Coldplay: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Coldplay: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Coldplay. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Coldplay. Enjoy the journey!

Also known as: Big Fat Noises (1997)  – Starfish (1998) – Los Unidades (2018)

Origin: London, England

Genres: Alternative rock – Pop rock – Post-Britpop – Pop – Soft rock

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Early Start

  • Jonny Buckland and Chris Martin met during University College London’s orientation week. As a result of their planning, Pectoralz formed the following year.
  • Big Fat Noises was formed when Guy Berryman joined the group. A few days after becoming a member, Will Champion quickly renamed the group Starfish when he scheduled the band’s debut live performance at The Laurel Tree in 1998.
  • Later, Tim Crompton, a local student who had been using the name for his own band, suggested Coldplay as the band’s name.



Career Journey

  • 2000: Parachutes was released by Coldplay under their record label, Parlophone.
  • 2001: Coldplay began recording their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, with Ken Nelson once again producing.
  • 2006: Coldplay resumed music work on their fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.
  • 2008: “Violet Hill” was confirmed as the first single for this year.
  • 2011: “Paradise”, the band’s second single from the upcoming album Mylo Xyloto, was released.
  • 2012: The music video for Coldplay’s song “Hurts Like Heaven” was released.
  • 2013: Coldplay released the track “Atlas”, which was featured on the soundtrack to the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
  • 2014: Ghost Stories, which was the band’s sixth album, was released.
  • 2017: They released a long-awaited and teased collaboration track with EDM duo The Chainsmokers called “Something Just Like This” which made it to UK Singles Chart second highest spot and on the US Billboard Hot 100 Top 3.
  • 2021: Coldplay announced the release of their new single “Higher Power” in May, to be accompanied by a live video stream from the International Space Station.



Awards & Recognition

  • won one American Music Award
  • seven Billboard Music Awards
  • seven MTV Video Music Awards
  • three Juno Awards
  • two silver prizes at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
  • established 10 Guinness World Records, currently holding six of them



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • The band was first named Pectoralz.
  • Chris Martin who is the lead singer can sing backwards!
  • They don’t eat meat on Mondays because they are a huge supporter of Meat Free Monday food campaign.



Artist’s Favorites

                        Chris Martin
Hobby:  Listening To Music
Actress:  Simon Pigg
Singer:  Morten Harket, Richard Ashcroft
Food:  Chicken And Dumpling
Color:  Blue



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Coldplay:

Something Just Like This

Length: 4:07

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

I’ve been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
Spiderman’s control
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don’t see myself upon that list

But she said, “Where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this”


More Songs to Listen to:

Coldplay: Top 5 Songs



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