Chris Martin

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Chris Martin

English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay add

Category: Music

Born in 1977.

Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (36%), Australia (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Coldplay, Jonny Buckland, Bono

Linked to: Sherborne School, University College London, Conservative Party, Democratic Party




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Chris Martin was born in 1977 add something


In 1996, they formed the rock band & Coldplay, originally known as Pectoralz, later changed to Starfish temporarily until finally they were offered the name Coldplay by another band who did not want it anymore add something


Coldplay - Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland first met during their orientation week at University College London in September 1996


Will Champion - In 1999, lead singer Chris Martin sacked Champion, but the band asked him to return soon after


Since the release of their first album "Parachutes" in 2000 the band has had internationally recognized fame and success add something


Martin is a long-time friend of Pegg, having met him in 2001, and appears in one of Pegg's movies, "Shaun of the Dead", along with Buckland add something


The couple met at a Coldplay concert in 2002, while the band was touring their second album "A Rush of Blood to the Head", after tabloids had started rumouring a relationship between the two add something


The two were once rumoured to be a couple, after they both performed at Glastonbury in 2002 add something


Gwyneth Paltrow - In October 2002, Paltrow met Chris Martin of the British rock group Coldplay backstage three weeks after the death of her father Bruce Paltrow.


To date, they have released six studio albums in total along with several EP's, including "A Rush of Blood to the Head", "Coldplay Live 2003", "X&Y", "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends", "Prospekt's March", "LeftRightLeftRightLeft", "Mylo Xyloto", "Coldplay Live 2012", and "Ghost Stories" add something


The couple announced Paltrow's pregnancy and proceeded to get married on 5 December 2003, a quiet ceremony in the absence of all their friends and family add something


Bruce Paltrow - Coldplay singer Chris Martin married Paltrow's daughter in 2003


He sang a part of the vocals for the Band Aid 20 single, "Do They Know It's Christmas-" at the end of 2004 add something


Martin was a strong supporter of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, most notably during his acceptance speech for the 2004 Grammy awards Record of the Year, accepting for "Clocks" add something


Their daughter, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, was born in May 2004 in London add something


Coldplay performed R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming" with Michael Stipe during their Austin City Limits performance in 2005, as a part of the Twisted Logic Tour add something


In 2005 he stated the following in an interview: "I found myself in Amsterdam the other day and I put a-ha's first record on add something


In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things ", for her 2006 album, "Loose" add something


In 2006 Martin had a cameo role in the second series episode four of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created comedy "Extras" add something


Martin has worked on a solo collaboration with Kanye West, with whom he shared an impromptu jam session during a 2006 concert at Abbey Road Studios add something


Their second child, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, was born in April 2006 in New York City add something


On 1 April 2006, "The Guardian" reported that Martin was backing the British Conservative Party leader David Cameron and had written a new theme song for the party titled "Talk to David" add something


The song was performed on 27 September 2006 by the two during Jay-Z's European tour at Royal Albert Hall add something


Tony Kaye (director) - He won a Grammy in 2006 for the famous Johnny Cash video "God's Gonna Cut You Down" with cameo appearances by Bono, Johnny Depp, Kanye West, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Iggy Pop, The Dixie Chicks, Brian Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Keith Richards, Chris Martin, Sharon_Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jones, Jay-Z, Kris Kristofferson, Owen Wilson, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Amy Lee


James Iha - In February 2006, a digital EP "In the Sun" produced by Iha featuring Michael Stipe and Chris Martin was released


Ricky Gervais - A second series began on 14 September 2006 in the UK and featured appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Dame Diana Rigg, Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen, Chris Martin, Keith Chegwin, Robert Lindsay, Warwick Davis, Ronnie Corbett, Stephen Fry, Richard Briers, Patricia Potter, Sophia Myles, Moira Stuart, David Bowie, Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro and Jonathan Ross


In 2007, Martin appeared on a track titled "Part of the Plan" for Swizz Beatz' debut solo album "One Man Band Man" add something


Kraftwerk - Chris Martin, lead singer of UK group Coldplay, anecdotally recalled, in a late 2007 article in Q about Kraftwerk, the process of requesting permission to use the melody from the track "Computer Love" in its 2005 release "Talk" from its album "X&Y"


In a 2008 interview he said, "I'm always trying to work out what 'He' or 'She' is add something


Martin supported the Democratic Party candidate for President in 2008, giving a shout-out to Barack Obama at the end of a performance of "Yellow" on 25 October 2008 episode of "Saturday Night Live" add something


