Chris Martin

Born Mar 2, 1977

Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who is the lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist and founder of the band Coldplay. He has been married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow since 2003.

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    Chris Martin Performs Beautiful Tribute To George Michael At Homeless Shelter
    Huffington Post - Dec 29, 2016
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    Gwyneth Paltrow Hopes She's 'contributed Something Positive' To Divorce Culture
    Huffington Post - Dec 28, 2016
  • Why George Michael's Music Will Always Make Us Feel Like Teenagers
    Huffington Post - Dec 26, 2016
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    Friday's Morning Email: Obama Calls Out Russia
    Huffington Post - Dec 16, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Martin.


1977 Birth Born on March 2, 1977.


1996 19 Years Old Born in Whitestone, near Exeter in Devon, Martin went to University College London where he formed a rock band with fellow musician Jonny Buckland in 1996 called Pectoralz (eventually renamed Coldplay in 1998). … Read More


1999 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 27 Years Old …  He was a strong supporter of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, most notably during his acceptance speech for the 2004 Grammy Awards Record of the Year, accepting for "Clocks".
2005 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things (Come to an End)", for her 2006 album, Loose. … Read More
Martin's fascination with hip hop was shown in mid-2006 when he collaborated with rapper Jay-Z for the rapper's comeback album Kingdom Come after the two met earlier in the year. … Read More


2007 30 Years Old In 2007, Martin appeared on a track titled "Part of the Plan" for Swizz Beatz' debut solo album One Man Band Man.
2008 31 Years Old He supported Obama for President in 2008, giving a shout-out at the end of a performance of "Yellow" on 25 October 2008 episode of Saturday Night Live.
2009 32 Years Old While touring Australia in March 2009, Martin and the rest of Coldplay were the opening act at the Sound Relief benefit concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, for the victims of bushfires and floods in Victoria and Queensland. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old On 12 December 2012, Martin performed as a part of the "12 12 12 Concert" which was held as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief. … Read More
Martin and Paltrow announced their separation in March 2014, after ten years of marriage. Paltrow filed for divorce in April 2015. A judge finalized their divorce on July 15, 2016. … Read More
In June 2015, Martin performed "Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral mass of Beau Biden, son of United States Vice-President Joe Biden, after learning that Biden was a fan of his.
It was reported that Martin became the Innocence Project's Artists' Committee as an Innocence Ambassador on 5 February 2016.
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