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  • Singer
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    {edih} {edih}| years_active = 1996–present {edih}coldplay.com}}}}}}Christopher Anthony John MartinNEWS, Monitor, Entertainment Weekly, 8 March 2013, 1249, 20, (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay. Born in Exeter, Devon, Martin went to University College London where he formed a rock band with Jonny Buckland in 1996 called Pectoralz, which was eventually renamed Coldplay in 1998.Martin, along with the other Coldplay members, achieved worldwide fame with the release of the band's song "Yellow" in 2000, a song that also earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination in the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. The band also garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for their subsequent albums including A Rush of Blood to the Head and Viva la Vida, winning a Grammy Award for both and a Brit Award for the former. Coldplay has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. One of the highest profile musicians in British popular culture, Martin appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom.NEWS, Debrett's 500 List: Music,weblink The Daily Telegraph, London, 28 March 2017,

    Early life and education

    Christopher Anthony John Martin was born on 2 March 1977 in Exeter, Devon, England, and is the oldest of five children. His father, Anthony John Martin, of Whitestone House, Exeter,WEB,weblink Anthony John MARTIN - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House), beta.companieshouse.gov.uk, 12 May 2019, is a retired accountant, and his mother, Alison Martin, is a music teacher. His family's caravan and motorhome sales business, Martins of Exeter, was founded by his grandfather John Besley Martin, C.B.E. (a High Sheriff- also Mayor in 1968- of Exeter), in 1929, sold by his father to a former employee in 1999.Burke's Peerage, 1999. vol. 2, p. 1689WEB,weblink The very genteel Mr Paltrow, 9 December 2003, Evening Standard, 12 May 2019, WEB,weblink Exeter Memories Chris Martin, www.exetermemories.co.uk, 12 May 2019, NEWS,weblink Chris Martin: The stereo MC, 23 February 2003, Independent (newspaper), Independent, London, UK, 23 February 2003, NEWS,weblink The Observer Profile: Jonny Buckland and Chris Martin, 4 November 2008, 7 December 2003, The Observer, London, William Willett, the man who campaigned for and made daylight saving time a recognised practice, was Martin's great-great-grandfather.Jonathan Dekel. "Daylight Saving Time's Coldplay connection", Canada.com; accessed 21 June 2015. Martin's paternal aunt Elisabeth Jane (daughter of John Besley Martin) married Hon. Julian George Winston Sandys, son of Conservative politician Duncan Sandys by his wife Diana Churchill, daughter of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Conservative politician David Martin is his paternal uncle.Martin was educated at the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School where he found his passion for music.NEWS,weblink X & Y = Zzzzzzzz, 22 March 2009, 11 June 2005, The Daily Telegraph, London, UK, {{failed verification|date=September 2018}} After Exeter Cathedral School, Martin boarded at Sherborne School in Dorset, where he met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey.JOURNAL, August 2002, The State of Coldplay, Q, Martin continued his studies at University College London (UCL), staying at Ramsay Hall, where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with first-class honours in Greek and Latin. At UCL, Martin met his future Coldplay bandmates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion.NEWS,weblink Coldplay's university challenge, 21 February 2001, BBC News, 22 February 2001,

    Recording career

    Coldplay

    While studying at University College London, Martin met Jonny Buckland with whom he decided to form a band—Martin as lead singer and Buckland as lead guitarist. They were joined by Guy Berryman as their bass player and Will Champion, as their drummer. In 1996, they formed the rock band Coldplay, originally known as Pectoralz, later changed to Starfish temporarily until finally they were offered the name Coldplay by another band who did not want the name anymore.Since the release of their debut album Parachutes in 2000, the band has had internationally recognised fame and success. Their song Yellow from Parachutes instantly entered the charts at Number 4, the hit carried Coldplay to their aforementioned fame.WEB,weblink Coldplay's Official Top 20 biggest selling songs revealed!, www.officialcharts.com, 25 February 2016, To date, they have released seven studio albums in total including Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto, Ghost Stories, and A Head Full of Dreams. They also released several EP's at the beginning of their creation including Safety and The Blue Room.

