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Mylo Xyloto
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Studio album by
Released24 October 2011 (2011-10-24)
RecordedNovember 2008 – September 2011
StudioThe Bakery and The Beehive (London, England)
Genre
Length44:09
Label
Producer
Coldplay chronology
iTunes Festival: London 2011
(2011)
Mylo Xyloto
(2011)
Live in Madrid
(2011)
Reversible artwork and Japanese deluxe edition cover
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Singles from Mylo Xyloto
  1. "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"
    Released: 3 June 2011
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: 12 September 2011
  3. "Charlie Brown"
    Released: 23 January 2012
  4. "Princess of China"
    Released: 14 February 2012

Mylo Xyloto (pronounced /ˈml ˈzlət/ MY-loh ZY-lə-toh) is the fifth studio album by British rock band Coldplay, released in late October 2011. The band worked closely with producer Brian Eno following their successful collaboration on Viva la Vida, the band's previous album. Mylo Xyloto is a concept album and a thematic rock opera.[4]

The album tells the story of a war against sound and colour by a supremacist government, set in the world of Silencia, an Orwellian society. Silencia has been overtaken by a government led by Major Minus, who controls the population through media and propaganda. His aim is to take sound and colour off the streets in hope to draw away "feeders", creatures that use such energy to hunt its prey. The album follows Mylo Xyloto, a "silencer", a soldier in an army tasked to hunt and track down "sparkers", people who harness light and energy and use it to create sparks, comparable to graffiti in real life. He encounters Fly, the sparker most wanted by Major Minus. Through Fly, Mylo discovers his sparker abilities and his affiliation with the Car Kids, a major sparker faction founded by Mylo's parents, Aiko and Lela.[citation needed] Drummer Will Champion has noted that the album is a story of the characters "falling in love and trying to escape together", with a general theme of "love conquering all".[citation needed]. In interviews the band have said that the album follows a love story between Mylo and Xyloto, with them being separate characters .[5] In the comics based on album however, Mylo Xyloto is the main protagonist and Fly is the sparker girl he encounters.[6]

The album received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its uplifting tone and new electronic sound; however, some found its material overproduced. "Paradise" and "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" received a total of three Grammy Award nominations in 2012, while the album and "Charlie Brown" received two further Grammy nominations in 2013. Internationally, Mylo Xyloto charted at number one in 34 countries.[7] In the United Kingdom, Mylo Xyloto became Coldplay's fifth album to debut at number one, selling 208,000 units in its first week, and setting a one-week digital sales record with 83,000 copies sold.[8] Mylo Xyloto broke an iTunes record for digital downloads sales by selling over 500,000 digital copies in a week.[9] (Adele's 25 album topped this record in 2015.) Mylo Xyloto became Coldplay's third album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 447,000 units in its first week of sales. It was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011, selling 908,000 copies.[10] As of 2013, it has sold over 8 million copies worldwide.[11]

Background

In November 2008, in an interview with All Headline News, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin stated that "...I don't think bands should keep going past [the age of] 33",[12] but later rephrased this to say that what he meant was that they must proceed "as if it's our last, because that's the only way to proceed" in December 2008, adding that he thought the band would never split.[13] Bass guitarist Guy Berryman, who earlier wrote that the band will "just have to start work and see how it shapes up",[14] reported that the band would return to the studio:

We've already got lists of song ideas. We never stop writing. We go into the studio with all the best laid plans then what we end up with is not what we intended. It's just exciting to wonder what will come out the speakers in a year's time. We have very exciting things lined up. It's time to take our music down different directions and really explore other avenues.[15]

In one interview, Martin predicted the style of the incoming album as being less dominated by fanfare, and featuring a more "stripped-down" sound.[16]

Studios

In November 2008, Coldplay established a recording HQ at a disused bakery in Primrose Hill, North London, where they recorded a big part of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.[17] Part of Mylo Xyloto was also recorded on the same place, however this time they used a new studio, near the original, called The Beehive. While a few overdubs and a lot of comping were recorded at The Bakery, a lot of live recording and live takes were done on the new studio.[18] The Beehive was described by Rik Simpson, one of the producers, as a "large room". One of the band's roadies blogged about the studio, describing it as having a "gorgeous reverb".[19] Still about the studio he said:

Everywhere you go there's light streaming in. Even on a relatively gloomy British afternoon, it's noticeably bright inside. I can only imagine that this will be reflected in the new material.

Style and concept

Mylo Xyloto is a concept album, according to Martin, "based on a love story with a happy ending." Two protagonists living in an oppressive, dystopian, urban environment, meet one another through a gang and fall in love. Lyrically, the album is inspired by "old school American graffiti" and "the White Rose Movement." Martin also said that the album was influenced by HBO TV series The Wire.[16]

Subway car in New York City. The 1970s graffiti of the city inspired the album.

Coldplay had stated on several occasions, long before the release, that they wanted the album to be "more acoustic" and "more intimate" than its predecessor, 2008's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The band later said they got to a point where they were trying to make two records, a stripped-down album, that started to be recorded first, along with an electric one that was already being called Mylo Xyloto by the band. However they later decided to combine both albums. Drummer Will Champion explained that the band realized they couldn't focus on more than one thing at once, and songs like "Paradise" couldn't be played in an acoustic style.[20] Martin pointed another song as a reason too:

We have a song called Charlie Brown, which was the centrepiece of this other record we started first. We were playing the riff on an accordion and Guy came in one morning and said, 'I'm afraid I have to put my foot down. I don't want to speak out of turn, but I will not allow this song to be played on an accordion – that has to go in with the Mylo bunch'. So then we thought — let's just make one album.

In the end some songs composed for the acoustic album such as "Us Against the World" and "U.F.O" maintained the "stripped" approach, while others such as "Charlie Brown" changed into a new form. Songs from both records ended up on the final album, worldbeat elements from the predecessor Viva La Vida are present but the overall production of it became electronic influenced. The electro rock sound can be heard through the whole album, beginning with opening song "Hurts Like Heaven" which has synthesised sounds and vocals predominantly on vocoder.[21] The next track, "Paradise", also shows the band stepping outside of their comfort zone and going into the new electronic territory.[22] Additionally, this song has an R&B beat style, which is also featured on "Princess Of China". This track opens with an anxious blend of synths and guitars and then goes into an R&B type beat. The album has three short instrumentals which are included as noodling experimental electronic interjections on the record.

