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This article is about the Coldplay musician. For other people with the same name, see Chris Martin (disambiguation).

Chris Martin Martin performing with Coldplay in 2011Born Christopher Anthony John Martin
(1977-03-02) 2 March 1977 (age 41)
Exeter, Devon, EnglandCitizenship BritishAlma mater University College LondonOccupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • philanthropist
Spouse(s) Gwyneth Paltrow
(m. 2003; div. 2016)Children 2 Musical careerGenres
  • Alternative rock
  • indie rock
  • post-Britpop
  • pop rock
  • pop
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • guitar
  • bass
  • harmonica
  • percussion
Years active 1996–presentLabels
  • Parlophone
  • Capitol
  • Atlantic
Associated acts ColdplayWebsite

Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977)[1] is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay. Born in 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. The band also garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for their subsequent albums including A Rush of Blood to the Head and Viva la Vida, winning a Grammy Award for both and a Brit Award for the former. Coldplay has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. One of the highest profile musicians in British popular culture, Martin appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom.[2]

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Recording career
    • 2.1 Coldplay
    • 2.2 Solo work
  • 3 Influences and favourite musicians
  • 4 Other endeavours
    • 4.1 Politics
    • 4.2 Philanthropy
  • 5 Personal life
    • 5.1 Relationships
    • 5.2 Religion
  • 6 Filmography
    • 6.1 Television
    • 6.2 Films
  • 7 Discography
    • 7.1 Solo
    • 7.2 With Coldplay
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links
Early life and education

Christopher Anthony John Martin was born on 2 March 1977 in Exeter, Devon, England, and is the oldest of five children. His father, Anthony Martin, is a retired accountant, and his mother, Alison Martin, is a music teacher. His family's business was Martins of Exeter until sold by his father in 1999.[3][4] William Willett, the man who campaigned for and made daylight saving time a recognised practice, was Martin's great-great-grandfather.[5]

Martin was educated at the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School where he found his passion for music.[6] After Exeter Cathedral School, Martin boarded at Sherborne School in Dorset, where he met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey.[7]

Martin continued his studies at University College London (UCL), staying at Ramsay Hall, where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with first-class honours in Greek and Latin.[4] At UCL, Martin met his future Coldplay bandmates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion.[8]

Recording career Coldplay Main article: Coldplay

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. They were joined by Guy Berryman as their bass player and Will Champion, as their drummer. 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. Their song Yellow from Parachutes instantly entered the charts at Number 4, the hit carried Coldplay to their aforementioned fame.[9] To date, they have released seven studio albums in total including Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto, Ghost Stories, and A Head Full of Dreams. They also released several EP's at the beginning of their creation including Safety and The Blue Room.[10]

Solo work Martin at Music Midtown (Piemont Park) in Atlanta, GA on 24 September 2011

As a solo artist, Martin has written songs for a variety of acts including Embrace ("Gravity") and Jamelia ("See It in a Boy's Eyes", co-written with Coldplay producer Rik Simpson). Martin has also collaborated with Ron Sexsmith, Faultline when he sang on two haunting Faultline tracks: 'Where is My Boy?' and 'Your Love Means Everything Part2.', the Streets, and Ian McCulloch. He also sang a part of the vocals for the Band Aid 20 single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at the end of 2004. In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things (Come to an End)", for her 2006 album, Loose. The two were once rumoured to be a couple, after they both performed at Glastonbury in 2002. Nelly Furtado joked about it, saying, "Yeah, he's my boyfriend—he just doesn't know it yet".[11]

Martin's fascination with hip hop was shown in mid-2006 when he collaborated with rapper Jay-Z for the rapper's comeback album Kingdom Come after the two met earlier in the year.[12] 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. Dre to mix it. Coldplay producer Rik Simpson conceived and performed the drum beats. 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.[13] He performed the chorus of "Homecoming", from Kanye West's album Graduation.