    Solo work

    File:Coldplay Music Midtown.jpg|thumb|right|Martin at Music Midtown (Piemont Park) in AtlantaAtlantaAs a solo artist, Martin has written songs for a variety of acts including Embrace ("Gravity") and Jamelia ("See It in a Boy's Eyes", co-written with Coldplay producer Rik Simpson). Martin has also collaborated with Ron Sexsmith, Faultline, the Streets, and Ian McCulloch. He also sang a part of the vocals for the Band Aid 20 single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at the end of 2004. In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things (Come to an End)", for her 2006 album, Loose. The two were once rumoured to be a couple, after they both performed at Glastonbury in 2002. Nelly Furtado joked about it, saying, "Yeah, he's my boyfriend—he just doesn't know it yet".MAGAZINE, Chart (magazine), Chart,weblink 5 September 2001, Compilation Brings Nelly Furtado and Chris Martin Together Forever, 8 October 2009, {{dead link|date=June 2017 |bot=Jennica |fix-attempted=yes }}Martin's fascination with hip hop was shown in mid-2006 when he collaborated with rapper Jay-Z for the rapper's comeback album Kingdom Come after the two met earlier in the year.WEB, They're Friends?! 20 Celebrity Pals That Might Surprise You,weblink Popsugar.com, 9 September 2016, Martin put some chords together for a song known as "Beach Chair" and sent them to Jay-Z who enlisted the help of hip-hop producer Dr. Dre to mix it. Coldplay producer Rik Simpson conceived and performed the drum beats. The song was performed on 27 September 2006 by the two during Jay-Z's European tour at Royal Albert Hall. Martin has also worked on a solo collaboration with Kanye West, with whom he shared an impromptu jam session during a 2006 concert at Abbey Road Studios."Chris Martin to release solo collaboration" NME magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2006. He performed the chorus of "Homecoming", from Kanye West's album Graduation.In 2015, Martin collaborated with producer and DJ Avicii to work on two new tracks for his album, Stories. Their first collaboration is officially named "Heaven". Martin wrote the lyrics, Avicii did the production, and Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost was the vocalist.WEB,weblink Avicii And Chris Martin Dance in 'Heaven' on Their New Song {{!, SPIN|website=Spin|access-date=25 April 2016}} He also provided the vocals for Avicii's True Believer, also in his Stories album.
    In September 2016, the Chainsmokers shared two short clips of an upcoming song featuring vocals from Martin.NEWS,weblink The Chainsmokers & Chris Martin Preview New Song That'll Give You Chills, www.hollywoodlife.com, 15 September 2016, The song, "Something Just Like This", was released on 22 February 2017, and has reached number 3 peak on the US Billboard Hot 100.In February 2017, Martin performed A Different Corner on the Brit Awards in honor to George Michael.A song he co-wrote called "Homesick" appears on Dua Lipa's self-titled debut album, which was released in June 2017.WEB, Cantor, Brian, Dua Lipa Confirms She Wrote A Song With Chris Martin,weblink HeadlinePlanet.com, 17 April 2017, 13 April 2017, In 2019, Chris Martin was featured on Avicii's posthumous album Tim.NEWS,weblink Avicii’s Death Left Many Questions. Will His New Music Provide Answers?, Farber, Jim, 2019-04-05, The New York Times, 2019-05-14, en-US, 0362-4331, The song "Heaven" features vocals by Martin and was written by Avicii and Martin prior to Avicii's death.{{Citation|title=‎アヴィーチーの「TIM」|url=https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/tim/1462628887|language=ja-jp|access-date=2019-05-14}}

