Martin, its concept and themes were inspired by the Star Wars film franchise, which made him and the other band members wonder what other artists could be like across the universe. Music of the Spheres received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom criticised the album's overtly pop sensibilities and style. The album's closing track "Coloratura", however, received widespread critical acclaim, largely for its lengthy, unconventional structure and production. "Higher Power" and "My Universe" were released as the main singles of the album, with the former being nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. "Coloratura" was released as a promotional single.

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Parachutes (Coldplay album)

Parachutes is the debut studio album by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released on 10 July 2000 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom. The album was produced by the band and British record producer Ken Nelson, except for one track, "High Speed", which was produced by Chris Allison. Parachutes has spawned the singles "Shiver", "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't Panic". The album was a commercial success and was met with positive reviews. Upon release, it quickly reached number one in the United Kingdom and has since been certified 9× Platinum. In the United States, the album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200 and eventually was certified Double Platinum. It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002, the British Album of the Year award at the 2001 Brit Awards and many other accolades. Parachutes is also the 22nd best-selling album of the 21st century in the United Kingdom. As of 2020, it has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

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Paradise (Coldplay song)

"Paradise" is a song by the British rock band Coldplay, released on 12 September 2011 as the second single from their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto. The song received its radio debut at 7:50 a.m. on The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1) on 12 September 2011. According to Coldplay's official website, the single was not initially chart eligible in the United Kingdom, because it was available on iTunes as an "instant grat" (immediate download) when pre-ordering the album. Following the release of the album on 30 October 2011, the song became chart eligible in the UK and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14, before taking the number 1 spot on its tenth week, becoming the band's second number-one single after "Viva la Vida" in 2008. The song was met with positive reviews, and was the best selling rock song of 2011 in the United Kingdom, selling 410,000 copies.On 30 November, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award, in the category Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. On 12 February 2012, Coldplay performed "Paradise" live at the RE, along with "Princess of China". At the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on 6 September, the song won the award for Best Rock Video. Following the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs on CBC, the song was featured in a yearly finale montage on CBC recapping the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as British and American television advertisements and trailers for the film Life of Pi, which was nominated for eleven Academy Awards.

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Yellow (Coldplay song)

"Yellow" is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. The band wrote the song and co-produced it with British record producer Ken Nelson for their debut album, Parachutes (2000). The song was recorded in March 2000 and released on 26 June that same year as the second UK single from Parachutes, following "Shiver", and as the lead single in the United States. "Yellow" reached number four on the UK Singles Chart, giving Coldplay their first top-five hit in the United Kingdom. It was Coldplay's breakthrough hit internationally, reaching number one in Iceland, number five in Australia, number nine in Ireland and number 48 in the United States. Helped by heavy rotation and usage in advertising, the song thrust the band into popularity. "Yellow" has since been covered by various recording artists worldwide, and remains one of the band's most popular songs.

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