Coldplay is a British rock band that was formed in London in 1996. The group consists of Chris Martin (lead vocals, piano, guitar), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Guy Berryman (bass) and Will Champion (drums, backing vocals). Coldplay gained worldwide fame with the release of the single “Yellow” in 2000, followed by their debut album Parachutes released later that year. Their popularity rose with the release of their second album A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and their third album, Coldplay Live 2003.
Coldplay’s fourth album, X&Y, was released worldwide on 6 June 2005 and 7 June in North America. It topped the UK Album Chart for a week and US Billboard 200 for three weeks. The group has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including seven Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.