Chris Martin

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Chris Martin
Background information
Birth name Christopher Anthony John Martin
Born 2 March 1977 (1977-03-02) (age 37)
Exeter, Devon, England
Genres Alternative rock, art rock, post-Britpop
Occupations Musician, producer
Instruments vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, organ, harmonica, mandolin, trumpet, clarinet, glockenspiel, percussion
Years active 1996–present
Labels Parlophone, Capitol
Associated acts Coldplay
Website Coldplay.com

Chris Martin is an English singer and pianist for the band Coldplay. He also plays the guitar. He was born in Exeter, Devon, England on 2 March 1977. 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.

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]

Filmography[change | edit source]

Television[change | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Solo discography[change | edit source]

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

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