    Influences and favourite musicians

    The main influence on Martin and Coldplay is the Scottish rock band Travis, with Martin crediting the band for the creation of his own band.MAGAZINE,weblink Chris Martin | Martin: 'Travis Invented Coldplay', Contactmusic, 20 January 2007, 14 January 2012, The Irish rock band U2 is another important influence on Martin both musically and politically.WEB, The Immortals: The First Fifty, Rolling Stone Issue 946, Rolling Stone,weblink 21 December 2006, Martin wrote for Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" on the band,WEB,weblink 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, 22 March 2009, Rolling Stone, saying: "I don't buy weekend tickets to Ireland and hang out in front of their gates, but U2 are the only band whose entire catalogue I know by heart. The first song on The Unforgettable Fire, "A Sort of Homecoming", I know backward and forward—it's so rousing, brilliant, and beautiful. It's one of the first songs I played to my unborn baby." Martin also comments on Bono's effect on his own charity and political involvement he is even known to joke with friends referring to himself as "Crono".Martin and Coldplay were also greatly influenced by the English rock band Radiohead. Speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine, Martin said of Radiohead: "Sometimes I feel like they cleared a path with a machete, and we came afterward and put up a strip mall... I would still give my left ball to write anything as good as OK Computer."MAGAZINE,weblink Chris Martin | The Coldplay to Radiohead Connection: A Video Investigation', Rolling Stone, 17 June 2008, 25 April 2014, Martin is very vocal about his love for Norwegian new wave/Synthpop band a-ha. In 2005 he stated the following in an interview: "I found myself in Amsterdam the other day and I put a-ha's first record on. I just remembered how much I loved it. It's incredible songwriting. Everyone asks what inspired us, what we've been trying to steal from and what we listened to as we were growing up—the first band I ever loved was a-ha."WEB,weblink Martin: 'I'm A Big Fan Of A-Ha', Martin has also performed live together with Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, introducing him as "the best keyboard player in the world".WEB,weblink Coldplay â€“ Hunting High and Low (Chris Martin and Mags), youtube.com, 20 September 2008, In November 2011, he stated that "back when we didn't have any hits of our own we used to play a-ha songs."WEB,weblink Vi kjente at noen av de nye lÃ¥tene virkelig fant sin liveform â€“ kultur, Dagbladet.no, 24 November 2011, 2 January 2012, Martin is also known to be a fan of the English rock bands Oasis and Muse,WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080408163645weblink">weblink 8 April 2008, Internet Archive Wayback Machine, Web.archive.org, 8 April 2008, 2 January 2012, Irish pop group Westlife,WEB,weblink Chris Martin: I dream about Westlife, 30 May 2008, Now (UK magazine), Now, 22 October 2009, English-Irish girl group Girls Aloud,NEWS,weblink Girls uninterrupted, Sylvia Patterson, The Observer, Guardian Media Group, 5 October 2008, 6 October 2008, London, UK, WEB,weblink Chris Martin : you can't just fancy one member of Girls Aloud, its all or nothing, Celebrities News, fametastic, 7 October 2008, 12 April 2008, {{dead link|date=June 2017 |bot=Jennica |fix-attempted=yes }} English pop group Take That,WEB,weblink Chris Martin reveals Coldplays secret love of Take That, Celebrities News, fametastic, 17 November 2008, 12 April 2008, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090218123828weblink">weblink 18 February 2009, and Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. In 2014, Martin inducted Peter Gabriel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo career, and performed live with the former Genesis lead singer.NEWS,weblink Coldplay's Chris Martin performs with Peter Gabriel at Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, NME, 11 April 2014, 11 April 2014, Martin is also close friends with the musical couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé.Coldplay performed R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming" with Michael Stipe during their Austin City Limits performance in 2005, as a part of the Twisted Logic Tour. Martin went on to call "Nightswimming" "the greatest song ever written".WEB,weblink Coldplay on Austin City Limits on Jambase, Jambase.com, 14 January 2012, He has called Richard Ashcroft, formerly of the Verve, "the best singer in the world".NEWS,weblink Richard Ashcroft 'Married' To Chris Martin, Gigwise, 19 March 2006, 3 October 2013, He also admires the lyrics of Morrissey.WEB,weblink Coldplay's Chris Martin: 'I'll never write lyrics like Jay Z or Morrissey', 28 April 2014, nme.com, Martin was quoted as calling Coldplay's song "Shiver" a rip-off Jeff Buckley influenced by Buckley's song "Grace".In 2008, Coldplay released an alternate music video for Viva la Vida directed by Anton Corbijn as a tribute to the Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence", one, directed by Corbijn himself in 1990. It shows Martin dressed as a king like Dave Gahan did in the original video. The band stated: "This is our attempt at a video cover version, made out of love for Depeche Mode and the genius of Anton Corbijn".

