Chris Martin
Musician
Chris Martin
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 Delivers Touching George Michael Tribute at BRIT Awards -- Watch! - Entertainment Tonight
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Entertainment Tonight Chris Martin Delivers Touching George Michael Tribute at BRIT Awards -- Watch! Entertainment Tonight The late singer's former Wham! partner, Andrew Ridgeley, introduced a beautiful tribute by Chris Martin, who performed Michael's 1986 song, "A Different Corner." WATCH: Adele Drops F-Bomb After Briefly Stopping George Michael Tribute at GRAMMYs, Still ... 2017 Brit Awards: The most outrageous outfitsUSA TODAY Bowie and George Michael Dominate Brits, Plus Katy Perry's New 'Left Shark'Daily Beast George Michael honored at Brit Awards by Wham! bandmates, Chris MartinNew York Daily News Yahoo News -The Guardian (blog) -Glamour.com all 117 news articles »
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Ashley Greene Recalls Shakespearean Memories As Banners Premieres 'Holy Ground' Music Video
Huffington Post - about 1 month
BANNERS just dropped his music video for “Holy Ground,” and it is amazing. It features Ashley Greene, widely known for playing Alice Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, in her stunning music video debut that will surely get everybody talking. How did this dream collaboration come together? “Honestly, I heard of BANNERS from the soundtrack for ‘The Royals.’ ‘The Royals’ is kind of my guilty pleasure,” Greene laughed. She continued, “One of my girlfriends ended up meeting him. Somehow or another, I had a barbecue and he was there. He was talking about all of his songs and we kind of got into a conversation about music videos.” Greene said that the sound BANNERS creates reminds her of a very specific William Shakespeare play. “I felt this connection to his music. It was deep and romantic. His music, it sounds weird to say—kind of reminds me of ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ There was this push and pull,” she elaborated. It was a no-brainer for Greene to sign on to this s ...
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Chris Martin Performs Beautiful Tribute To George Michael At Homeless Shelter
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Just a few days after George Michael died on Christmas Day, Chris Martin delivered a beautiful tribute to the late singer.  Martin and another man identified as Kevin performed Wham!’s hit song “Last Christmas” at a homeless shelter in London on Tuesday.  “A huge thank you to Coldplay’s Chris Martin for dropping by our Crisis at Christmas centres and entertaining our guests!” the shelter wrote in a post on its Facebook page. “Here he is performing a wonderful tribute to George Michael with our very own King of Karaoke - #CrisisXmas guest Kevin! ”One of the main reasons why I love Chris Martin [is] he’s so humble and kind hearted,” one commenter wrote, while another added, “So much respect for Chris, now gone up even further in my estimations.”  A few days before Christmas, Martin was also spotted singing at another homeless shelter in New York City.  The tribute is one that Michael would’ve liked, given his history of charitable acts. After his death, many ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Hopes She's 'Contributed Something Positive' To Divorce Culture
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are ex-couple goals in the world of divorce, according to an InStyle interview with the actress.  The consciously uncoupled duo still get along famously and ― according to Paltrow ― they still see each other “every single day” because of their two kids. “We have our own lives but we still have our family life,” she said in the February issue of the magazine. “To this day, Chris would take a bullet for me, even though I’m not his wife. I honestly think Chris and I have contributed something positive to the culture of divorce.” To Paltrow and Martin’s credit, they certainly brought up an interesting way to look at divorce and introduced new breakup terminology into the average person’s vocabulary.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+= ...
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Why George Michael's Music Will Always Make Us Feel Like Teenagers
Huffington Post - 2 months
George Michael was only 53 years old when he left us, but for Generation X, his music recalls the Cold War-era sounds of our youth. The soulful Wham singer hit the top of the charts in the mid-1980s by singing about the jitterbug and filming a video at the Great Wall of China. Yet, in the latter part of his career he became a nuanced and complex, if sometimes misunderstood, writer and interpreter of songs. “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Careless Whisper,” and “Last Christmas” gave way to the more direct “I Want Your Sex” and later “Jesus to a Child.” As he advanced to more mature subjects, so did his audience. George Michael dominated the pop charts when Baby Boomers controlled the record labels and the rest of us were coming of age. His “Freedom 90” video captured the zeitgeist of the supermodel phenomenon with the lyric, “sometimes the clothes do not make the man.” The line was tongue-in-cheek but also begged for us to take him seriously. What an incredible voice he possessed; his 2 ...
