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 is married to Gwyneth Paltrow, an American actress and singer. They have two children together, Apple and Moses.
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Watch Coldplay dedicate new song to Harvey victims - and vow never to play it again
LATimes - 6 months
On Monday night in Miami, Coldplay's Chris Martin drew attention to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey by unveiling a new song called "Houston" -- and then vowed never to play it again. The band, which was forced to cancel its Houston show days earlier due to the storm, wrote the song as the...
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Chris Martin Performs Touching Live Cover Of Linkin Park's 'Crawling'
Huffington Post - 7 months
The Coldplay singer sang the song in honor of the late Chester Bennington.
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Coldplay fan has "adventure of a lifetime" in Dublin
CBS News - 8 months
Rob O'Byrne, who was paralyzed 12 years ago, was hoisted up by two complete strangers so he could see better at a Coldplay concert in Ireland. As the crowd roared, lead singer Chris Martin beckoned, and O'Byrne was lifted all the way to the stage. Anthony Mason reports.
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Chris Martin Sings 'Chantaje' With Shakira, Shows Off His Spanish Skills
Huffington Post - 8 months
"Let’s put your Spanish to the test,” Shakira said.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Responds To Criticism In A Very Gwyneth Paltrow Way
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Gwyneth Paltrow Consciously Couples With 'Glee' Boyfriend On Instagram
Huffington Post - 12 months
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Chris Martin Delivers Touching George Michael Tribute at BRIT Awards -- Watch! - Entertainment Tonight
Google News - 12 months
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) all 117 news articles »
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Ashley Greene Recalls Shakespearean Memories As Banners Premieres 'Holy Ground' Music Video
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 ...
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Chris Martin Performs Beautiful Tribute To George Michael At Homeless Shelter
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 1 year
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 - about 1 year
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 ...
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Friday's Morning Email: Obama Calls Out Russia
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 hi...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Martin
  • 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.
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    In June 2016 Martin supported Vote Remain in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.
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    It was reported that Martin became the Innocence Project's Artists' Committee as an Innocence Ambassador on 5 February 2016.
  • 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.
    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.
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    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.
  • 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.
    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?
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
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    In 2006 Martin had a cameo role in the second series, episode four, of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created comedy Extras.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
    In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things (Come to an End)", for her 2006 album, Loose.
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  • 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".
  • 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.
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  • 1999
    Age 21
    His family's business was Martins of Exeter until sold by his father in 1999.
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  • 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).
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  • 1977
    Born on March 2, 1977.
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