Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Pop Singer

Christopher Anthony John Martin is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay.

Full Name
Mar 2, 1977
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Chris Martin was born on March 2, 1977, in Exeter, England. He is an English singer-songwriter and actor best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Coldplay. He was raised Catholic and attended Exeter Cathedral School before going to University College London to study Greek and Latin.

Martin's musical career began when he met guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London in 1996. They formed the band Pectoralz which later became known as Coldplay. The band released their debut album Parachutes in 2000 to great success, and it has since gone on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide. The success of Parachutes led to them being nominated for a Mercury Prize for Best Album of the Year in 2001.

In 2002, Coldplay released their second album A Rush of Blood To The Head which further cemented their place in music history with singles such as "The Scientist" and "Clocks". This album won two Grammys and went on to be a huge commercial success selling over 14 million copies worldwide. In 2005, they released their third album X&Y which featured hit singles such as "Speed Of Sound" and "Fix You". This album also achieved critical acclaim and sold over 10 million copies globally. 

In 2008, Martin made his acting debut in the film Inkheart playing Dustfinger alongside Helen Mirren and Brendan Fraser. In 2009, he contributed music to the films The Boat That Rocked and New Moon through his song "Death Will Never Conquer". In 2010, he provided vocals for the film How To Train Your Dragon for its soundtrack along with Jonsi from Sigur Ros on the song "Sticks & Stones". In 2014, Martin collaborated with U2 frontman Bono on a charity single called "Ordinary Love". 

Martin has also been involved with various charitable causes throughout his career including Amnesty International, Make Poverty History, Keep A Child Alive, RED Campaign and Oxfam's UK famine relief campaign. He has also been awarded numerous awards including multiple Grammy Awards, Brit Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chris Martin is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 2, 1977, Chris Martin was born in Exeter, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Rock Band Coldplay</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Martin meets fellow band members at University College London and forms the rock band Coldplay.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Hit Album Parachutes</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Coldplay releases their debut album, Parachutes, to critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Grammy for Best Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Coldplay wins the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for A Rush of Blood to the Head.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marrys Gwyneth Paltrow</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chris Martin marries actress Gwyneth Paltrow after dating for two years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released 6th Studio Album Mylo Xyloto</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Coldplay releases their sixth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which goes on to be certified 4x Platinum.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Divorces from Gwyneth Paltrow</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announce their divorce after 10 years of marriage.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Martin has a unique and soulful sound that speaks to the heart. His music is uplifting and inspiring and he has written some of the most beautiful lyrics ever heard in pop music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Humble</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">What makes Chris Martin so loveable is his humility. He never takes himself too seriously, and is always ready to have a laugh or two with fans and friends alike. He also doesn't take all the fame for granted, which is refreshing in an industry full of egos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charitable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Martin is very active in charity work both through his own foundation and through other organizations such as Global Citizen. He often uses his platform to bring attention to causes he believes in, which shows us that he truly cares about making the world a better place.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Lead Singer of Coldplay</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Martin is the lead singer and songwriter of the British rock band Coldplay, which has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has a Degree in Ancient World Studies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Martin has a Bachelor's degree in Ancient World Studies from University College London.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Knows Six Languages</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Martin is fluent in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Married to Gwyneth Paltrow</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Martin was married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow from 2003 - 2016 and the couple have two children together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was an Extra in a Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Martin was an extra in the 1999 movie "The Theory of Flight" starring Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh.</p></div>


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