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Coldplay is a British rock band that established in London in 1996.1)


Chris Martin, bassist Guy Berryman, guitarist Johnny Buckland, and drummer Will Champion make up the band.2)

Martin And Buckland

Martin and Buckland founded the band after meeting at University College London (also known as the UCL).3)

Previous Names

They were initially known as Pectoralz, but in 1997, they changed their name to Starfish.4)


When Champion joined the band, now known as Coldplay, he had no prior expertise with the drums.5)

Fierce Panda

Coldplay began their career with the indie label Fierce Panda.6)

Parlophone Records

In 1999, they signed with Parlophone Records.7)

Four Studios For Parachutes

Their debut album, Parachutes, was recorded in four separate studios.8)

First Hits

Their first song from Parachutes, “Shiver”, peaked at 35th in the UK Top 40. “Yellow,” their hallmark song from Parachutes, peaked at number four.9)

Best British Group

At the 2001 Brit Awards, Coldplay won Best British Group and Best British Album.10)

The Scientist

'The Scientist', from the second album A Rush of Blood to the Head, was inspired by George Harrison's song 'All Things Must Pass'.11)

2000 Miles

The band covered '2000 Miles' by The Pretenders and donated the revenues to the Future Forests and Stop Handgun Violence campaigns.12)

X & Y

The singles from the album X & Y were 'Speed of Sound', 'Fix You', 'Talk', 'The Hardest Part', 'What If', and 'White Shadows'.13)

Viva la Vida

The self-titled single from the album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, 'Viva la Vida,' debuted at number one on the Billboard UK Download Chart.14)

Hispanic Influences

Hispanic influences may be found in Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.15)


Their best-selling rock hit was 'Paradise,' which sold over 410,000 copies.16)

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