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6 Nov, 2015

Adventure of a Lifetime audio release

Makes StatementSingle Release

Coldplay release the audio for Adventure of a Lifetime, from their album, A Head Full of Dreams. The band says they have collaborated with Tove Lo, Noel Gallagher and Beyonce on the album, which will contain 12 songs, including a hidden track, X Marks The Spot. Parlophone:

Revitalized, they’ve made an album that’s bursting with energy, colour and big, life-affirming moments such as the deliciously ebullient first single Adventure of a Lifetime and the rocket-powered Hymn for the Weekend. Coldplay has never enjoyed making a record more than this one. Nor have they been happier with the results.

23 Aug, 2013

Princess of China

Rihanna and Coldplay create music video for song Princess Of China. The video for the rock song, depicts Rihanna and Chris Martin in a Asian-style battle is directed by Adria Petty, who says:

It’s a music video, you’re not really held to any narrative structure. Once we had the movie trailer format, we wanted to celebrate something visual and Asian-inspired across the board, but nothing too prescriptive. Thus, they planned a sequence of acrobatic martial arts scenes and dubbed Rihanna’s violent damsel character the “Geisha Assassin” and Chris Martin’s hero “The Returning Ronin.”

8 Feb, 2009

Wins Grammy


Coldplay wins Grammys for Song Of The Year, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for Viva La Vida and Best Rock Album for Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.

Thank you so much. We’ve never had so many Grammys in our life.

10 Nov, 2008


Single Release

The band releases Lost+, featuring Jay-Z, from their album, Viva La Vida. Martin:

The line in this song ‘Just because I’m losing, doesn’t mean I’m lost‘ is what the whole record came out of, because we were feeling down at the end of the last tour. That line arrived and it was, ‘OK, that’s how we kinda feel. We know we can improve’.

3 Nov, 2008

Lovers In Japan

Single Release

The band releases Lovers In Japan, from Viva La Vida. Martin:

No one associates romance with Japan. Everyone thinks Japan is just about Hitachi and neon signs, but every time we’re there, we see these amazing sunrises. It’s very sexy.

19 Dec, 2005


Single Release

The band releases Talk, from X & Y. Martin:

What happened with Talk is that it was all going great, and then someone said ‘That should be the first single,’ and we all just freaked out and scrapped it all. I hate choosing singles, it’s so hard. (But) when we heard it mixed properly, it sounded mega.

5 Sep, 2005

Fix You

Single Release

The band releases Fix You, from their album, X & Y. Martin:

Because it’s so unlikely that that song would have come out of that period. The rest of that album (X&Y) I like, but I don’t think it’s great. Whereas that song… it’s the best one because it almost single-handedly got us through a really difficult two years. You could say it’s too soft or whatever, but… it does exactly what it says on the tin. Even when I’m singing it, by the time I get to the end, I’m thinking, ‘I like this’.

23 Feb, 2003

Wins Grammy


indexColdplay wins the Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for In My Place, and Best Alternative Music Album for A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

27 Feb, 2002

Wins Grammy


Coldplay wins the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for Parachutes.

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