Artwork

The typeface created for the album's artwork

The album's artworks were revealed on 12 August 2011,[23] inspired on graffiti the band worked again with longtime collaborators Tappin Gofton and, this time, also with British street artist, Paris. The band had already started to research and work with graffiti on their home studios, The Bakery and The Beehive, when designer Misty Buckley introduced Paris to them, as they were looking for a graffiti artist to teach them the techniques to do it. Although initially he was supposed to be just a "teacher", Paris stayed on the project until the end, producing part of the final work along with the band.[24]

Coldplay wanted it to be an explosion of vivid colours as a counterpoint to the subdued colour palette of Viva La Vida, and at the same time there were many lyrics and codes they wished to add. Researches and development into street art started six months before the work had begun.[25] Then a graffiti wall was painted by the band itself and Paris, formed by nine parts.[26] Tappin Gofton wanted the whole evolution of the wall, so at the end of every day loads of super detailed photos would be taken from it.[24] In the end a picture including three parts of the wall was featured on the front cover, while the whole wall is featured on the center of the CD's booklet.

The final versions of the covers have a picture of the wall, half of the CD's were packed with the booklet flipped, showing the silver initials "M X" via a die-cut sheet placed over the photo on the front, while the other half was packed with the full picture and the full name of the album written over it.[27] Both covers use an original typeface created for this work; the new font is used in most of the album's graphic promotion.

Title

Martin hinted at the album's title prior to release, saying "it will probably begin with an M."[28] During interviews the band has already given many different reasons and meanings to the album's name. Martin also said it was reference to the album's characters, the boy (Mylo) and the girl (Xyloto) respectively.[4] Another meaning suggested by the frontman was that the name was supposed to be a graffiti tag for the band, relating "xylophone" to the word "xyloto".[29] Much of the art was done by Paris 1974.[24]

Release and promotion

The Mylo Xyloto Tour was noted for its large scale display of pyrotechnics, laser lighting and Xylobands. (Pictured: Coldplay performing at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 6, 2012)

The album was set to be released in December 2010 as a "decade-ender", but was postponed to 2011 since the album was far from finished as Coldplay concluded their Viva la Vida Tour. Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland mentioned that the album would be released in the latter year.[citation needed]

The iTunes Store let users hear one new song from the album every day the week before until the album was released.[30]

The album was released on 24 October 2011 on CD and on vinyl. A special edition of the album that includes the CD, digital copy and LP disc along with copies of the band's studio notes, stencils, a poster, a pop up book and stickers was made available on 19 December 2011.[31]

Singles

On 31 May, Coldplay announced that their new song "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" would be released on 3 June at 12 pm BST via download.[32] The single contains elements of "I Go to Rio" written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson.[33] On 21 June 2011, Coldplay's website announced that the band would release an iTunes exclusive digital EP containing the songs "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall", "Major Minus", and "Moving to Mars" on 26 June.[34]

The album's second single, "Paradise", was released on 12 September 2011.[35] That same day, Chris Martin announced that Rihanna would be featured on "Princess of China". "Paradise" has so far reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has reached the top 10 in 15 charts around the world. On 1 January 2012, it became the year's first number-one single in the UK and Coldplay's second chart-topper in their native country.[36] The song was also the best-selling rock single of 2011 in the United Kingdom, selling 410,000 copies.[10]

"Charlie Brown" was later confirmed to be the third single from the album, and the group performed the song on 23 January 2012 on the British TV series The X Factor. On that date, it was solicited to US Triple A radio, and was solicited to US adult contemporary radio the following day. The single received a release date of 3 February in most other territories except for the United Kingdom, where the single was released 12 March 2012.[37] "Princess of China", a collaboration with singer Rihanna, was solicited to US mainstream radio on 14 February 2012 as the album's fourth single.[38][39] A digital release followed on 13 April in the United States and on 4 June in the United Kingdom.

Promotional singles

"Up with the Birds" was released as a limited edition 7" vinyl single for Record Store Day on 21 April 2012, backed by "U.F.O." as its B-side,[40] it was limited to 500 copies in the UK[41] and 1,000 copies in the US.[42] In July 2012, "Hurts Like Heaven" was released as a promotional effort in Australian and American radios.[43][44][45] On 16 April 2013, the song was announced as a 7" limited release for Record Store Day UK, with a live version of Us Against the World serving as its B-side.[46] "Up in Flames" was later released for radio airplay in Italy on 16 November 2012.[47]

Tour

The promotion for Mylo Xyloto began in June with the release of the first single and the beginning of a series of performances on some of the most important festivals around the world,[48] including Glastonbury,[49] Lollapalooza,[50] Fuji Rock Festival and Rock In Rio.[51] The first time the band played live some songs from the album for a big audience was on Rock Im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany, playing six new songs. Manager Dave Holmes said that the reason to play new songs on the festivals was to "invite people to the party" also on this he said: "...let the music do the talking, play new songs and get people talking about the fact you're playing new music."[52]

After the "festival tour", Coldplay began the proper Mylo Xyloto Tour in October 2011 with a series of rehearsal concerts in Europe, as well as a special concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, footage of which was used in the music video for "Paradise". A full-production show began in December 2011 in the United Kingdom. For this first leg, on the end of the 2011, the stage design incorporated graffiti made by the band and the band's artist Paris, it also had a catwalk linking the main stage to a smaller stage with an "X" shape. The tour continued into 2012 with shows in Europe,[53][54] North America[55] and Australia.[56]

Comic

On 10 July 2012 the Coldplay website announced a six-part Mylo Xyloto comic, with the first issue to be released at that week's San Diego Comic-Con International.[57] Published by Bongo Comics, the story followed the tale of Mylo, a "silencer", who, in the words of co-writer Mark Osbourne, is a part of a "war against sound and colour". Together with Osbourne, Dylan Haggerty writes the comic (starting in the second issue) with art by Alejandro Fuentes.[58]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.4/10[59]
Metacritic65/100[60]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[61]
The A.V. ClubB[62]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars[63]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[64]
The Guardian3/5 stars[65]
NME5/10[66]
Pitchfork7.0/10[67]
Q5/5 stars[68]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[69]
Spin7/10[70]