In 2015, Martin collaborated with producer and DJ Avicii to work on two new tracks for his album, Stories. Their first collaboration is officially named "Heaven". Martin wrote the lyrics, Avicii did the production, and Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost was the vocalist.[14]

In September 2016, the Chainsmokers shared two short clips of an upcoming song featuring vocals from Martin.[15] The song, "Something Just Like This", was released on 22 February 2017, and has reached number 3 peak on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In April 2017, English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa announced that she had written a song with Martin called "Homesick". The song appears on her self-titled debut album, which was released on 2 June 2017.[16]

Influences and favourite musicians

The main influence on Martin and Coldplay is the Scottish rock band Travis, with Martin crediting the band for the creation of his own band.[17]

The Irish rock band U2 is another important influence on Martin both musically and politically.[18] Martin wrote for Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" on the band,[19] saying: "I don't buy weekend tickets to Ireland and hang out in front of their gates, but U2 are the only band whose entire catalogue I know by heart. The first song on The Unforgettable Fire, "A Sort of Homecoming", I know backward and forward—it's so rousing, brilliant, and beautiful. It's one of the first songs I played to my unborn baby." Martin also comments on Bono's effect on his own charity and political involvement he is even known to joke with friends referring to himself as "Crono".[18]

Martin and Coldplay were also greatly influenced by the English rock band Radiohead. Speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine, Martin said of Radiohead: "Sometimes I feel like they cleared a path with a machete, and we came afterward and put up a strip mall... I would still give my left ball to write anything as good as OK Computer."[20]

Martin is very vocal about his love for Norwegian new wave/Synthpop band a-ha. 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. I just remembered how much I loved it. It's incredible songwriting. 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."[21] Martin has also performed live together with Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, introducing him as "the best keyboard player in the world".[22] In November 2011, he stated that "back when we didn't have any hits of our own we used to play a-ha songs."[23]

Martin is also known to be a fan of the English rock bands Oasis and Muse,[24] Irish pop group Westlife,[25] English-Irish girl group Girls Aloud,[26][27] English pop group Take That,[28] and Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. In 2014, Martin inducted Peter Gabriel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo career, and performed live with the former Genesis lead singer.[29] Martin is also close friends with the musical couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

Coldplay performed R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming" with Michael Stipe during their Austin City Limits performance in 2005, as a part of the Twisted Logic Tour. Martin went on to call "Nightswimming" "the greatest song ever written".[30] He has called Richard Ashcroft, formerly of the Verve, "the best singer in the world".[31] He also admires the lyrics of Morrissey.[32]

Martin was quoted as calling Coldplay's song "Shiver" a rip-off Jeff Buckley influenced by Buckley's song "Grace".

In 2008, Coldplay released an alternate music video for Viva la Vida directed by Anton Corbijn as a tribute to the Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence", one, directed by Corbijn himself in 1990. It shows Martin dressed as a king like Dave Gahan did in the original video. The band stated: "This is our attempt at a video cover version, made out of love for Depeche Mode and the genius of Anton Corbijn".

Other endeavours

Martin and Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland made cameo appearances in the film Shaun of the Dead as supporters of the fictional charity ZombAid,[33] with Martin having a second cameo in the film as a Zombie.[33] In 2006 Martin had a cameo role in the second series, episode four, of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created comedy Extras. He also appears singing in the closing credits of the 2009 Sacha Baron Cohen film Brüno; along with Bono, Sting, Slash, Snoop Dogg, and Elton John.[34]

In March 2015, Martin attended the televised launch of music streaming service Tidal via a video link, and revealed himself, along with other notable artists, as a shareholder in the company.[35] In June 2015, Martin performed "Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral Mass of Beau Biden, son of United States Vice-President Joe Biden, after learning that Biden was a fan of his.[36] In August 2017, Martin performed a live solo piano rendition of "Crawling" by Linkin Park. The performance was a tribute to Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by suicide the previous month.[37]


Martin has been particularly outspoken on issues of fair trade and has campaigned for Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. He travelled to Ghana and Haiti to meet farmers and view the effects of unfair trade practices.[38] When performing he usually has variations of "Make Trade Fair", "MTF" or an equal sign written on the back of his left hand and the letters "MTF" can be seen emblazoned on his piano.[39] He was a vocal critic of US President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. During the Teenage Cancer Trust show at London's Royal Albert Hall on 24 March 2003, he encouraged the sell-out crowd to "sing against war".[40] He was a strong supporter of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, most notably during his acceptance speech for the 2004 Grammy Awards Record of the Year, accepting for "Clocks". He supported Obama for President in 2008, giving a shout-out at the end of a performance of "Yellow" on 25 October 2008 episode of Saturday Night Live.[41]

Martin playing "Trouble" on his piano during a concert in Brazil, February 2007

On 1 April 2006 The Guardian reported that Martin was backing the British Conservative Party leader David Cameron, and had written a new theme song for the party titled "Talk to David".[42][43] This was later revealed to be an April Fool's joke. While touring Australia in March 2009, Martin and the rest of Coldplay were the opening act at the Sound Relief benefit concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, for the victims of bushfires and floods in Victoria and Queensland.[44] Martin appeared in a video for the "Robin Hood Tax" campaign, which proposes a tax on stock trades in the United States.[45] This tax is aimed at levelling the field between the so-called "1% and 99%". In June 2016, Martin supported Vote Remain in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.[46]


