Coldplay are a British rock band, formed in 1997. They are sometimes associated with Britpop.
The band's members, Chris Marlin (guitar, vocals, piano/keyboards), Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar) and Will Champion (drums), met each other and formed the band while they were students at University College London. The band enjoyed both commercial and critical success relatively early in their existence through their first full-length album, Parachutes, and the single Yellow. Along with the acclaim, Parachutes was sometimes criticised for bearing a strong resemblance to the music of Radiohead in their The Bends/OK Computer era. The band's second full-length album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, was generally considered to be musically and lyrically more mature and sophisticated, and less obviously the product of one particular influence.
Parachutes was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2000.
The band have released two full length albums, Parachutes (2000) and A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002). There have also been five EPs, Safety (1998), Brothers and Sisters (1999), The Blue Room (1999), Bigger Stronger (1999) and Trouble (2000 - a live EP, different from the single of the same name). Coldplay's singles to date are Shiver (2000), Yellow (2000), Trouble (2000) and In My Place (2002).