Mylo Xyloto received generally positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website Metacritic, the album has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100 based on 39 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[60] In a five-star review, Simon Goddard of Q wrote that Mylo Xyloto "will, at the bare minimum, safely sustain their imperial position for a long time to come", singling out Martin and Buckland's musical contributions and Eno and Dravs' production for praise.[68] Mikael Wood of Spin wrote that like Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto "draws from an expansive palette that makes Coldplay's first three albums sound even quainter" and that "where Viva La Vida showcased Coldplay's sense of adventure, this [album] feels more eager to please".[70] Citing the album the band's most ambitious effort, Josh Eells of Rolling Stone noted that "the choruses are bigger, the textures grander, the optimism more optimistic" and described it as a "bear-hug record for a bear-market world".[69] The Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick called the record "irresistible", noting its "adventurous" mood and "luxuriously colourful" sound.[63] Ian Cohen of Pitchfork wrote that the album sees the band "successfully continuing to explore the tension of wanting to be one of the best bands in the world and having to settle for being one of the biggest."[67]

In a mixed review, Alexis Petridis of The Guardian judged Mylo Xyloto's storyline as incoherent and expressed skepticism toward the album's purported pop influences, feeling that much of the album "just sounds like standard-issue Coldplay, replete with echoing guitars, woah-oh choruses and vocals that signify high drama by slipping into falsetto", apart from electronic music flourishes that "genuinely [add] a bit of freshness to a formulaic sound".[65] In a review for Entertainment Weekly, Melissa Maerz interpreted the album as an attempt by the group to sound less like themselves in order to reconcile their commercial success with the supposed stigma of being "as hated as a band can be".[64] Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times was critical of Martin's lyrics, stating that "every touch of lyrical bitterness is followed by enough sugar to mask the taste, which might be good in the short term but isn't a recipe for long-term health."[71]

AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that Mylo Xyloto "has a leg up other Coldplay records for this simple reason: they're no longer attempting to mimic U2's portentous piety. They've embraced their schoolboy selves and are simply singing songs of love and good cheer, albeit on a grand scale that somehow seems smaller due to the group's insuppressible niceness."[61] Melodic magazine's critic Johan Wippsson cited "Paradise" and "Charlie Brown" as examples of the band sounding "really on their 'own'", compared to past efforts where the band has "taken ideas from others and sometimes a little too clearly".[72] Q ranked the album as the 5th best of 2011.[73]

Listicles

PublisherYearListicleResultRef.
Gigwise2011Top 50 Albums of 201115[74]
Q50 Best Albums of 20115[75]
2016The Greatest Albums of the Last 30 YearsPlaced[76]
Spin201120 Best Pop Albums of 20118[77]
SputnikmusicStaff's Top 50 Albums of 201143[78]

Awards and nominations

AwardYearCategoryResultRef.
ARIA Chart Awards2011Number 1 AlbumWon[79]
BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards2012Best British AlbumNominated[80]
Billboard Music AwardsTop Rock AlbumWon[81]
Top Alternative AlbumWon[81]
Brit AwardsBritish Album of the YearNominated[82]
Danish Music AwardsInternational Album of the YearNominated[83]
Fryderyk AwardsBest Foreign AlbumNominated[84]
GAFFA Awards Denmark (Prisen)2011International Album of the YearNominated[85]
Grammy Awards2013Best Rock AlbumNominated[86]
Guinness World Records2011Fastest-Selling Digital Album (UK)Broken[87]
Juno Awards2012International Album of the YearNominated[88]
Los40 Music AwardsBest International AlbumNominated[89]
MTV Video Music Awards JapanBest Album of the YearNominated[90]
NME AwardsWorst AlbumNominated[91]
Official Number 1 Award2011Official Number 1 AlbumWon[92]
Official Number 1 Digital AlbumWon[93]
Porin Awards2012Best International AlbumNominated[94]
Swiss Music AwardsBest Pop/Rock International AlbumNominated[95]
TEC Awards2013Record Production / AlbumNominated[96]
Žebřík Music Awards2011Best Foreign AlbumNominated[97]

Legacy

On 24 October 2021, the tenth anniversary of the album's release, Coldplay announced on Twitter that Paris, the album's art director, had created a "special piece" to celebrate the occasion: a wall adorned with artwork reminiscent of the Mylo Xyloto era and two vinyl copies of the album, one with a brand new front cover cinsisting of the album's name in silver typeface letters superimposed on a background featuring the colours red, orange, green, blue, pink, white and black.[98]

Commercial performance

Coldplay playing in Toronto, September 2011

In the United Kingdom, the album sold over 122,000 copies in its first three days of sale according to the Official Charts Company. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of over 208,000 copies, giving the band their fifth number-one album and the second-biggest first-week sales of 2011 behind Lady Gaga's Born This Way.[99] Coldplay is the third group to debut at number one with their first five albums, behind The Beatles (11) and Oasis (7).[100] The downloads accounted for 83,000 units to become the first album to sell more than 80,000 digital copies in one week, a record previously held by Take That's Progress (79,800 units).[101] In its second week on the chart, the album fell to number two selling 67,132 copies.[102] It was the best-selling rock album in the United Kingdom, selling 908,000 copies.[10] The album's second single, "Paradise", was also the best-selling rock single in the UK, selling 410,000 copies.[10]

Mylo Xyloto debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States, with first-week sales of 447,000 copies.[103] In Canada, the album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 65,000 copies in its first week.[104] The album debuted at number one in Australia on the issue dated 31 October 2011.[105] In its second week on the chart, the album was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of 70,000 copies.[106] In Denmark, the album debuted at number two with first-week sales of 7,807 copies.[107] The album was certified platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for shipments of 20,000 copies in its first week.[10] As of April 2014, the album has sold 1,581,000 copies in the United States.[108]

Track listing

Coldplay's songwriting members are Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin.

