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One of the highest profile musicians in British popular culture, Martin appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.
Christopher Anthony John Martin was born on March 2, 1977, in Whitestone, Devon, England, and is the oldest of five children.
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.
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.
' and 'Your Love Means Everything Part2.', the Streets, and Ian Mc Culloch.I would still give my left ball to write anything as good as OK Computer." Martin is very vocal about his love for Norwegian new wave/Synthpop band a-ha. 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." Coldplay performed R. M.'s "Nightswimming" with Michael Stipe during their Austin City Limits performance in 2005, as a part of the Twisted Logic Tour.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. Martin went on to call "Nightswimming" "the greatest song ever written".Born in Whitestone, near Exeter in 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 single "Yellow" in 2000, a song that also earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination in the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.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.Nelly Furtado joked about it, saying, "Yeah, he's my boyfriend—he just doesn't know it yet".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. Coldplay producer Rik Simpson conceived and performed the drum beats.Their first collaboration is officially named "Heaven".Martin wrote the lyrics, Avicii did the production, and Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost was the vocalist.