On 12 December 2012, Martin performed as a part of the "12 12 12 Concert" which was held as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief. He performed "Viva La Vida", the R.E.M. song "Losing My Religion" with former R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and "Us Against the World". Other performers in the show included Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, the Who, Kanye West, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney.[47] On 15 November 2014, Martin joined charity group Band Aid 30, performing alongside British and Irish pop acts on the latest version of the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in Western Africa—this was the second time Martin has contributed to a Band Aid recording having performed in the 2004 version.[48]

Martin became the creative director of the newly established Global Citizen Festival in 2015, a role he will fulfill for a period of 15 years.[49] The festival was created in 2015 to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030; with Martin consulting Band Aid founder Bob Geldof on the role.[49] The 2015 festival, was held on Central Park's Great Lawn in New York on 26 September, and featured performances by Martin's band Coldplay, Beyoncé, Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran, and was broadcast on NBC in the US on 27 September, and the BBC in the UK on 28 September.[50] It was reported that Martin became the Innocence Project's Artists' Committee as an Innocence Ambassador on 5 February 2016.[51]

Personal life

Martin forces himself to drink vodka with cranberry juice when he behaves "like an idiot".[52][53] PETA named him the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005,[54] as he had been a vegetarian for a while. However, he began eating meat again after his split with Gwyneth Paltrow.[55] Martin is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club.


Martin and American actress Gwyneth Paltrow married on 5 December 2003,[56] in a quiet ceremony in the presence of their friends and family. Their daughter Apple Blythe Alison Martin, was born on 14 May 2004 in London.[57][58] Martin and the band released a song "I am your baby's daddy" under the name "the Nappies" in anticipation of the birth of Apple. The band's song "Speed of Sound" was also inspired by Martin's experience and awe at becoming a father. Their second child, a son, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, was born 8 April 2006 in New York City.[57] Moses' name was inspired by a song, "Moses", that Martin wrote for Paltrow. Simon Pegg and Martin's bandmate Jonny Buckland are Apple's godfathers, and in exchange Martin is godfather to Pegg's daughter.[59]

Martin and Paltrow announced their separation or "conscious uncoupling" in March 2014, after ten years of marriage.[60] Paltrow filed for divorce in April 2015.[61] A judge finalised it on 14 July 2016.[62]


In a 2005 Rolling Stone Magazine interview, Martin said of his religious views: "I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?"[63] In the same interview as well, he spoke of going through a period of spiritual confusion, stating, "I went through a weird patch, starting when I was about sixteen to twenty-two, of getting God, religion, superstition, judgement all confused".[63] In a 2008 interview, he said, "I'm always trying to work out what 'He' or 'She' is. I don't know if it's Allah or Jesus or Mohammed or Zeus. But I'd go for Zeus."[64] Following the interview, he released a text message declaring himself an "all-theist", a word of his invention meaning that he believes in "everything".[64]

