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Activism

Despite Coldplay's worldwide popularity, the band has remained protective of how their music is used in the media, refusing its use for product endorsements. In the past, Coldplay turned down multi-million dollar contracts from Gatorade, Diet Coke, and Gap, who wanted to use the songs "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't Panic" respectively. According to vocalist/pianist Martin, "We wouldn't be able to live with ourselves if we sold the songs' meanings like that." The song "Viva la Vida" was featured in a commercial for the iTunes Store, advertising its exclusive availability of the single as a digital download on iTunes. Coldplay are supporters of Amnesty International. Chris Martin is also noted as one of the most visible celebrity advocates for fair trade, supporting Oxfam's ongoing Make Trade Fair campaign. Martin has been on trips with Oxfam to assess conditions, has appeared in its advertising campaign, and is known for wearing a "Make Trade Fair" wristband during public appearances, including at Coldplay concerts. The band were also filmed for Make Poverty History, clicking their fingers.

Make Trade Fair, abbreviated as MTF, shown on Chris Martin's piano during a concert

In the band's early years, Coldplay was also widely known in the media for their claim to give 10% of the band's profits to charity, which they continue to do. Bassist Guy Berryman said, "You can make people aware of issues. It isn't very much effort for us at all, but if it can help people, then we want to do it." The band also asks that any gifts intended for them are donated to charity, according to a response on the FAQ section of Coldplay's website. Martin was outspoken against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and he endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, as well as Barack Obama in 2008.

Discography

The discography of Coldplay, a British alternative rock band which formed in 1998, consists of four studio albums, five extended plays, twenty-two singles, one live album, and one compilation album. Coldplay's first release, the limited demo Safety, was released in 1998, and their debut studio album, Parachutes, was released two years later, in July 2000.

Coldplay have sold over 50 million albums, and are also known for singles such as "Yellow", "The Scientist", "Speed of Sound", "Talk", "Violet Hill", the Grammy Award-winning "Clocks" and "In My Place", and the two-time Grammy Award-winning "Viva la Vida".

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, the band confirmed that their fifth studio album will be finished by the end of 2009 "in an ideal world".

Releases

Studio albums

4

Live albums

2

Compilation albums

1

Extended plays

5

Singles

22

Music videos

23

Other releases

3

Studio albums

  • Parachutes (2000)

  • A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)

  • X&Y (2005)

  • Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)

  • Prospekt's March EP (2008)

Live albums

  • Live 2003 (2003)

  • LeftRightLeftRightLeft (2009)

Awards

Coldplay have received 43 awards from 117 nominations. They received six awards from fourteen nominations from the BRIT Awards—winning Best British Group three times. They have won seven Grammy Awards from eighteen nominations. 2009 was their most successful year having received seven nominations at the 51st Grammy Awards—more than they had done previously—of which they won three. Coldplay have received eight MTV Awards, including four MTV Europe Music Awards from thirteen nominations, and four MTV Video Music Awards from twelve nominations. The music video for "The Scientist" won all the awards for which it was nominated at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. They received five Q Awards from sixteen nominations and have won the Best Album award for three of their four albums.

Coldplay awards and nominations:

Award

Wins

Nominations

American Music Awards

0

5

BRIT Awards

6

14

ECHO Awards

2

2

Grammy Awards

7

18

Ivor Novello Awards

0

6

Juno Awards

2

2

Los Premios MTV Latinoamrica

1

2

Meteor Music Awards

1

3

MTV Asia Awards

0

1

MTV Europe Music Awards

4

13

MTV Video Music Awards

4

12

MTV Video Music Awards Japan

0

1

MuchMusic Video Awards

0

1

NME Awards

5

7

NRJ Music Awards

1

4

People's Choice Awards

0

2

Q Awards

5

16

World Music Awards

3

3

GQ Awards

1

1

International Dance Music Awards

1

2

Mercury Prize

0

2

Totals

Awards won

43

Nominations

117

Sources

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldplay.

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  2. Spivack, Gary (2004). Coldplay: Look at the Stars. MTV. ISBN 0743491963.

  3. http://www.coldplay.com/

  4. "Coldplay - Viva la Vida". Contact Music. 2008-06-30. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/albumreview/coldplay-viva-la-vidax30x06x08. Retrieved on 2009-02-13.

  5. "Nominations for the 51st Grammy Awards". USA Today. 2008-12-03. http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/awards/grammys/2008-12-03-grammy-nominations_N.htm. Retrieved on 2008-12-28.

  6. "Yahoo! Music: Coldplay chills out Peas, Stripes". Yahoo!. http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/20352322. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.

  7. "Digital Spy: Coldplay album goes platinum in three days". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a100539/coldplay-album-goes-platinum-in-three-days.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.

  8. "Coldplay Give Track-By-Track Tour of Viva La Vida". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1589032/20080609/coldplay.jhtml?rsspartner=rssColdFusion. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.

  9. Gundersen, Edna (2003-02-13). "Coldplay searching for a balance". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/awards/grammys/2003-02-02-coldplay_x.htm. Retrieved on 2008-05-04.

  10. "Coldplay to Quit". Daily Star. 2008-01-07. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/posts/view/25893/Coldplay-to-quit/. Retrieved on 2008-05-05.

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