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Alternative Name Pectoralz (1996–97)
Starfish (1997–98)
Group Members Chris Martin
Jonny Buckland
Guy Berryman
Will Champion
Phil Harvey
Music Genre (Text) Alternative rock
pop rock
piano rock
Music Genre Rock
Origin London, England
Year(s) Active 1996–present
Instrument Piano
Record Label Parlophone
Official Websites coldplay.com
Associated Acts Apparatjik
Noel Gallagher
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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist 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 a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer and backing vocalist, completing the performing line-up. Creative Director Phil Harvey is often referred to as the official fifth member by the band. 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 Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.

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2009 Coldplay: Strawberry Swing -
2016 The World's Biggest Asshole -
2016 Midnight -
2016 Glastonbury 2016 -
2014 Mission: S.O.P. -
2016 Burning Hearts -
2016 Ladbrokes Players Championship -
2016 Home -
2016 Football League Tonight: The Johnstone's Paint Trophy -
2016 ITV Sport: Euro 2016 -
2016 Match of the Day: Euro 2016 -


639 Songs »
1 Viva La Vida 2009
2 The Scientist 2017
3 Fix You 200
4 Don't Panic 2020
5 Don't Panic 2020
6 In My Place 2017
7 Trouble 2020
8 Speed Of Sound 200
9 Violet Hill 2020
10 Talk 200
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


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Nominated for 19 Awards | Won 3

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