    Other endeavours

    Martin and Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland made cameo appearances in the film Shaun of the Dead as supporters of the fictional charity ZombAid, with Martin having a second cameo in the film as a Zombie.Shaun of the Dead (2004) â€“ Trivia, IMDb, 2008, webpage: IMDb-5748: notes role as zombie, and singer in Ash music. In 2006 Martin had a cameo role in the second series, episode four, of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created comedy Extras. He also appears singing in the closing credits of the 2009 Sacha Baron Cohen film Brüno; along with Bono, Sting, Slash, Snoop Dogg, and Elton John.NEWS,weblink Bono and Chris Martin record spoof single for Sacha Baron Cohen film, 1 April 2009, 9 July 2009, Ben Child, London, UK, The Guardian, In March 2015, Martin attended the televised launch of music streaming service Tidal via a video link, and revealed himself, along with other notable artists, as a shareholder in the company.WEB,weblink Six awkward moments at Jay Z's Tidal relaunch, BBC, 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015, In June 2015, Martin performed "Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral Mass of Beau Biden, son of United States Vice-President Joe Biden, after learning that Biden was a fan of his.Chris Martin performs at Beau Biden funeral, rollingstone.com; accessed 21 June 2015. In August 2017, Martin performed a live solo piano rendition of "Crawling" by Linkin Park. The performance was a tribute to Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by suicide the previous month.WEB,weblink Watch Coldplay's Chris Martin Cover Linkin Park's 'Crawling', Rolling Stone, 3 August 2017,

    Politics

    Martin has been particularly outspoken on issues of fair trade and has campaigned for Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. He travelled to Ghana and Haiti to meet farmers and view the effects of unfair trade practices.WEB,weblink Warmplay, 4 November 2008, Oxfam.org, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20081023034136weblink">weblink 23 October 2008, When performing he usually has variations of "Make Trade Fair", "MTF" or an equal sign written on the back of his left hand and the letters "MTF" can be seen emblazoned on his piano.NEWS,weblink Catch Coldplay, USAToday.com, 3 June 2005, 12 October 2011, Edna, Gundersen, He was a vocal critic of US President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. During the Teenage Cancer Trust show at London's Royal Albert Hall on 24 March 2003, he encouraged the sell-out crowd to "sing against war"."Liam Gallagher slams Chris Martin's anti-war stance". NME. Retrieved 27 July 2015 He was a strong supporter of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, most notably during his acceptance speech for the 2004 Grammy Awards Record of the Year, accepting for "Clocks". He supported Obama for President in 2008, giving a shout-out at the end of a performance of "Yellow" on 25 October 2008 episode of Saturday Night Live.WEB,weblink Coldplay Gives Shout Out To Obama on SNL, Current.com, 26 October 2008, 25 November 2010,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20091109011006weblink">weblink 9 November 2009, yes, File:Chris Martin - Trouble07.jpg|thumb|right|upright|Martin playing "Trouble" on his piano during a concert in Brazil, February 2007]]On 1 April 2006 The Guardian reported that Martin was backing the British Conservative Party leader David Cameron, and had written a new theme song for the party titled "Talk to David".Olaf Priol (2006). "Their wives met at yoga. Now Chris Martin plans to rock the vote for Cameron's Tories", The Guardian; retrieved 25 April 2006."Talk to David" The Guardian; retrieved 26 April 2006. This was later revealed to be an April Fool's joke. While touring Australia in March 2009, Martin and the rest of Coldplay were the opening act at the Sound Relief benefit concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, for the victims of bushfires and floods in Victoria and Queensland.NEWS,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090227120155weblink">weblinkweblink Coldplay, Kings of Leon to headline bushfire relief concerts, Mitchell, Geraldine, Herald Sun, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, 24 February 2009, 27 February 2009, 8 September 2015, yes, Martin appeared in a video for the "Robin Hood Tax" campaign, which proposes a tax on stock trades in the United States.WEB,weblink Introducing the Robin Hood Tax, youtube.com, 26 July 2012, This tax is aimed at levelling the field between the so-called "1% and 99%". In June 2016, Martin supported Vote Remain in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.NEWS, Coldplay's Chris Martin appeals for unity after Brexit: "This decision does not represent us",weblink Digital Spy, 28 July 2016,

