Chris Martin

English singer-songwriter (born 1977)

Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter and musician for the band Coldplay. He also plays the guitar. He was born in Whitestone, 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 performing with Coldplay in 2017
Christopher Anthony John Martin

(1977-03-02) 2 March 1977 (age 47)
Alma materUniversity College London
Gwyneth Paltrow
(m. 2003; div. 2016)
Partner(s)Annabelle Wallis
Dakota Johnson
Musical career

His band members are called Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bass guitarist) 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]

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

Filmography change

Television change

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

Movies change

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

Solo discography change

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 vocal
"Gold in Them Hills" Ron Sexsmith Cobblestone Runway Featured vocal
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 vocal
"Gravity" Embrace Out of Nothing Writer
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 20 - Featured vocal
2006 "All Good Things (Come to an End)" Nelly Furtado Loose Co-writer, background vocal
"In the Sun (song)" Michael Stipe - background vocal
"Beach Chair" Jay-Z Kingdom Come Producer, featured vocal
2007 "Homecoming" Kanye West Graduation Co-writer, featured vocal, piano
2009 "Lukas", "Fun", "Want" Natalie Imbruglia Come to Life Co-writer
2009 "Dove of Peace" Brüno Brüno Featured vocal
2010 "Most Kingz" Jay-Z - Featured vocal
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 Vocal

References change

  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. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
  4. "Chris Martin: The stereo MC". The Independent. London. 23 February 2003. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
  5. "Chris Martin Named World's Sexiest Vegetarian," Agence France-Presse, 23 July 2005.