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TIMELINE

  • ColdplayColdplay hail from England and Scotland and consists of Chris Martin on vocals, Jon Buckland on guitar, Guy Barryman on bass, and Will Champion on drums. The group met while students in London in the mid-90s. By 1998, the group recorded 4 tracks for an EP (Safety) which led to their first single "Brothers And Sisters." After another EP (The Blue Room) and single ("Shiver"), Coldplay readied the release of their first full LP.

2000...

  • Coldplay - 'Parachutes'July: Coldplay released Parachutes in the UK.
  • July: Parachutes topped the UK LP charts for a week.
  • Coldplay - "Yellow" (Single)February: Coldplay won 2 Brit Awards for Best British Group and Best British Album.
  • February: Coldplay won 3 NME Carling Awards for Best New Artist, Best Single, and Session of the Year (for a live appearance on a BBC show).
  • February: Parachutes was certified gold.
  • February 10: Coldplay hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Yellow."

2002....

  • November: Coldplay could be heard on the holiday LP - Maybe This Christmas with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
  • November: Coldplay won a MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act.
  • July: Martin was arrested in Australia after clashing with a photographer and trashing his vehicle.
  • Coldplay -  'Live 2003' CD/DVDNovember: Coldplay won a MTV Europe Award for Best Group.
  • November: Charges in Australia against Martin from last July were dropped.
  • November 4: Coldplay released a live DVD/CD Coldplay Live 2003 of performances from July in Sydney.
  • November 16: Coldplay was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

2004....

  • August: Coldplay could be heard on the soundtrack for Garden State with "Don't Panic."
  • Coldplay - 'X&Y'June: Coldplay topped the UK and Canadian LP charts with X&Y.
  • June 7: Coldplay released their next LP X&Y.
  • June 25: Coldplay topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 3 weeks with X&Y - selling over 737,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
  • July: Coldplay topped the Billboard Internet Albums chart with X&Y.
  • July: X&Y was certified 2x platinum.
  • July 2: Coldplay performed in London, England, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.
  • September: Coldplay performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
  • December: X&Y was certified 3x platinum.
  • December 31: Coldplay had the #6 selling LP of 2005 with X&Y selling over 2.6 million copies during the year. The LP was the best-selling LP of the year worldwide (with 8.3 million copies sold around the world).

2006....

  • April: Coldplay won a Juno Award for International Album of the Year (tie with Black Eyed Peas) (X&Y).
  • April 1: Coldplay topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart for 1 week with the remixes of "Talk."
  • November: Martin could be heard on the Jay-Z LP Kingdom Come on the track "Beach Chair."

2007....

  • July 5: Coldplay topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks, Top Internet Albums chart, Top Digital Albums chart for 3 weeks, Top Rock Albums chart for 5 weeks, and Top Alternative Albums chart for 5 weeks with Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The LP sold over 721,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

2009...

  • March: Coldplay won a Juno Award for Best International Album.

2010...

  • November: Coldplay topped the LP charts in the UK with Mylo Xyloto.
  • November: Coldplay performed on Saturday Night Live.
  • November: Mylo Xyloto was certified platinum.
  • Coldplay - "Paradise" (Single)November 12: Coldplay topped the Billboard 200 chart for 1 week, Top Rock Albums chart for 1 week, Digital Albums chart for 1 week, Top Internet Albums chart for 1 week, and Top Alternative Albums chart for 3 weeks with Mylo Xyloto. The LP sold over 447,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
  • December 3: Coldplay topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 1 week with "Paradise."

2013...

2014...

  • June 7: Coldplay topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Digital Albums chart, Rock Albums chart, and Alternative Albums chart with Ghost Stories. The LP sold over 383,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Coldplay - 'Parachutes'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Parachutes

Released: November 7, 2000 (US)
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 51
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Don't Panic" - "Shiver" - "Spies" - "Sparks" - "Yellow" - "Trouble" - "Parachutes" - "High Speed" - "We Never Change" - "Everything's Not Lost"

Coldplay - 'Rush Of Blood To The Head'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: August 27, 2002
US: x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 5
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 473
Tracks: "Politik" - "In My Place" - "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" - "The Scientist" - "Clocks" - "Daylight" - "Green Eyes" - "Warning Sing" - "A Whisper" - "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" - "Amsterdam"

Coldplay -  'Live 2003' CD/DVD
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Coldplay Live 2003

Released: November 4, 2003
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 13
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "Politik" - "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" - "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" - "One I Love" - "See You Soon" - "Shiver" - "Everything's Not Lost" - "Moses" - "Yellow" - "Clocks" - "In My Place" - "Amsterdam"

Coldplay - 'X&Y'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

X&Y

Released: June 7, 2005
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 3 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Square One" - "What If?" - "White Shadows" - "Fix You" - "Talk" - "X&Y" - "Speed Of Sound" - "A Message" - "Low" - "Hardest Part" - "Swallowed In The Sea" - "Twisted Logic"

Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Released: June 17, 2008
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Life In Technicolor" - "Cemeteries Of London" - "Lost!" - "42" - "Lovers In Japan" - "Yes" - "Viva La Vida" - "Violet Hill" - "Strawberry Swing" - "Death And All His Friends"

Coldplay - 'Prospekt's March' (EP)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Prospekt''s March (EP)