    Philanthropy

    On 12 December 2012, Martin performed as a part of the "12 12 12 Concert" which was held as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief. He performed "Viva La Vida", the R.E.M. song "Losing My Religion" with former R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and "Us Against the World". Other performers in the show included Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, the Who, Kanye West, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney."12 Unforgettable Photos from the Epic 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert", entertainment.time.com; retrieved 15 December 2012.On 15 November 2014, Martin joined charity group Band Aid 30, performing alongside British and Irish pop acts on the latest version of the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in Western Africa—this was the second time Martin has contributed to a Band Aid recording having performed in the 2004 version.NEWS, Band Aid 30: One Direction among celebrity line-up, Telegraph, 10 November 2014, 11 February 2015,weblink London, Anita, Singh, Martin has been a big supporter of the Love Button Movement, an organization that fosters loving acts of kindness, founded in 2013 by two doctors, Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami, to "help transform and uplift the lives of our united human family"WEB,weblink Love Button - Our Story, Sadeghi, Habib, . After the 2018 tragic events in Parkland, Florida, Martin went to meet with survivors and their families as a part of the Love Button Global Movement holding a mission of spreading the message of loveWEB,weblink HOW CHRIS MARTIN IS SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF LOVE TO THE GRIEVING PARKLAND COMMUNITY, . Martin was also instrumental at supplying 75,000 attendees of Super Bowl 50 with their own Love Button. During the halftime of that show, people held up colored placards to reveal the message, Believe in Love. Martin became the creative director of the newly established Global Citizen Festival in 2015, a role he will fulfill for a period of 15 years.MAGAZINE, Chris Martin Talks New 15-Year Gig as Curator of Global Citizen Festival,weblink Billboard, 20 September 2015, The festival was created in 2015 to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030; with Martin consulting Band Aid founder Bob Geldof on the role. The 2015 festival, was held on Central Park's Great Lawn in New York on 26 September, and featured performances by Martin's band Coldplay, Beyoncé, Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran, and was broadcast on NBC in the US on 27 September, and the BBC in the UK on 28 September.JOURNAL, Hampp, Andrew, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Pearl Jam to Headline New York's 2015 Global Citizen Festival, Billboard (magazine), Billboard, 9 July 2015,weblink 5 August 2015, It was reported that Martin became the Innocence Project's Artists' Committee as an Innocence Ambassador on 5 February 2016.WEB,weblink Innocence Project, Coldplay Team Up in Fight Against Wrongful Convictions, 6 February 2016, Even with a £94 million net worth to his name, the rockstar still continues a habit that his mother instilled on him at a young age – sharing. “My mum gives me £3 a week but I only get £2.70,” Martin said on an interview with Australia's Today show.WEB,weblink Chris Martin Donates 10% Of His Huge Fortune To Charity, www.unilad.co.uk, 12 May 2019, He explained that ever since the release of their first album Parachutes in 2000, the band has been donating ten percent of their earnings to 28 different charities including 21st Century Leaders, Amnesty International, Mercy Corps, Make Fair Trade, Red Cross, War Child, and many more. Along with performing with Coldplay at charity concerts and promoting humanitarian organizations while on tour, Martin's philanthropic efforts extend beyond monetary donations. Ever since the early 2000s, he has been an active supporter of the fair trade movement; he's made multiple trips accompanying Oxfam to Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico in efforts to speak with local farmers about pushing for fair trade policies.WEB,weblink Inside Chris Martin's Plan To Save The World In 15 Years, Zack O'Malley, Greenburg, Forbes, 12 May 2019, Forbes also reported that in 2015, Martin agreed to team up with Global Citizen, an international humanitarian organization fighting to end extreme poverty in the 21st century, for 15 years as a curator for international festivals. Most recently, in a report by The Guardian, Coldplay has also agreed to support Moas, a charity that focuses on helping refugees and migrants escape from war and persecution in the middle east, by starring in their fundraising film.WEB,weblink Coldplay throw support behind refugee and migrant charity, Patrick Butler Social policy, editor, 2 February 2017, 12 May 2019, www.theguardian.com,

