Chris Martin: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: singer
  • Real name: Christopher Martin
  • Sign: Fish
  • Date of birth: Wednesday 02 March 1977 (age: 43 years old)
  • Country: England

Chris Martin, real name Christopher Anthony John Martin, was born on March 2, 1977 in Exeter, England. He is the leader of the alternative rock band Coldplay.

Passionate about music, Chris Martin joined his first band at the age of 14. But it was while returning to university in London in 1996, where he studied ancient history, that the singer met the future members of Coldplay. In 1998, the band released their first two EPs and signed to the Parlophone label. The following year, the band is revealed to the general public with the album Parachutes. In 2002, Coldplay’s album A Rush of Blood to the Head, which won a number of Grammy Awards, was finally released. With five studio albums released, Coldplay is today one of the most successful bands with over 60 million albums sold. Chris Martin has also collaborated with many international artists, such as Ron Sexsmith on the song Gold in them hill, Jamelia (See it in a Boys’ Eyes), Nelly Furtado (Want), Rihanna (Princess of China) and Kanye West (Home coming).

On the private side, Chris Martin married actress Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2003. The couple has two children; Apple in 2004 and Moses in 2006. On March 25, 2014, the couple announced their separation in a joint press release published on Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s trend site. The divorce judgement is pronounced in July 2016.