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Friday's Morning Email: Obama Calls Out Russia
Huffington Post - 2 months
TOP STORIES OBAMA VOWS ACTION AGAINST RUSSIA’S ELECTION MEDDLING “’I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections ... we need to take action,’ President Barack Obama said in an interview with NPR, to be broadcast Friday. ‘And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be.’” [Marina Fang, HuffPost] WHAT’S NEXT FOR SYRIA What the fall of Aleppo, which Bashar Assad calls a “liberation” in the making, means for Syria’s civil war. [Willa Frej, HuffPost] MORE DONALD TRUMP LEADERSHIP PICKS Meet the president-elect’s pick for Ambassador to Israel, as well as his choice to lead the Small Business Administration. [Travis Waldron and Dana Liebelson, HuffPost] FACEBOOK MAKES FIRST STEPS TO FIGHT FAKE NEWS “The social network announced Thursday that it will work with fact-checking outlets to label fake stories, flagged by users, as ‘disputed.’”  ...
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This Is How Celebrities Are Celebrating Thanksgiving In 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
It’s that time of year again! The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is a time for us to be thankful for all the things we hold near and dear to us. It’s also a time for us to stuff our faces with as much turkey and stuffing as we can eat while sitting through inevitable conversations about politics. (But hey, we say it’s time to Make Thanksgiving Awkward Again.)  Of course, the holidays aren’t just for us regular folk. Hollywood’s biggest stars also get in on the festive action.  From Gwyneth Paltrow to Eva Longoria, here’s a look at how some of our favorite stars spent their Turkey Day: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids have a sweet reunion.  Here is to reunions, togetherness, family, and love love love. Happy thanksgiving eve, everyone. Love, gp A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:27pm PST Lucy Hale prepared to eat herself “into oblivion.” Bye Australia you were so pretty! But it's ...
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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's Kids Show Off Their Singing Chops At Charity Event
Huffington Post - 4 months
Talent certainly runs in this family!  Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s son, Moses, and daughter, Apple, recently performed with their father at a charity function in Malibu.  Wearing a white shirt and gray sweatpants, Apple (aka the spitting image of her actress mom) sang “Just A Little Bit of Your Heart” by Ariana Grande. The 12-year-old started off the performance with a laugh as her dad started playing notes on the piano, then she blew the audience away with a sweet, powerful performance.  Apple and Chris Martin #backyardconcert #applemartin #malibu @debbiefrank you are a rock star!✨ @atlas_project A video posted by Loriann Stevenson Design (@loriannstevenson) on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:41pm PDT It’s clear she inherited some of her dad’s singing skills (and her mother’s, too ― Paltrow showed off her chops in the movie “Country Strong”).  Ten-year-old Moses also took his turn at the mic, belting out Twenty One Pilots’ “House of Gold” while his ...
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Reportedly Dating 47-Year-Old Director Darren Aronofsky
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Coping With Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Divorce In 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' GIFS
Huffington Post - 5 months
2016 continued its unrelenting reign of terror on Tuesday morning when Angelina Jolie reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after more than 10 years together. Yes, the couple formerly known as Brangelina is done.  To help you cope with the loss of yet another celebrity pairing gone the way of Bennifer (versions 1 and 2.0), TomKat and whatever name Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin gave themselves, we’ve compiled a collection of GIFS from the film that gave birth to their romance, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”  Here we go:  Straight up denial. Shame spiraling after becoming emotionally invested in another celebrity couple. Regretting all your life choices after throwing away money to see “By The Sea.” Challenging anyone who dares to question the cultural significance of Brangelina.  Bargaining with the “Legends of the Fall” VHS tape you’ve owned since the late ‘90s. ...