    Personal life

    Martin forces himself to drink vodka with cranberry juice when he behaves "like an idiot".NEWS,weblink Chris Martin: The stereo MC, 23 February 2003, The Independent, 7 May 2009, London, UK,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20081210080335weblink">weblink 10 December 2008, yes, WEB, Chris Martin Drinks Vodka to Remind Himself 'Not to be Such an Idiot',weblink Zimbio, 30 March 2013, PETA named him the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005."Chris Martin Named World's Sexiest Vegetarian," Agence France-Presse, 23 July 2005. However, he began eating meat again after his split with Gwyneth Paltrow.Chris Martin no longer a vegetarian post split with Paltrow, usmagazine.com; accessed 21 June 2015. Martin is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club. According to an article released by Quartz in May 2018, Martin has an estimated wealth of £94 million.WEB,weblink Paul McCartney remains the richest person in the music industry in Britain, Brinded, Lianna, Brinded, Lianna, Quartz, en, 19 December 2018,

    Relationships

    Martin and American actress Gwyneth Paltrow married on 5 December 2003,NEWS,weblink Gwyneth Paltrow marries Chris Martin, Hiatt, Brian, 10 December 2003, Entertainment Weekly, 24 March 2009, in a quiet ceremony in the presence of their friends and family. Their daughter Apple was born in May 2004 in London.NEWS,weblink It's a Girl for Gwyneth Paltrow & Hubby, 3 February 2008, Silverman, Stephen M., 14 May 2004, People, Martin and the band released a song "I am your baby's daddy" under the name "the Nappies" in anticipation of her birth. The band's song "Speed of Sound" was also inspired by Martin's experience and awe at becoming a father. Their second child, a son named Moses, was born in April 2006 in New York City.NEWS,weblink Coldplay's Chris Martin Has a Boy, Robertson, Jessica, 10 April 2006, Rolling Stone, 24 March 2009, Moses' name was inspired by a song that Martin wrote for Paltrow. Simon Pegg and Martin's bandmate Jonny Buckland are his daughter's godfathers, and Martin is godfather to Pegg's daughter.WEB,weblink Martin+Paltrow Name Pegg As Godfather, 17 March 2009, 9 September 2007, Contactmusic.com, Martin and Paltrow announced their separation as a "conscious uncoupling" in March 2014, after ten years of marriage.WEB,weblink Conscious Uncoupling, Goop.com, 25 March 2014, 25 March 2014, Gwyneth, Paltrow, Paltrow filed for divorce in April 2015.WEB,weblink Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from chris martin, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 April 2015, A judge finalised it on 14 July 2016.NEWS,weblink Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Finalize Their Divorce More Than Two Years After Split, Kathy Ehrich, Dowd, People, Time Inc., 15 July 2016, 21 November 2017, The duo reached a divorce settlement in May, and their judgment was entered into a Los Angeles County courthouse on Thursday [July 14, 2016]., WEB,weblink Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin's dating history, Olivia, Blair, 9 October 2018, Cosmopolitan, 12 May 2019, WEB,weblink Gwyneth Paltrow joined by Chris Martin and girlfriend Dakota Johnson on 'family honeymoon', Harriet, Alexander, 10 January 2019, 12 May 2019, www.telegraph.co.uk,

