Coldplay is one of the most successful British pop bands of all time. They’re known for their anthemic rock sound and high-energy concerts, which bring in tens of thousands of fans. Comprised of lead singer Chris Martin, drummer Will Champion, bassist Guy Berryman, and Lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, the band formed in London in 1996 with the help of their creative director Phil Harvey.
Before dropping their debut album, Parachutes, in 2000, the band released several EPs – The Blue Room and Safety – via Parlophone and played gigs at venues throughout the UK. Their single “Yellow” became their first hit, helping the band earn their first Mercury Prize nomination.
Since the release of their first record, Coldplay has been one of the most popular bands in Europe, the Americas, and the world at large. They currently have over 60 million fans on Spotify, and they’ve just released their ninth studio album, The Music of the Spheres. The band says that major influences on their work include Muse, U2, Jeff Buckley, and more.
Here’s everything you need to know about Coldplay’s music.