Mylo Xyloto[109][110][111]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Mylo Xyloto"
0:43
2."Hurts Like Heaven"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
4:02
3."Paradise"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
4:37
4."Charlie Brown"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
4:45
5."Us Against the World"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
3:59
6."M.M.I.X."
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
0:49
7."Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
4:00
8."Major Minus"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
3:30
9."U.F.O."
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
2:17
10."Princess of China"
3:59
11."Up in Flames"
  • Coldplay
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
3:13
12."A Hopeful Transmission"
  • Coldplay
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
0:33
13."Don't Let It Break Your Heart"
  • Coldplay
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
3:54
14."Up with the Birds"
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
3:45
Total length:44:09
Mylo Xyloto – Japanese edition[a]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Charlie Brown"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
4:48
16."Life Is for Living"
  • Coldplay
2:30
17."Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"
  • Coldplay
  • Eno
  • Allen
  • Anderson
  • Castioni
  • Christensen
  • Lagonda
  • Wycombe
  • Simpson
  • Dravs
  • Green
4:38
Total length:56:05

Notes[110]

Personnel

  • Chris Martin – lead vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, piano, rhythm guitar (track 13)
  • Guy Berryman – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jonny Buckland – electric guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Will Champion – drums, acoustic guitar (track 7), percussion, piano (track 5), backing vocals

Additional personnel

  • Dave Holmes – management
  • Markus Dravs – producer, recording
  • Daniel Green – producer, mixer, recording
  • Rik Simpson – producer, mixer, recording
  • Brian Eno – enoxification[a] and additional composition
  • Rihanna – guest vocals on "Princess of China"
  • Juanita Stein – backing vocals on "Up with the Birds"
  • Andrew Thurston – cowbell on "Up with the Birds"
  • Spike Stent – mixer
  • Michael Brauer – mixer
  • Davide Rossi – strings
  • Jon Hopkins – light and magic, keyboards
  • Rosie Danvers – additional cello
  • Luis Jardim – in time percussion
  • Robin Baynton – recording
  • Marcos Tovar - recording
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Coldplay, Paris – artwork
  • Tappin Gofton – design, art direction
  • Andy Rugg – recording and mix assistance
  • Matt McGinn – recording and mix assistance
  • Matt Miller – recording and mix assistance
  • Christian Green – recording and mix assistance
  • Olga Fitzroy – recording and mix assistance
  • Ryan Gilligan – recording and mix assistance
  • Matt Green – recording and mix assistance
  • Pierre Eiras – recording and mix assistance
  • David Emery – recording and mix assistance
  • Ian Sylvester – recording and mix assistance
  • Noah Goldstein – recording and mix assistance
  • Ian Shea – recording and mix assistance
  • Andrew Denny – recording and mix assistance
  • Deepu Panjwani – recording and mix assistance
  • Nobuyuki Murakami – recording and mix assistance
  • Hidefumi Ohbuchi – recording and mix assistance
  • Tim Crompton – recording and mix assistance

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[194]2× Platinum140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[195]Gold10,000*
Belgium (BEA)[196]Platinum30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[197]3× Platinum240,000^
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[198]3× Platinum60,000double-dagger
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[199]Platinum21,028[199]
France (SNEP)[200]3× Platinum300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[201]2× Platinum400,000double-dagger
Ireland (IRMA)[202]2× Platinum30,000^
Italy (FIMI)[203]3× Platinum180,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[204]Gold100,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[205]Platinum60,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[206]Platinum50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[207]2× Platinum30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[208]Platinum30,000*
Portugal (AFP)[209]2× Platinum30,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[210]Platinum60,000^
Sweden (GLF)[211]Platinum40,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[212]2× Platinum60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[213]5× Platinum1,500,000^
United States (RIAA)[214]Platinum1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[215]3× Platinum3,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

RegionDateLabelFormat
Japan[216]19 October 2011EMI Music Japan
Australia[217]21 October 2011Parlophone
Germany[217]
Worldwide[218][219]24 October 2011Parlophone
  • CD
  • digital download (UK only)
  • LP
Poland[220]EMI Music Poland
  • CD
  • LP
Italy[221]EMI Music ItalyDownload
25 October 2011[222]CD
North America[219]Capitol Records
  • CD
  • download
  • LP
Brazil[223]28 October 2011EMICD
Chile[224]31 October 2011
Colombia[225][226]9 November 2011
  • EMI Music Colombia
  • Parlophone

Notes

  1. ^ "Enoxification" is a term coined by the band to describe Eno's contribution to the record. According to Martin: "It's a description of how he fits into the process. It isn't producing - it's his own weird thing."[112]

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External links


Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Coldplay die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Parachutes ¦ A Rush Of Blood To The Head ¦ Music Of The Spheres ¦ Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

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Coldplay live in Hamburg (2017)
Coldplay live in Hamburg (2017)
Allgemeine Informationen
Genre(s)Alternative Rock, Pop-Rock, Pop
Gründung1996
Websitecoldplay.com
Aktuelle Besetzung
Chris Martin
Jonny Buckland
Schlagzeug, Perkussion, Hintergrundgesang
Will Champion
Bass, Keyboard, Hintergrundgesang
Guy Berryman

Coldplay ist eine britische Pop-Rock-Band, bestehend aus Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion und Guy Berryman. Sie ist eine der weltweit erfolgreichsten Bands der 2000er Jahre. Die Band hat knapp 80 Millionen Tonträger weltweit verkauft, davon 50 Millionen Alben.[1][2]

Bandgeschichte

Gründung und erste Jahre (1996–1999)

Martin, Berryman, Buckland und Champion lernten einander als Studenten am University College London kennen und gründeten im September 1996 eine Band. Martin studierte Alte Geschichte, Buckland Mathematik, Astrophysik und Astronomie und Champion Anthropologie. Berryman studierte zunächst Ingenieurwissenschaften und später Architektur. Im Gegensatz zu allen anderen Bandmitgliedern schloss er kein Studium ab.

Chris Martin und Jonny Buckland, die sich in der Orientierungswoche am College kennenlernten, waren die ersten Mitglieder der Band. Sie spielten zunächst in einer Band namens „Pectoralz“, bis Guy Berryman, ein Klassenkamerad der beiden, hinzustieß. Ursprünglich gründeten die vier Mitglieder die Band unter dem Namen „Starfish“ (dt.: „Seestern“). Unter diesem Namen spielte die Band zunächst einige Konzerte in kleineren Clubs in Camden. Phil Harvey, ein Studienkollege und Freund von Chris Martin, wurde hierfür als Manager engagiert, fungiert heute als künstlerischer Leiter und wird als fünftes Mitglied angesehen.

