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Coldplay are a British rock band, formed in 1997. They are sometimes associated with Britpop.

The band's members, Chris Martin (guitar, lead vocals, piano/keyboards), Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Will Champion (drums, backing vocals), met each other and formed the band while they were students at University College London. The band enjoyed both commercial and critical success relatively early in their existence through their first full-length album, Parachutes, and the single "Yellow". Along with the acclaim, Parachutes was sometimes criticised for bearing a strong resemblance to the music of Radiohead in their The Bends - OK Computer era. The band's second full-length album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, was generally considered to be musically and lyrically more mature and sophisticated, and less obviously the product of one particular influence.

Parachutes was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2000 and won the Best Alternative Music Performance award in the 2001/44th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Note: Unless otherwise stated, all releases are on the Parlophone label in the UK and Capitol in the US.


  • Parachutes (2000)
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)


  • Safety (1998, released independently, UK only, limited to 500 copies)
  • The Blue Room (1999, released on EMI Int'l in the US and Parlophone in the UK)
  • Trouble (2000 - a live EP, recorded in Norway, different from the single of the same name, Norway only, released on the EMI label)


  • Brothers and Sisters (1999, released on the London based Fierce Panda label in the UK, Universal/Island in the US)
  • Shiver (2000, released on EMI Int'l in the US and Parlophone in the UK)
  • Yellow (2000)
  • Trouble (2000)
  • Don't Panic (2001, Europe only, excl. UK)
  • In My Place (2002)
  • The Scientist (2002, everywhere except US)
  • The Scientist DVD Single (2002, UK Only)
  • Clocks (2002: US Radio. 2003: Worldwide, excl. US)
  • Clocks DVD Single (2003, Worldwide, excl. US)
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face is set to be the next single release, although not in all territories. An official remix of Clocks is also being released as a limited edition of 1000 copies in the United Kingdom. External Links

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