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Chris Martin

musician, co-founder of Coldplay

Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer and pianist for the band Coldplay. He also plays the guitar. He was born in Exeter, Devon, England. He married Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003. They have two children, a daughter, Apple (born 2004) and a son, Moses (born 2006).[1] The couple separated in 2014.

Chris Martin
Chris Martin 2017 in Hamburg.jpg
Martin performing with Coldplay in 2017
Born
Christopher Anthony John Martin

(1977-03-02) 2 March 1977 (age 42)
Exeter, Devon, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity College London
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • philanthropist
Spouse(s)
Gwyneth Paltrow
(m. 2003; div. 2016)
Children2
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • guitar
  • harmonica
Years active1996–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitecoldplay.com

His band members are called Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer). They met while studying at University College London. In January 1998, they formed the rock band Coldplay. They were influenced by the Scottish rock band Travis.[2] U2 was another important influence on Martin both musically and politically.[3]

Martin does not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol.[4] PETA said he was the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005.[5]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Extras Himself "Chris Martin" (Season 2: Episode 4)
2010 The Simpsons Himself "Million Dollar Maybe" (Season 21: Episode 11)

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Shaun of the Dead Himself Cameo appearance
With Jonny Buckland
2009 Brüno Himself Cameo appearance

Solo discographyEdit

See Coldplay for his work with the band.
Year Song(s) Artist Album Role
2002 "Where Is My Boy?"
"Your Love Means Everything, Pt. 2"
Faultline Your Love Means Everything Featured vocals
"Gold in Them Hills" Ron Sexsmith Cobblestone Runway Featured vocals
2003 "Sliding", "Arthur" Ian McCulloch Slideling Piano, backing vocals
"See It in a Boy's Eyes" Jamelia Thank You Co-writer, backing vocals
2004 "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" Ash Orpheus Backing vocals
"Gravity" Embrace Out of Nothing Writer
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 20 Featured vocals
2006 "All Good Things (Come to an End)" Nelly Furtado Loose Co-writer, background vocals
"In the Sun (song)" Michael Stipe - background vocals
"Beach Chair" Jay-Z Kingdom Come Producer, featured vocals
2007 "Homecoming" Kanye West Graduation Co-writer, featured vocals, piano
2009 "Lukas", "Fun", "Want" Natalie Imbruglia Come to Life Co-writer
2009 "Dove of Peace" Brüno Brüno Featured vocals
2010 "Most Kingz" Jay-Z Featured vocals
2010 "Me and Tennessee" Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw Country Strong Writer
2012 "I Don't Want You To Die" The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends Featured Vocals

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ellen, Barbara (7 December 2003). "The Observer Profile: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin". London: The Observer. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  2. "Chris Martin | Martin: 'Travis Invented Coldplay'". Contactmusic. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  3. "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
  4. "Chris Martin: The stereo MC". The Independent. London. 23 February 2003. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
  5. "Chris Martin Named World's Sexiest Vegetarian," Agence France-Presse, 23 July 2005.