Im März 1998 erschien die Safety EP, von der nur 500 Stück hergestellt wurden.[3] Diese diente größtenteils als Demo, nur 50 Platten gingen in den offiziellen Verkauf. Die EP ist somit eine Rarität und wird unter Sammlern enorm hoch gehandelt. Coldplay wurde daraufhin vom kleinen Independent-Label Fierce Panda Records unter Vertrag genommen. Die erste Veröffentlichung war die Brothers and Sisters EP, die im Februar 1999 in gerade einmal vier Tagen aufgenommen wurde.

Im Frühling 1999 unterschrieb Coldplay einen Fünf-Alben-Vertrag bei Parlophone, wo die Band bis heute unter Vertrag ist. Nach ihrem ersten Auftritt beim Glastonbury Festival ging die Band ins Studio, um ihre dritte EP The Blue Room aufzunehmen, von der im Oktober 5000 Stück in den Verkauf gingen. Bei der Produktion kam es zu Streitereien innerhalb der Band, in deren Folge Champion von Martin zunächst aus der Band geworfen, jedoch kurz darauf wieder zurückgeholt wurde. Um weiteren Ärger zu vermeiden, beschlossen die vier, Regeln innerhalb der Band einzuführen: 1. Gewinne werden geteilt, 2. Drogenkonsum führt zum Ausschluss aus der Band.

Kommerzieller Durchbruch (2000–2006)

Coldplay bei einem Auftritt in den USA (2005)

Das erste Album Parachutes wurde auf Anhieb ein kommerzieller Erfolg und auch von den Kritikern hoch gelobt. Parachutes war für den Mercury Music Prize (2000) nominiert und gewann 2001 den Grammy Award als „Best Alternative Music Album“. Insgesamt wurde das Album weltweit bis heute über neun Millionen Mal verkauft. In Großbritannien hielt es sich 33 Wochen lang in den Top Ten. Die Band machte sich mit dieser LP einen Namen und wurde oftmals mit der englischen Band Radiohead verglichen.

Das zweite Album A Rush of Blood to the Head aus dem Jahr 2002 war vielschichtiger – vermehrt nun auch mit Rock-Elementen – und intellektueller als das Debütalbum, was aber dem Erfolg keinen Abbruch tat und auch die Kritiker überzeugen konnte. Dabei bekam das Album gleich zwei Grammys, und zwar in den Kategorien „Bestes Alternative-Album“ und „Best Song“ für In My Place. Zudem war das Werk auf Platz eins der deutschen und britischen Albumcharts. In den USA erreichte es den fünften Rang. Mit diesem Album übertrafen die Bandmitglieder den Erfolg ihres Debüts mit über 13 Millionen verkauften Einheiten bei weitem.

Mit X&Y, ihrem dritten Studioalbum, knüpfte Coldplay an den Erfolg ihrer ersten beiden Alben an. Mit 8,3 Millionen verkauften Platten wurde es zum weltweit meistverkauften Album des Jahres 2005. Bis heute wurden über elf Millionen Exemplare abgesetzt. Aber auch mit ihrer ersten Singleauskopplung Speed of Sound landeten die Musiker einen weltweit großen Hit. Die Band konnte sich damit erstmals in den Top-Ten der US-amerikanischen Billboard Charts und den Top 20 der deutschen Musik-Charts platzieren und gewann den MTV Europe Music Award 2005 in der Kategorie „Best Song“ für den Titel Speed of Sound. Im Vereinigten Königreich blieb Coldplay im Juni 2005 der Sprung auf Platz eins der Charts durch die erste kommerzielle Singleveröffentlichung eines Klingeltons (Crazy Frog) verwehrt. Außerdem erlangte Speed of Sound weitere Bekanntheit als offizieller Titelsong des ZDF zum Konföderationen-Pokal 2005. Auf dem Album X&Y befindet sich mit dem Stück Talk auch eine Adaption des Liedes Computer Love (Computerliebe) der Düsseldorfer Elektronikpioniere Kraftwerk.

Am 2. Juli 2005 trat Coldplay beim Live-8-Konzert in London auf. Neben ihren eigenen Songs In My Place und Fix You spielten die Musiker zusammen mit Richard Ashcroft Bitter Sweet Symphony von The Verve.

Arbeit mit Brian Eno (2007–2021)

Für das vierte Album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends wurde eigens der Koproduzent Brian Eno eingesetzt, der die Band, die schon Auflösungsgedanken hatte, massiv unterstützte. Das Album erschien in Deutschland am 13. Juni 2008. Bereits seit dem 6. Juni stand es zum Pre-Listening auf der MySpace-Seite von Coldplay zur Verfügung.

Coldplay live in London (2008)

Sämtliche Songs der Platte unterscheiden sich von den früheren Liedern der Band, so dass der Stil mit den vorherigen Alben kaum zu vergleichen ist. Auf dem Album sind mit Chinese Sleep Chant und The Escapist zwei Hidden Tracks vorhanden. Am 29. April erschien Violet Hill als Lead-Single vorab zum kostenlosen Herunterladen, ehe es am 9. Mai 2008 in Deutschland offiziell in den Verkauf ging.[4]

Für das Titelbild des Albums wird Die Freiheit führt das Volk verwendet, ein Gemälde aus dem Jahre 1830 von Eugène Delacroix. Das Gemälde verdeutlicht das zu dieser Zeit vorherrschende Streben nach Liberalismus und Freiheit der Bevölkerung und stellt die Straßenschlachten der Julirevolution dar, als sich Bürger trotz hoher Verluste im Kampf um Freiheit und Mitspracherecht gegen die absolutistische Herrschaft Karls X. durchsetzten. Über Die Freiheit führt das Volk wurde für das Album der Schriftzug „Viva la Vida“ gesetzt.

