Coldplay, British rock bunch whose melodic piano-determined hymns lifted it to the highest point of the popular music world in the mid 21st century.

Coldplay was framed in 1998 at University College, London, with the blending of piano player vocalist Chris Martin (b. Walk 2, 1977, Exeter, England) and guitarist Jonny Buckland (b. September 11, 1977, London). The band was later rounded out with individual understudies Guy Berryman (b. April 12, 1978, Kirkcaldy, Scotland) on bass and Will Champion (b. July 31, 1978, Southampton, England), a guitarist who later changed to drums. Coldplay entered the U.K. Top 100 of every 1999 with the single “Siblings and Sisters” on the free Fierce Panda mark before marking with significant name Parlaphone. Soon thereafter the band discharged the Blue Room EP to a whirlwind of gleaming surveys.

Coldplay’s full-length introduction Parachutes (2000) sold millions on the quality of Martin’s vocals and such singles as the self-contradicting “Yellow.” Parachutes earned the band its first Grammy Award, for best elective collection, and prepared for the more driven A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002). The last collection earned the gathering two more Grammy Awards, and singles, for example, “Timekeepers” helped drive the band’s all out collection deals over the 20 million imprint. Coldplay pursued the show collection Live (2003) with X and Y (2005), a gathering of guitar-driven, field well disposed rock songs of devotion (counting the hit single “Speed of Sound”) that raised the gathering to the position of such “huge groups” as U2 and Radiohead. In the mean time, Martin’s 2003–16 marriage to American entertainer Gwyneth Paltrow earned him superstar status free of his melodic accomplishments.

The band’s 2008 discharge, Viva la Vida, delivered to some extent by Brian Eno, beat the graphs in the United States and the United Kingdom, and the collection’s title track, ostensibly Coldplay’s most radio-accommodating exertion yet, was the main single on the two sides of the Atlantic. That prevalence was reflected at the 2009 Grammy Awards function, where the band gathered distinctions for melody of the year, best rock collection, and best pop execution by a gathering. Working again with Eno, Coldplay came back with the smooth Mylo Xyloto (2011), which eminently highlighted a two part harmony among Martin and pop artist Rihanna. Later discharges incorporated the curbed Ghost Stories (2014), which yielded the hit singles “Enchantment” and “A Sky Full of Stars”; the playful A Head Full of Dreams (2015); and the EP Kaleidoscope (2017).