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Lady Gaga Reveals The True Meaning Behind 'Perfect Illusion'
Huffington Post - 6 months
After the arrival of Lady Gaga’s emotional new single, “Perfect Illusion,” many fans thought the rock ballad alluded to the singer’s recent split from fiancé Taylor Kinney. Lyrics like “It wasn’t love / it wasn’t love / it was a perfect illusion” only strengthened our suspicions that Gaga was singing her heart out about the demise of her five-year relationship.  But during an interview with Andy Cohen on Monday, Gaga denied pulling a TSwift and penning a song about her famous ex.   “I love Taylor so, so much and this song is not a, you know, hit out against Taylor. He’s my best friend,” Gaga said on Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show. “This song is just about, I’m sure not only feelings that I’ve had but that he’s had, that my friends have had, that, you know, my sister has in her relationship.” Gaga added, “It’s a record about all of us, you know? And I would never use my song or want to use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much.”  Kinney and the singer began dating ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow On Why We'll Never See Another Post About 'Conscious Uncoupling' Again
Huffington Post - 6 months
Gwyneth Paltrow set off a feeding frenzy in 2014 after announcing that she and her now ex-husband, Chris Martin, decided to “consciously uncouple,” aka separate, after 11 years of marriage.  The joint statement, delivered via Paltrow’s website Goop, sparked instant backlash and hilarious think pieces about what it meant to “consciously uncouple” with a spouse.  The actress recently reflected on the way she announced her divorce in a post on LinkedIn, shared with The Huffington Post. Paltrow, who joined the career social networking service on Wednesday, basically told LinkedIn she wouldn’t “consciously uncouple” via Goop again. “Not in the same way. It sort of wouldn’t be appropriate now,” Paltrow said. “It is a much bigger business and I’m not sure it would be the right place to do something like that. I’m not sure.” As the Hollywood heavyweight and business mogul explained, Goop’s audience used to be a lot smaller. But now that her audience has grown (and the media picks ...
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Review: Coldplay goes big - well, bigger - at the Rose Bowl
LATimes - 6 months
“The world is more friendly than you think.” That was one of the feel-good aphorisms Chris Martin dispensed Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, just before he led his band Coldplay in “Everglow,” a gently rolling piano ballad about the connection that can link two people even after a breakup. The...
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially divorced
LATimes - 8 months
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have come a long way since announcing to the world in March 2014 that they would be “consciously uncoupling”: What was in fact a plain-old divorce has crossed the legal finish line. The split was finalized in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday and neither party...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Martin
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 38
    In September 2016, The Chainsmokers shared two short clips of a song-in-progress featuring the vocal stylings of none other than Chris Martin.
    More Details Hide Details The main influence on Martin and Coldplay is the Scottish rock band Travis, with Martin crediting the band for the creation of his own group. The Irish rock band U2 is another important influence on Martin both musically and politically. Martin wrote for Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" on the band, saying: "I don't buy weekend tickets to Ireland and hang out in front of their gates, but U2 are the only band whose entire catalogue I know by heart. The first song on The Unforgettable Fire, "A Sort of Homecoming", I know backward and forward – it's so rousing, brilliant, and beautiful. It's one of the first songs I played to my unborn baby." Martin also comments on Bono's effect on his own charity and political involvement he is even known to joke with friends referring to himself as "Crono".
    In June 2016 Martin supported Vote Remain in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.
    More Details Hide Details Following the Brexit result which saw 52% of the UK voting to leave the EU (despite the majority of younger people voting remain), Martin stated: "This decision does not represent us or indeed most of our generation and the generation following us."
    It was reported that Martin became the Innocence Project's Artists' Committee as an Innocence Ambassador on 5 February 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 37
    The 2015 festival, was held on Central Park's Great Lawn in New York on 26 September, and featured performances by Martin's band Coldplay, Beyoncé, Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran, and was broadcast on NBC in the US on 27 September, and the BBC in the UK on 28 September.
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    Martin became the creative director of the newly established Global Citizen Festival in 2015, a role he will fulfill for a period of 15 years.
    More Details Hide Details The festival was created in 2015 to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030; with Martin consulting Band Aid founder Bob Geldof on the role.
    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 36
    " at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in Western Africa—this was the second time Martin has contributed to a Band Aid recording having performed in the 2004 version.
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    On 15 November 2014, Martin joined the charity group Band Aid 30, performing alongside British and Irish pop acts on the latest version of the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2005 Rolling Stone magazine interview, Martin said of his religious views: "I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?" In the same interview he spoke of going through a period of spiritual confusion, stating "I went through a weird patch, starting when I was about sixteen to twenty-two, of getting God, religion, superstition, judgement all confused". In a 2008 interview he said, "I'm always trying to work out what 'He' or 'She' is. I don't know if it's Allah or Jesus or Mohammed or Zeus. But I'd go for Zeus." Following the interview, he released a text message declaring himself an "all-theist", a word of his invention meaning that he believes in "everything".
  • 2012
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He performed "Viva La Vida", the R.E.M. song "Losing My Religion" with the former R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and "Us Against the World". Other performers in the show included Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, The Who, Kanye West, Billy Joel, and Paul McCartney.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Martin appeared in a video for the "Robin Hood Tax" campaign, which proposes a tax on stock trades in the United States. This tax is aimed at levelling the field between the so-called "1% and 99%".