Das Album wurde wieder ein großer Erfolg für die Band. Nicht nur, dass es selbst in zahlreichen Ländern Platz 1 der Charts eroberte, mit der Single Viva la Vida schaffte sie es erstmals auch in den Singles-Charts in Großbritannien und den USA bis an die Spitze. Mit dem Erfolg gehörte sie auch zu den Favoriten bei den Grammy Awards 2009. Sie gewann am Ende drei Grammys bei sieben Nominierungen. Ihre Single Viva la Vida wurde als „bester Song“ und „beste Pop-Darbietung einer Gruppe“ ausgezeichnet, während ihr Album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends als „bestes Rockalbum“ prämiert wurde. Im August 2008 veröffentlichte Coldplay zu dem Song ein zweites Musikvideo zu Ehren von Anton Corbijn und Depeche Mode. Das Musikvideo ist eine Hommage an das Musikvideo zu dem Song Enjoy the Silence.[5]

Am 16. Juni 2008 startete die Band in London ihre Viva-la-Vida-Tour. Im Rahmen der Welttournee spielte die Band in Großbritannien, den USA, Kanada, Japan, Frankreich, Spanien, Deutschland (Mannheim, Köln, Hamburg, Berlin, München), Österreich, Ungarn, Tschechien, Schweden, Norwegen, der Schweiz, Italien, den Niederlanden und Belgien. Sie endete am 15. Februar 2009 in Osaka (Japan). 2009 wurde die Viva La Vida-Tour auf Stadionkonzerte ausgeweitet, und es fanden etliche Zusatzkonzerte statt, unter anderem in Hannover, Düsseldorf und München.

Im Dezember 2008 verklagte der New Yorker Gitarrist Joe Satriani die Band, der Song Viva la Vida enthalte Akkordfolgen, Harmonien und Dynamik[6] aus seinem Stück If I Could Fly (Is There Love in Space?) von 2004. Im September 2009 einigten sich die Beteiligten außergerichtlich.[7]

Im Jahr 2010 erhob der Musiker Sammie Lee Smith Plagiatsvorwürfe gegen die Band. Sie habe seine Songs Yellow, Trouble und Clocks unrechtmäßig genutzt. Der Prozess wird in Los Angeles geführt.[8]

Am 1. Dezember 2010 wurde eine neue Single mit Christmas Lights veröffentlicht.

Am 3. Juni 2011 trat Coldplay beim deutschen Musikfestival Rock im Park auf und stellte dabei ihre neue Single Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall vor (Die Single erschien am 5. Juni 2011) und die Lieder Us Against the World, Hurts Like Heaven, Major Minus und Charlie Brown.

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall ist von Peter Allens I Go to Rio inspiriert, das bereits als Vorlage für den mit einer goldenen Schallplatte ausgezeichneten 1990er-Sommerhit von Verona Pooth alias Chocolate (produziert von DJ Alex Christensen) diente.[9] In früheren Interviews mit der Band hieß es, dass Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall auf dem fünften Studioalbum erscheinen wird.

Die EP Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall erschien am 26. Juni 2011 als CD und 7″-Vinyl Version mit dem zusätzlichen neuen Song Major Minus. Die „Digital Bundle Version“, welche im iTunes-Store vorbestellt werden konnte, enthält zusätzlich den Song Moving to Mars.

Am 12. August 2011 wurde das fünfte Album offiziell bestätigt. Mylo Xyloto ist am 21. Oktober 2011 in Deutschland erschienen. Für Großbritannien wurde als Erscheinungsdatum der 24. Oktober 2011 angegeben.

Am 19. September 2011 kündigte die Band eine Europatournee mit drei Konzerten in Deutschland an.[10][11] Wenige Tage zuvor erschien die zweite Single des neuen Albums, Paradise, deren Intro von der früheren Roxette-Single Wish I could fly inspiriert ist und umgehend neue Plagiatsgerüchte aufkommen ließ.

Die Termine der Europa-Tournee wurden im Dezember 2011 bekanntgegeben. Sie führte durch Fußballstadien unter anderem in Deutschland, Italien, Spanien, Polen, Tschechien, Schweden, den Niederlanden und der Schweiz sowie im Vereinigten Königreich.

Im Rahmen der Berichterstattung zum Hannover-Konzert am 22. September 2012 protestierte der NDR zusammen mit Berufsverbänden in einem Bild-Boykott, da das Management der Band von jedem Pressefotografen verlangt habe, „einen inakzeptablen Vertrag zu unterschreiben“.[12] Der Vertrag sah weitreichende Entscheidungs- und honorarfreie Verwertungsrechte des Managements über die Aufnahmen von Profifotografen vor.

Am 16. November 2012 erschien ihr drittes Live-Album mit dem Titel Live 2012 das im Rahmen der Mylo Xyloto-Tour aufgenommen worden ist. Nebenher wurde der Live-Mitschnitt als DVD sowie Blu-Ray-Edition veröffentlicht. Das Album erreichte Platz 3 der deutschen Charts. Ihre Tour war mit eingespielten 130 Millionen Euro die dritterfolgreichste Tour 2012.[13]

Mylo Xyloto hat sich weltweit mehr als 8 Millionen Mal verkauft.[14]

Ende August 2013 kündigte Coldplay an, dass ihr neuer Song Atlas als offizieller Soundtrack zu der Fortsetzung des Films Die Tribute von Panem – The Hunger Games dienen werde. Am 6. September 2013 wurde das Lied dann weltweit veröffentlicht. In Großbritannien erschien es zwei Tage später.

Am 25. Februar 2014 veröffentlichte Coldplay den Song Midnight als Video-Premiere in Deutschland exklusiv auf Spiegel-Online. Wenige Tage später, am 3. März 2014, gab Coldplay bekannt, ihr sechstes Studio-Album am 16. Mai 2014 zu veröffentlichen mit dem Namen Ghost Stories. Der Song Midnight ist ebenfalls auf diesem Album, sowie die am 3. März veröffentlichte erste Single, Magic, in deren Video Zhang Ziyi die weibliche Hauptrolle spielt.

Am 2. Mai 2014 erschien der Song A Sky Full of Stars als nächste Single-Auskopplung. Das Lied entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem schwedischen House-DJ Avicii. Es enthält überwiegend Elemente der Dance-Musik. Bereits nach wenigen Stunden stand das Lied auf Platz eins der deutschen iTunes-Charts.

Zur Veröffentlichung ihres neuen Albums Ghost Stories spielt die Band zwischen April und Juli sechs Shows, darunter auch eine im E-Werk in Köln.