Lisa Marie Presley - Rick Rubin produced the record and Tony Kaye directed the video which featured Lisa Marie Presley, Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Kris_Kristofferson, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Bono, Shelby Lynne, Jay-Z, Keith Richards and Johnny Depp and won a 2008 Grammy *award for Best Short Form Music Video


He appears singing in the closing credits of the 2009 film "Brüno" alongside Bono, Sting, Slash, Snoop Dogg, and Elton John add something


Whilst touring Australia in March 2009, Martin and the rest of Coldplay were the opening act at the Sound Relief benefit concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, for the bushfires and floods in Victoria and Queensland add something


Coldplay - Additionally, Chris Martin appeared at an Apple Inc. Special Event on 1 September 2010, playing a number of songs, and thanked Apple for their assistance in marketing "Viva la Vida"


In November 2011, he stated that "back when we didn't have any hits of our own we used to play a-ha songs add something


On 12 December 2012, Martin performed as a part of the "12 12 12 Concert" which was held as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief add something


Gavin Rossdale - In 2013, Rossdale was *awarded in the Ivor Novello *awards, for International Achievement in Songwriting, which was presented to him by Chris Martin


In 2014, Martin inducted Gabriel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo career, and performed live with the former Genesis frontman add something


They announced their separation in March 2014 add something


On 25 March 2014, just moments after his "conscious uncoupling" separation with wife Gwyneth Paltrow was announced, it was revealed that Martin would join "The Voice US" as a guest special advisor beginning the following week add something


Jennifer Lawrence - Lawrence and Chris Martin from Coldplay were reported to bring their romance to the public on September 11, 2014


Carrie Underwood - Underwood was asked by Bono himself to front U2's World AIDS Day Concert, alongside U2, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Kanye West, on December 1, 2014


In June 2015, Martin performed at the funeral mass of Beau Biden, son of United States Vice-President Joe Biden add something


Martin began dating British actress Annabelle Wallis in August 2015 add something


Coldplay - On 26 September, Coldplay performed at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park's Great Lawn in New York, an event organised by Chris Martin that advocates an end to extreme global poverty


Annabelle Wallis - She has been dating Coldplay's singer Chris Martin since August 2015


It was reported that Martin became the Innocence Project's Artists' Committee as an Innocence Ambassador on 5 February 2016 add something


A judge finalized their divorce on July 15, 2016 add something


In September 2016, The Chainsmokers shared two short clips of a song-in-progress featuring the vocal stylings of none other than Chris Martin add something


Annabelle Wallis - As of 2016, she is currently dating Chris Martin from British rock group Coldplay


Guy Berryman - In February 2016, Berryman collaboratated with Chris Martin with the Australian singer Conrad Sewell released "Remind Me" from his debut extended play, "All I Know"


Coldplay - On 21 November 2016, Chris Martin tweeted about an upcoming EP titled "Kaleidoscope", due out in 2017


One of the highest profile musicians in British popular culture, Martin appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in Britain add something


In April 2017, English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa announced that she had written a song with Martin add something


The song is expected to appear on her self-titled debut album, which is set to be released on 2 June 2017 add something


In August 2017, Martin performed a solo piano rendition of "Crawling" by Linkin Park live in early August 2017 add something


Don't Look Back in Anger - The song returned to the UK charts in 2017 following Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland's cover version at the One Love Manchester concert, reaching number 25


Coldplay - On 2 March 2017, Chris Martin's birthday, the band announced the "Kaleidoscope" EP release date for 2 June 2017, and released a track from the EP, "Hypnotised"


Coldplay - On 2 March, Chris Martin's birthday, the band announced the "Kaleidoscope" EP release date for 2 June 2017, and released a track from the EP, "Hypnotised"


Don't Look Back in Anger - It was performed by Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland on either side of Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert on 4 June 2017


Liam Gallagher - On 4 June 2017 Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the One Love Manchester benefit concert where he played "Rock 'N' Roll Star", "Wall of Glass" and "Live Forever" with Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland


Coldplay - On 24 September 2017, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland performed as specials guests at the "Concert for Charlottesville", a unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia after the events of the "Unite the Right rally" that occurred on 12 August 2017


According to an article released by Quartz in May 2018, Martin has an estimated wealth of £94 million add something


In 2019, Chris Martin was featured on Avicii's posthumous album "Tim add something