Released: November 24, 2008
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 15
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Life In Technicolor II" - "Postcards From Far Away" - "Glass Of Water" - "Rainy Day" - "Prospekt's March / Poppyfields" - "Lost+" (featuring Jay-Z) - "Lovers In Japan" - "Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground"

Coldplay - 'Mylo Xyloto'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Mylo Xyloto
Mylo Xyloto (Special Edition) box set

Released: October 24, 2011
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Tracks: "Mylo Xyloto" - "Hurts Like Heaven" - "Paradise" - "Charlie Brown" - "Us Against The World" - "M.M.I.X." - "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - "Major Minus" - "U.F.O." - "Princess Of China" (featuring Rihanna) - "Up In Flames" - "A Hopeful Transmission" - "Don't Let It Break Your Heart" - "Up With The Birds"

Coldplay - 'Live 2012' (CD/DVD)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Live 2012

Released: November 19, 2012
Live Tracks: "Mylo Xyloto" - "Hurts Like Heaven" - "in My Place" - "Major Minus" - "Yellow" - "Got Put A Smile Upon Your Face" - "Princess Of China" (with Rihanna) - "Up In Flames" - "Viva La Vida" - "Charlie Brown" - "Paradise" - "Us Against The World" - "Clocks" - "Fix You" - "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"

Coldplay - 'Ghost Stories'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Ghost Stories

Released: May 19, 2014
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Tracks: "Always In My Head" - "Magic" - "Ink" - "Ture Love" - "Midnight" - "Another's Arms" - "Oceans" - "A Sky Full Of Stars" - "O"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 Viva La Vida

from the LP
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - 32 - 31 - 30 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 20 - 17 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 13 - 16 - 18 - 22 - 26 - 28 - 29 - 31 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 30
Grammy Winner: Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Grammy Nominee: Record of the Year
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Rock Video, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction
9 27 2008 Coldplay - "Viva La Vida" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Clocks

from the LP
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - 32 - 29 - 25 - 22 - 17 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 11 - 15 - 24 - 27 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 30
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner: Record of the Year
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)': # 26
5 20 2003 Coldplay - "Clocks" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Yellow

from the LP
Parachutes
ARC chart run: 40 - 38 - 36 - 32 - 30 - 28 - 27 - 23 - 20 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 9 - 12 - 18 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 65
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)': # 34
9 16 2001 Coldplay - "Yellow" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Speed Of Sound

from the LP
X&Y
ARC chart run: 34 - 33 - off - 37 - 32 - 23 - 19 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 14 - 23 - 28 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 71
RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Nominee: Video of the Year, Best Special Effects, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
14 13 2005 Coldplay - "Speed Of Sound" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Princess Of China
[Coldplay featuring Rihanna]

from the LP
Mylo Xyloto
ARC chart run: 40 - 38 - 38 - 37 - 30 - 27 - 27 - 26 - 29 - 30 - 30 - 28 - 29 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 80
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Direction, Best Cinematography
26 14 2012 Coldplay featuring Rihanna - "Princess Of China" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Paradise

from the LP
Mylo Xyloto
2011 ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 31 - 37 - 39 - off
2011 Year-End Chart Position: # 118
2012 ARC chart run: 37 - 36 - 35 - 34 - 33 - 33 - 33 - off
2012 Year-End Chart Position: # 117
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
MTV VMA Winner: Best Rock Video
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33
5
7
2011
2012
Coldplay - "Paradise" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

from the LP
Mylo Xyloto
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 27 - 26 - 26 - 23 - 22 - 25 - 29 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 92
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance
22 10 2011 Coldplay - "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Lovers In Japan

from the LP
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
ARC chart run: 40 - 39 - 38 - 38 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 122
38 5 2008 Coldplay - "Lovers In Japan" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 Trouble

from the LP
Parachutes
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 29 - 26 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 145
MTV VMA Winner: Best Art Direction
MTV VMA Nominee: Breakthrough Video
23 5 2002 Coldplay - "Trouble" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 Talk

from the LP
X&Y
ARC chart run: 40- 36 - 34 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 145
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
34 4 2006 Coldplay - "Talk" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Shiver

from the LP
Parachutes
** ** 2001 Coldplay - "Shiver" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Don't Panic

from the LP
Parachutes
** ** 2001 Coldplay - "Don't Panic" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  In My Place

from the LP
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Grammy Winner: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
** ** 2002 Coldplay - "In My Place" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  The Scientist

from the LP
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee: Best Music Video, Short Form
MTV VMA Winner: Best Group Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction
** ** 2002 Coldplay - "The Scientist" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

from the LP
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
** ** 2003 Coldplay - "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Fix You

from the LP
X&Y
** ** 2005 Coldplay - "Fix You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  The World Turned Upside Down

from the
"Fix You" cd single
** ** 2005 Coldplay - "Fix You / The World Turned Upside Down" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Violet Hill

from the LP
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Special Effects
** ** 2008 Coldplay - "Violet Hill" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Lost!

from the LP
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
** ** 2008 Coldplay - "Lost!" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Life In Technicolor II

from the LP
Prospekt''s March (EP)
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Music Video, Short Form
** ** 2009 Coldplay - "Life In Technicolor II" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Magic

from the LP
Ghost Stories
** ** 2014 Coldplay - "Magic" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
current single
  A Sky Full Of Stars

from the LP
Ghost Stories
** ** 2014 Coldplay - "A Sky Full Of Stars" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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