Am 4. Dezember 2014 kündigte Chris Martin in einem Interview mit BBC Radio 1 an, dass die Arbeiten am siebten Studio-Album schon längst begonnen hatten. In einem weiteren Interview deutete er an, dass A Head Full of Dreams das letzte Album der Band sein könnte.[15]

„It’s our seventh thing and the way we look at it it’s like the last Harry Potter book. That’s not to say there won’t be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something. … I have to think of it as the final thing we’re doing, otherwise we wouldn’t put everything into it.“

„Es ist unser siebtes Ding und wir sehen es in etwa wie das letzte Harry-Potter-Buch. Das heißt nicht, dass es nicht irgendwann wieder etwas geben wird, aber es ist eine Art Vervollständigung. … Ich kann es mir nur als unser finales Ding vorstellen, ansonsten würden wir nicht alles für das Album geben.“

Das Album erschien am 4. Dezember 2015. Knapp einen Monat davor wurde am 6. November die erste Single des Albums veröffentlicht. Sie trägt den Titel Adventure of a Lifetime. Vor der offiziellen Ankündigung gab es in London verschiedene Plakate zu sehen, die auf das Album hindeuteten.[17]

Am 7. Februar 2016 sang Coldplay beim 50. NFL Super Bowl in der Halftime-Show.[18]

Am 22. Februar 2017 erschien der Song Something Just Like This des DJ-Duos The Chainsmokers in Zusammenarbeit mit Coldplay. Während Guy Berryman an der Bass-Gitarre agierte, waren Jonny Buckland für die Leadgitarre, Will Champion für Drums und Backing Vocals sowie Chris Martin für die Lead Vocals und das Piano verantwortlich.

Am 14. Juli 2017 erschien die EP 'Kaleidoscope'. Zuvor veröffentlichten sie mit 'All I Can Think About Is You' und 'A L I E N S' zwei Singles der EP. Die kompletten Einnahmen des Songs 'A L I E N S' wurden an Migranten gespendet, die "sich auf der gefährlichen Reise nach Europa befinden".

Everyday Life

Am 22. November 2019 wurde das achte Studioalbum Everyday Life veröffentlicht. Am 24. Oktober 2019 erschienen mit den Songs Arabesque und Orphans die ersten Auskopplungen aus dem Album.[19] Am 3. November 2019 wurde mit dem Song Everyday Life die dritte Single veröffentlicht.[20] Am 20. November wurden die Songs Daddy und Champion Of The World veröffentlicht.[21] Das Video zur vierten Single Daddy wurde von dem englischen Filmstudio Aardman Animations unter der Regie der finnischen Regisseurin Åsa Lucander produziert.[22]

Music of the Spheres (seit 2021)

Am 7. Mai 2021 wurde die Single Higher Power veröffentlicht. Die Single ist der erste Titel vom Album Music of the Spheres, das am 15. Oktober 2021 veröffentlicht wurde.[23][24] Am 24. September 2021 erschien der Song My Universe, der zusammen mit der koreanischen Gruppe BTS aufgenommen wurde.

Stil

Die Band wurde sehr stark durch die schottische Band Travis beeinflusst. Chris Martin sagte in einem Interview, dass es ohne Travis seine Band wahrscheinlich nie gegeben hätte.[25] Das Songwriting, insbesondere beim älteren Material, war sehr durch Jeff Buckley beeinflusst, den ohnehin viele Musiker als Inspirationsquelle in Sachen Songwriting bezeichnen. Die jüngeren Stücke gehen dennoch eher in Richtung Travis und U2. Aber auch Echo and the Bunnymen, mit deren Sänger Ian McCulloch Chris Martin eng befreundet ist, sowie Ex-Beatle George Harrison und die norwegische Pop-Band a-ha hatten Einfluss auf den musikalischen Werdegang der Band.

Soloprojekte

Zusammen mit dem a-ha-Gitarristen und -Keyboarder Magne Furuholmen und zwei weiteren Musikern gründete Berryman 2008 die Supergroup Apparatjik.

Soziales Engagement

Coldplay unterstützt seit Jahren die Entwicklungshilfsorganisation Oxfam. So gilt Chris Martin als bekanntestes Gesicht der Oxfam-Kampagne „Make Trade Fair“. Ebenso setzt sich die Band für Amnesty International ein. Ihr soziales Engagement zeigte die Band auf diversen Wohltätigkeitsveranstaltungen wie Live 8, Band Aid 20 oder Teenage Cancer Trust. Seit 2021 unterstützen sie außerdem die Umweltorganisation The Ocean Cleanup durch Sponsoring eines Flussreinigungssystems.[26]

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungenTemplate:Charttabelle/Wartung/ohne Quellen
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
DE DEAT ATCH CHUK UKUS US
2000ParachutesDE54
Gold
Gold

(28 Wo.)DE
AT41
(7 Wo.)AT
CH38
Gold
Gold

(38 Wo.)CH
UK1
Neunfachplatin
×9
Neunfachplatin

(193 Wo.)UK
US51
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(78 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 10. Juli 2000
Verkäufe: + 8.500.000[27]
2002A Rush of Blood to the HeadDE1
Dreifachgold
×3
Dreifachgold

(99 Wo.)DE
AT10
Platin
Platin

(54 Wo.)AT
CH1
Gold
Gold

(95 Wo.)CH
UK1
Zehnfachplatin
×10
Zehnfachplatin

(150 Wo.)UK
US5
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

(108 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 26. August 2002
Verkäufe: + 19.000.000[28]
2005X&YDE1
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(64 Wo.)DE
AT1
Platin
Platin

(58 Wo.)AT
CH1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(58 Wo.)CH
UK1
Neunfachplatin
×9
Neunfachplatin

(111 Wo.)UK
US1
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(67 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 6. Juni 2005
Verkäufe: + 17.000.000[29]
2008Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsDE1
Siebenfachgold
×7
Siebenfachgold

(62 Wo.)DE
AT1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(41 Wo.)AT
CH1
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(72 Wo.)CH
UK1
Fünffachplatin
×5
Fünffachplatin

(86 Wo.)UK
US1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(78 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 12. Juni 2008
Verkäufe: + 13.000.000[30]
2011Mylo XylotoDE1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(46 Wo.)DE
AT2
Gold
Gold

(40 Wo.)AT
CH1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(57 Wo.)CH
UK1
Fünffachplatin
×5
Fünffachplatin

(79 Wo.)UK
US1
Platin
Platin

(54 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 24. Oktober 2011
Verkäufe: + 11.000.000[31]
2014Ghost StoriesDE1
Dreifachgold
×3
Dreifachgold

(41 Wo.)DE
AT2
Platin
Platin

(22 Wo.)AT
CH1
Platin
Platin

(67 Wo.)CH
UK1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(57 Wo.)UK
US1
Platin
Platin

