"I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted." — Chris Martin

  • Members: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
  • Formed in 1996 in London, England
  • The band's 2002 album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, was their first to crack the Top 10, hitting No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Coldplay scored their first Top 10 single with "Speed Of Sound" (No. 8), a track from 2005's X&Y.
  • Coldplay's debut album, Parachutes, earned the group their first career GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album at the 44th GRAMMY Awards in 2002. The following year, the group made their GRAMMY stage debut, performing "Politik" alongside conductor Michael Kamen and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Did you know? Coldplay performed several songs at Apple's private memorial for the late Steve Jobs at Stanford University on Oct. 19, 2011.
  • Coldplay performed an acoustic version of "I'm A Believer" at the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Diamond. The group returned to the event to perform "We Can Work It Out" when Paul McCartney received the MusiCares honor in 2012. 
  • In 2003 Coldplay recorded a version of the Pretenders' "2000 Miles." All digital download proceeds were donated to the Future Forests and Stop Handgun Violence campaigns.

 

 

Coldplay

"I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted." — Chris Martin

  • Members: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
  • Formed in 1996 in London, England
  • The band's 2002 album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, was their first to crack the Top 10, hitting No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Coldplay scored their first Top 10 single with "Speed Of Sound" (No. 8), a track from 2005's X&Y.
  • Coldplay's debut album, Parachutes, earned the group their first career GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album at the 44th GRAMMY Awards in 2002. The following year, the group made their GRAMMY stage debut, performing "Politik" alongside conductor Michael Kamen and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Did you know? Coldplay performed several songs at Apple's private memorial for the late Steve Jobs at Stanford University on Oct. 19, 2011.
  • Coldplay performed an acoustic version of "I'm A Believer" at the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Diamond. The group returned to the event to perform "We Can Work It Out" when Paul McCartney received the MusiCares honor in 2012. 
  • In 2003 Coldplay recorded a version of the Pretenders' "2000 Miles." All digital download proceeds were donated to the Future Forests and Stop Handgun Violence campaigns.

 

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Coldplay

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Nominations
Best Music Video
Up&Up
 
Nominations
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Sky Full Of Stars
Best Pop Vocal Album
Ghost Stories
Best Music Film
Ghost Stories
 
Nominations
Best Music Film
Live 2012
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance
Charlie Brown
Best Rock Album
Mylo Xyloto
 
Nominations
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Paradise
Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Life In Technicolor II
Best Short Form Music Video
Life In Technicolor II
 
Wins
Song Of The Year
Viva La Vida
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Viva La Vida
Best Rock Album
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Viva La Vida
Album Of The Year
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Violet Hill
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Talk
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Speed Of Sound
Best Rock Album
X&Y
 
Nominations
Best Long Form Music Video
Coldplay Live 2003
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Clocks
Nominations
Best Short Form Music Video
The Scientist
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
In My Place
Best Alternative Music Album
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
 
Wins
Best Alternative Music Album
Parachutes
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Yellow