  • 2008
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    In 2007, Martin appeared on a track titled "Part of the Plan" for Swizz Beatz' debut solo album One Man Band Man.
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  • 2006
    Age 28
    On 1 April 2006 The Guardian reported that Martin was backing the British Conservative Party leader David Cameron, and had written a new theme song for the party titled "Talk to David".
    More Details Hide Details This was later revealed to be an April Fool's joke.
    In 2006 Martin had a cameo role in the second series, episode four, of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created comedy Extras.
    More Details Hide Details He also appears singing in the closing credits of the 2009 Sacha Baron Cohen film Brüno; along with Bono, Sting, Slash, Snoop Dogg, and Elton John. In March 2015 Martin attended the televised launch of music streaming service Tidal via a video link, and revealed himself, along with other notable artists, as a shareholder in the company.
    Martin has also worked on a solo collaboration with Kanye West, with whom he shared an impromptu jam session during a 2006 concert at Abbey Road Studios.
    More Details Hide Details He performed the chorus of "Homecoming", from Kanye West's album Graduation. In 2015, Martin collaborated with producer and DJ Avicii to work on two new tracks for his album, Stories. Their first collaboration together is officially named "Heaven". Martin wrote the lyrics, Avicii did the production,and Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost was the vocalist.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Martin put some chords together for a song known as "Beach Chair" and sent them to Jay-Z who enlisted the help of hip hop producer Dr. Dre to mix it. Coldplay producer Rik Simpson conceived and performed the drum beats. The song was performed on 27 September 2006 by the two during Jay-Z's European tour at Royal Albert Hall.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    Martin forces himself to drink vodka with cranberry juice when he behaves "like an idiot". PETA named him the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005, as he had been a vegetarian for a while; however, he started eating meat again after his split with Gwyneth Paltrow.
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    In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things (Come to an End)", for her 2006 album, Loose.
    More Details Hide Details The two were once rumoured to be a couple, after they both performed at Glastonbury in 2002. Furtado joked about the situation, saying that "Yeah, he's my boyfriend – he just doesn't know it yet".
  • 2004
    Age 26
    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".
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  • 2003
    Age 25
    Martin and American actress Gwyneth Paltrow married on 5 December 2003, in a quiet ceremony in the absence of their friends and family.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter Apple Blythe Alison Martin, was born May 14, 2004 in London. Martin and the band released a song "I am your baby's daddy" under the name "The Nappies" in anticipation of the birth of Apple. The band's song "Speed of Sound" was also inspired by Martin's experience and awe at becoming a father. Their second child, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, was born April 8, 2006 in New York City. Moses's name was inspired by a song, "Moses", that Martin wrote for Paltrow. Simon Pegg and Martin's bandmate Jonny Buckland are Apple's godfathers, and in exchange Martin is the godfather to Pegg's daughter.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    His family's business was Martins of Exeter until sold by his father in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details William Willett, the man who campaigned for and made daylight saving time a recognised practice, was Martin's great-great-grandfather. Martin was educated at the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School where he found his passion for music. After Exeter Cathedral School, Martin boarded at Sherborne School in Dorset, where he met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey. Martin continued his studies at University College London (UCL), staying at Ramsay Hall, where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with first-class honours in Greek and Latin. At UCL, he met future Coldplay bandmates Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman. While studying at University College London, Martin met Jonny Buckland with whom he decided to form a band – Martin on lead vocals and Buckland as lead guitarist. They were joined by Guy Berryman as their bass player and Will Champion, who learned how to play drums to serve as the drummer for the band. In 1996, they formed the rock band Coldplay, originally known as Pectoralz, later changed to Starfish temporarily until finally they were offered the name Coldplay by another band who did not want the name any more.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 18
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Martin, along with the other Coldplay members, achieved worldwide fame with the release of the band's single "Yellow" in 2000, a song that also earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination in the Best Rock Song category. The band also garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for their subsequent albums including A Rush of Blood to the Head and Viva la Vida, winning a Grammy for both and a Brit Award for the former. Additionally, the band has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Christopher Anthony John Martin was born in Whitestone, Devon, England, and is the eldest of five children. His father, Anthony Martin, is a retired accountant, and his mother, Alison Martin, is a music teacher.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on March 2, 1977.
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