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English Boy Band Cold Play is Our Artist of the Week

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The band was more of a rock band when they first began but over a couple of years now (2016–2017/18) they’ve transitioned to doing more pop/alternative especially through collaborations (with the likes of chainsmokers). Perhaps they don’t have the best style in fashion out there because they’re just so real and pure bred but all of their songs are catchy, unique and relatable. They have all songs in every ocassion. If you’re happy, feeling depressed, feeling real. Honestly their works can help you  pass rough time. Call them Pop-Rock band

Quite a few things makes this band so special  with regards to music. Sometimes you gonna have to really focus on the music to understand the meaning of the song. Their kind of music is what is important to the human life, what every human in the world needs right now even ex president of US -Barack Obama admitted that he is one of the millions of this band fans out there. Beat that!

It’s the British rock band- Coldplay guys! Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996, in London. The band consists of lead singer Chris Martin, bassist Guy Berrymanguitarist Johnny Buckland and drummer Will Champion. Martin and Buckland formed the band when they met at the University College London (also known as the UCL).

Chris Martin was born on March 2, 1977, in Exeter, Devon, England. He attended University College London, where he met Will Champion, Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland, who would go on to form the band Coldplay. With Martin as lead singer, rhythm guitarist and pianist, Coldplay’s debut album, Parachutes, sold 5 million copies and won a Grammy. Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003. The couple separated in 2014.

Although it seems that Chris Martin is the one that gets the most attention from the media, there are four total members of the band. OMG! Chris’s voice is so soothing that you’ll always get addicted to hear their songs.

The band were called “Starfish” originally and a friend’s group was called “Coldplay”. When they did not want the name anymore, “Starfish” asked if they could use it instead. The original Coldplay took the name from a book of collected poems called Child’s Reflections: Cold Play.

Coldplay released their debut studio album Parachutes on 10 July 2000. It was a commercial success, peaking at N1 in the U K and performing well internationally. The album was certified eight times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and has sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide. The album eventually became certified seven-time platinum. It received the Best British Album Award at the 2001 Brit Awards and won the 2001 Grammy Award for best alternative music album.

Parachutes the album spawned four singles; “Yellow” and “Trouble” became top ten hits in the UK, while “Shiver” and “Don’t Panic” were moderately successful.

MOST SUCCESSFUL: The band’s 2nd studio album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, was released on 26 August 2002. The album experienced exceptionally strong sales compared to the debut album, topping the charts in the UK and in many other countries, including Australia and Canada. The band spent 18 months promoting and touring behind the album. Its lead single, “In My Place”, peaked at number two in the UK and charted highly in several other countries.  “The Scientist” and “Clocks”, the album’s next two singles, became top ten hits in the UK; the latter single peaked at number 29 on the United States Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their first top 40 hit on the chart.

No 4 Clock: A beautiful song! Coldplay’s songs mostly have a lot of interpretations.

Grammy award 2003: the songwon Record Of The Year

The personae in the song is in dilemma losing all hopes He is doubt and pleading for salvation. Nothing else compares to his new found challenge in life, which is giving him the zest for life and a purpose at hand.

Coldplay’s 3rd studio album, X&Y, was released on 6 June 2005. Topping the charts in numerous countries, including the UK and the US, the album was a commercial success. X&Y became the best-selling album of 2005, selling over 8.3 million copies by the end of the year.  Six singles were released from X&Y. The album’s lead single “Speed of Sound” peaked at number two in the UK and became an international top ten hit. Three of its subsequent singles, “Fix You”, “Talk” and “The Hardest Part”, were also commercially successful.

NEXT SUCCESSFUL: The English rock 4th studio album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends was released on 12 June 2008 topping the charts in over thirty-six countries and became the best-selling album of 2008. Within the first three days of the album’s release, it sold over 302,000 copies. “Viva la Vida”, the album’s second single, became an international hit and topped the charts in countries such as the UK, the Netherlands and the US.

Mylo Xyloto was released as the band’s 5th studio album on 24 October 2011 following  the success of the 4th album, becoming a worldwide chart-topper. The album’s first two singles, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” and “Paradise“, charted highly in several countries, the latter becoming the band’s second number-one single in the United Kingdom. The album produced an additional five singles: “Charlie Brown”, “Princess of China”, “Up with the Birds”, “Hurts Like Heaven” and “Up in Flames”. Preceded by the release of the singles “Magic”, “Midnight” and “A Sky Full of Stars”,

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Coldplay’s 6th studio album Ghost Stories was released on 19 May 2014 and went straight to number one in over fifteen countries.

The group’s 7th studio album A Head Full of Dreams was released on 4 December 2015, marking the shortest gap between two album releases by the band, and reached the top two in numerous countries upon release, later resurging in sales after their performance at Super Bowl 50 and eventually reaching sales of six million copies worldwide.

Album Summary: Apart from the 7 studio albums , the English rock band- Coldplay has released4 live albums, 6 compilation albums, 3 video albums, 13 Extended Plays, 46 singles, 4 promotional singles, and 47 music videos.

In recent years, Coldplay has been quite busy. Coldplay performed as part of the halftime show at Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.They did a lot tours in 2016, 2018 and 2018

COMMERCIAL SUCCESS

They’ve sold over 93 million records—over 72 million album sales and 18 million single sales—worldwide. In addition, they have achieved five million-selling singles in the United Kingdom,  and sold 18.2 million albums and 33.6 million song downloads in the United States.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Grammy Awards

2008: Viva la Vida  won Best Rock Album and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

2003: the song: won Clocks : Record Of The Year

2002: the song: In My Place won Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Rush of Blood to the Head won Best Alternative Music Album

2003: the song: won Clocks : Record Of The Year

2001: Parachutes won Best Alternative Music Album and  Best Alternative Music Performance

On writing their songs: an interview of them saying the whole band loves to contribute in writing their songs. Most of them are written by their lead vocalist, Christ Martin.

People has gone as far asking why some people dislike Coldplay. And weird to know that one of the reasons is because Coldplay has been reportedly to be the only band, which never spread hate among people. Really!

TRIVIA/CONTROVERSY

In 2003 while in Australia, Chris Martin was arrested for attacking paparazzi.

AFTER TIP OFF

Coldplay was formed in a era when the old school rock n roll had died and something new was required to capture the heart and soul of people. This was the time when people were predominantly moving into the Pop culture. People were kind of bored with the excessive dominance of solos and vocalist, very few bands are usually able to merge these things together.

CONCLUSION

Coldplay started off as a soft art-rock band with their first album ‘Parachutes, they followed up with another great art rock album, ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head. After those albums they have transitioned to a pop band  (especially with their latest LP ‘Ghost Stories’ which is predominantly pop influenced)

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THE SONGS

Yellow”: The band’s hit song “Yellow” was given its name after Chris Martin spotted a Yellow Pages book while he was trying to come up for a name for their song.

Parachute: When she was just a girl. She expected the world. But it flew away from her reach so. She ran away in her sleep.

This part of the lyrics seems to symbolize the expectations humans have about anything. In particular, when you are young, you dream about getting/achieving so many things. However, as you grow up and start becoming older, you realize that not everything is achievable and that not everything is meant to be.

 

 

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