(43 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 19. Mai 2014
Verkäufe: + 3.700.000[32]
2015A Head Full of DreamsDE3
Dreifachgold
×3
Dreifachgold

(57 Wo.)DE
AT4
Gold
Gold

(62 Wo.)AT
CH1
Platin
Platin

(86 Wo.)CH
UK1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

(97 Wo.)UK
US2
Platin
Platin

(65 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 4. Dezember 2015
Verkäufe: + 5.000.000[33]
2019Everyday LifeDE4
(14 Wo.)DE
AT5
(11 Wo.)AT
CH1
(30 Wo.)CH
UK1
Gold
Gold

(16 Wo.)UK
US7
(6 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. November 2019
Verkäufe: + 245.000
2021Music of the SpheresDE2
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2021DE
AT2
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2021AT
CH2
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2021CH
UK1
Gold
Gold

(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2021UK
US4
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2021US
Erstveröffentlichung: 15. Oktober 2021
Verkäufe: + 100.000

Auszeichnungen

  • NME Award 2001 für „Best Single“: Yellow
  • NME Award 2001 für „Best Artist“
  • NME Award 2001 für „Session of the Year (Radio 1)“
  • Q Award 2005 für „Best Album“: A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Q Award 2005 für „Best Act in the World Today“
  • Q Award 2008 für „Best Album“: Viva la Vida or Death And All His Friends
  • Q Award 2008 für „Best Act in the World Today“
  • Q Award 2011 für „Best Act in the World Today“
  • Grammy 2002 für „Best Alternative Music Album“: Parachutes
  • Grammy 2003 für „Bester Rocksong einer Band“: In My Place
  • Grammy 2003 für „Bestes Alternative-Album“: A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Grammy 2004 für „Record of the Year“: Clocks
  • Grammy 2009 für „Song of the Year“: Viva la Vida
  • Grammy 2009 für „Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals“: Viva la Vida
  • Grammy 2009 für „Best Rock Album“: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 Kategorie „Best UK/Irish-Act“
  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 Kategorie „Best Song“ für den Titel: Speed of Sound
  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2015 Kategorie „Best Rock“
  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 Kategorie "Best Rock"
  • MTV Video Music Awards 2012 Kategorie „Best Rock Video“ für den Titel: Paradise
  • Brit Awards 2001 Kategorie „Best Album“ für Parachutes
  • Brit Awards 2001 Kategorie „Best Group“
  • Brit Awards 2003 Kategorie „Best Album“ für A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Brit Awards 2003 Kategorie „Best Group“
  • Brit Awards 2005 Kategorie „Best Song“ für den Titel Speed of Sound
  • Brit Awards 2005 Kategorie „Best Album“ für X&Y
  • Brit Awards 2012 Kategorie „Best Group“
  • Brit Awards 2013 Kategorie „Best Live Act“
  • Brit Awards 2016 Kategorie „British Group“
  • Echo 2006 Kategorie „Gruppe International“
  • Echo 2009 Kategorie „Gruppe International“
  • Echo 2012 Kategorie „Gruppe International“
  • Echo 2016 Kategorie „Gruppe International“
  • Juno Awards 2017 Kategorie International Album of the Year für A Head Full of Dreams
  • MTV Video Music Awards 2020 Kategorie "Best Rock" für Orphans

Literatur

weitere

  • 2007: The Little Black Songbook Coldplay (Notenbuch)
  • 2008: Viva la Vida & All His Friends (Notenbuch)
  • 2009: The Lowdown (Biografie auf CD)

Weblinks

Commons: Coldplay – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien

Einzelnachweise

  1. Critic’s View: The Brit Awards, O2 Arena, London The Independent. Abgerufen am 26. Februar 2012.
  2. Emotional Adele Adds Top Brit Music Awards to Grammy Successes (Memento vom 22. Juli 2013 im Internet Archive) Bloomberg. Abgerufen am 26. Februar 2012.
  3. DiscoGS:: Safety-EP (abgerufen am 3. September 2009)
  4. Monoton.at News: @1@2Vorlage:Toter Link/www.monoton.at(Seite nicht mehr abrufbar, Suche in Webarchiven: Coldplay • Violet Hill) , 1. Mai 2008
  5. Coldplay.com: Zweites Musikvideo zu „Viva la Vida“ (Memento vom 16. November 2008 im Internet Archive)
  6. Did Coldplay copy Joe Satriani? Let’s Do the Music Theory: PART 1 Did Coldplay copy Joe Satriani? Let’s Do the Music Theory: PART 2
  7. STIPULATION to Dismiss Case pursuant to FRCP 41 for Joe Satriani v. Christopher Martin et al :. Abgerufen am 23. August 2021 (englisch).
  8. Coldplay: Songs geklaut? - Motor.de. 6. Dezember 2013, abgerufen am 23. August 2021.
  9. Untitled Document. Abgerufen am 23. August 2021.
  10. Ankündigung der Tournee auf der offiziellen Website. (Memento vom 23. September 2011 im Internet Archive)
  11. Wie ein fröhlicher Kindergeburtstag in: FAZ vom 22. Dezember 2011, Seite 43
  12. NDR protestiert: Keine Fotos vom Coldplay-Konzert. In: Heise online. 23. September 2012.
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  17. www.bigfm.de: Coldplay: "A Head Full of Dreams" erscheint am 04. Dezember. 4. November 2015, abgerufen am 23. August 2021.
  18. Super Bowl 2016: Coldplay spielen angeblich die Halftime Show. 4. Dezember 2015, abgerufen am 8. Februar 2016.
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  20. Die dritte Single ist da. Abgerufen am 23. August 2021.
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  22. Coldplay veröffentlichen emotionales Video zur neuen Single „Daddy“. 18. November 2019, abgerufen am 23. August 2021 (deutsch).
  23. Condé Nast: Coldplay Releasing New Song “Higher Power” Next Week. 29. April 2021, abgerufen am 23. August 2021 (amerikanisches Englisch).
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  25. SWR3.de: Travis: „The Boy With No Name“
  26. Coldplay Joins The Ocean Cleanup’s Mission to Rid the World’s Oceans of Plastic. The Ocean Cleanup, 25. März 2021, abgerufen am 28. März 2021 (englisch).
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  32. IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015. Abgerufen am 13. März 2016.
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