    Religion

    In a 2005 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Martin, who was raised believing in a Christian God, said of his religious views: "I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?"WEB,weblink Coldplay's Quiet Storm, Rolling Stone, 12 April 2009, 11 August 2005, Austin Scaggs, In the same interview as well, he spoke of going through a period of spiritual confusion, stating, "I went through a weird patch, starting when I was about sixteen to twenty-two, of getting God, religion, superstition, judgement all confused". In a 2008 interview, he said, "I'm always trying to work out what 'He' or 'She' is. I don't know if it's Allah or Jesus or Mohammed or Zeus. But I'd go for Zeus."NEWS,weblink What is Chris Martin's problem?, independent.ie, 31 January 2011, 22 June 2008, Following the interview, he announced that he was an Omnist, releasing a text message declaring himself an "all-theist", a word of his invention meaning that he believes in "everything".

    Filmography

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    ! Year! style="width:200px;"| Song(s)! Artist! Album! Role 2002| "Where Is My Boy?""Your Love Means Everything, Pt. 2"Faultline (musician)>FaultlineFaultline (musician)>Your Love Means Everything| Featured vocals| "Gold in Them Hills"| Ron Sexsmith| Cobblestone Runway| Featured vocals 2003| "Sliding", "Arthur"Ian McCulloch (singer)>Ian McCulloch| Slideling| Piano, backing vocals| "See It in a Boy's Eyes"| JameliaThank You (Jamelia album)>Thank You| Co-writer, backing vocals2004| "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"Ash (band)>Ash| Orpheus| Backing vocalsGravity (Embrace song)>Gravity"Embrace (English band)>Embrace| Out of Nothing| Writer| "Do They Know It's Christmas?"Band Aid (band)#Band Aid 20>Band Aid 20—| Featured vocals 2006| "All Good Things (Come to an End)"| Nelly FurtadoLoose (Nelly Furtado album)>Loose| Co-writer, backing vocalsIn the Sun (Joseph Arthur song)#Michael Stipe's cover version>In the Sun"| Michael StipeIn the Sun (Joseph Arthur song)#Michael Stipe's cover version>In the Sun| Backing vocalsBeach Chair (song)>Beach Chair"| Jay-ZKingdom Come (Jay-Z album)>Kingdom Come| Producer, featured vocals 2007Homecoming (Kanye West song)>Homecoming"| Kanye WestGraduation (album)>Graduation| Co-writer, featured vocals, piano 2009Want (Natalie Imbruglia song)>Want"| Natalie Imbruglia| Come to Life| Co-writer| "Dove of Peace"Brüno (character)>Brüno| Brüno| Featured vocals 2010| "A Message 2010"|Hope for Haiti Now (album)>Hope for Haiti Now| Featured vocals, piano| "Most Kingz"| Jay-Z—| Featured vocals| "Me and Tennessee"| Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGrawCountry Strong (soundtrack)>Country Strong| Writer 2012| "I Don't Want You To Die"| The Flaming Lips| The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends| Featured vocals2014| "Do They Know It's Christmas?"Band Aid (band)#Band Aid 30>Band Aid 30—| Featured vocals 2015ACCESSDATE=28 AUGUST 2015 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150927103831/HTTP://WWW.NEWSIC.IT/NEWS/BODY_NEWS.PHP?ID=32496, 27 September 2015, | AviciiStories (Avicii album)>Stories| Co-writer, guest vocalsEvery Day's Like Christmas"KYLIE CHRISTMAS YEAR=13 NOVEMBER 2015 LAST=MINOGUEPUBLISHER=PARLOPHONE. WARNER MUSIC GROUP, Worldwide, | Kylie Minogue| Kylie Christmas| Writer, backing vocals2016| "Electricity"| David Brent|Life on the Road| Co-writer, Vocals| 2017Homesick (Dua Lipa song)>Homesick"| Dua LipaDua Lipa (album)>Dua Lipa| Co-writer, guest vocals|2018| "Keep Talking"| Rita OraPhoenix (Rita Ora album)>Phoenix| Co-writer 2019| "Someone That Loves You '19"| Izzy Bizu|Glita EP| Guest vocalsHeaven (Avicii song)>Heaven"| AviciiTim (Avicii album)>Tim|Co-writer, guest vocals

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