Filmography Television Year Title Role Notes 2006 Extras Himself "Chris Martin" (Season 2: Episode 4) 2010 The Simpsons Himself "Million Dollar Maybe" (Season 21: Episode 11) 2014 Saturday Night Live Himself Saturday Night Live (Season 39: Episode 764) 2016 Super Bowl 50 Himself "Super Bowl 50 halftime show" 2017 Modern Family Himself Episode: "Brushes with Celebrity" Films Year Title Role Notes 2004 Shaun of the Dead Himself & Zombie Cameo appearance 2009 Brüno Himself Cameo appearance 2017 Avicii: True Stories Himself Documentary Discography Solo Year Song(s) Artist Album Role 2002 "Where Is My Boy?"
"Your Love Means Everything, Pt. 2" Faultline Your Love Means Everything Featured vocals "Gold in Them Hills" Ron Sexsmith Cobblestone Runway Featured vocals 2003 "Sliding", "Arthur" Ian McCulloch Slideling Piano, backing vocals "See It in a Boy's Eyes" Jamelia Thank You Co-writer, backing vocals 2004 "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" Ash Orpheus Backing vocals "Gravity" Embrace Out of Nothing Writer "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 20 — Featured vocals 2006 "All Good Things (Come to an End)" Nelly Furtado Loose Co-writer, backing vocals "In the Sun" Michael Stipe In the Sun Backing vocals "Beach Chair" Jay-Z Kingdom Come Producer, featured vocals 2007 "Homecoming" Kanye West Graduation Co-writer, featured vocals, piano 2009 "Lukas", "Fun", "Want" Natalie Imbruglia Come to Life Co-writer "Dove of Peace" Brüno Brüno Featured vocals 2010 "A Message 2010" Hope for Haiti Now Featured vocals, piano "Most Kingz" Jay-Z — Featured vocals "Me and Tennessee" Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw Country Strong Writer 2012 "I Don't Want You To Die" The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends Featured vocals 2014 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 30 — Featured vocals 2015 "True Believer"[65] Avicii Stories Co-writer, guest vocals "Every Day's Like Christmas"[66] Kylie Minogue Kylie Christmas Writer, backing vocals 2016 "Electricity" David Brent Life on the Road Co-writer, Vocals 2017 "Homesick" Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Co-writer, guest vocals 2018 "Heaven" Avicii Co-writer, guest vocals (Demo version) With Coldplay Main article: Coldplay discography
  • Parachutes (2000)
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
  • X&Y (2005)
  • Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
  • Mylo Xyloto (2011)
  • Ghost Stories (2014)
  • A Head Full of Dreams (2015)
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  • "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975)
  • "Send In the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim (songwriter) (1976)
  • "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977)
  • "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978)
  • "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel (songwriter) (1979)
  • "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)
  • "Sailing" – Christopher Cross (songwriter) (1981)
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982)
  • "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983)
  • "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984)
  • "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985)
  • "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986)
  • "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987)
  • "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988)
  • "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin (songwriter) (1989)
  • "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990)
  • "From a Distance" – Julie Gold (songwriter) (1991)
  • "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon (songwriter) (1992)
  • "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton & Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993)
  • "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken & Tim Rice (songwriters) (1994)
  • "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen (songwriter) (1995)
  • "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996)
  • "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997)
  • "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal (songwriters) (1998)
  • "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner & Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999)
  • "Smooth" – Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)
  • "Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001)
  • "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys (songwriter) (2002)
  • "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003)
  • "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx & Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004)
  • "Daughters" – John Mayer (songwriter) (2005)
  • "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006)
  • "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007)
  • "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse (songwriter) (2008)
  • "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009)
  • "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010)
  • "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011)
  • "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012)
  • "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013)
  • "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014)
  • "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015)
  • "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge (songwriters) (2016)
  • "Hello" – Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin (songwriters) (2017)
  • "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)
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Grammy Award for Record of the Year1959−1980
  • "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno (1959)
  • "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin (1960)
  • "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith (1961)
  • "Moon River" by Henry Mancini (1962)
  • "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett (1963)
  • "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini (1964)
  • "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz (1965)
  • "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (1966)
  • "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra (1967)
  • "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension (Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968)
  • "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969)
  • "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension (Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970)
  • "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971)
  • "It's Too Late" by Carole King (1972)
  • "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack (1973)
  • "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack (1974)
  • "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John (1975)
  • "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976)
  • "This Masquerade" by George Benson (1977)
  • "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978)
  • "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel (1979)
  • "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers (Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)
  • "Sailing" by Christopher Cross (1981)
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes (1982)
  • "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983)
  • "Beat It" by Michael Jackson (1984)
  • "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner (1985)
  • "We Are the World" by USA for Africa (1986)
  • "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood (1987)
  • "Graceland" by Paul Simon (1988)
  • "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin (1989)
  • "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler (1990)
  • "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins (1991)
  • "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole (1992)
  • "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton (1993)
  • "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (1994)
  • "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow (1995)
  • "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996)
  • "Change the World" by Eric Clapton (1997)
  • "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin (1998)
  • "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion (1999)
  • "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)
  • "Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001)
  • "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002)
  • "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones (2003)
  • "Clocks" by Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004)
  • "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles and Norah Jones (2005)
  • "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006)
  • "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007)
  • "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse (2008)
  • "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant (2009)
  • "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon (Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010)
  • "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011)
  • "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele (2012)
  • "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra (2013)
  • "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (2014)
  • "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015)
  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (2016)
  • "Hello" by Adele (2017)
  • "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars (2018)
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Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Drawing on inspirations ranging from Buddhism and American modernist painting to psychedelia and Amy Winehouse, Brooklyn-based painter Chris Martin (born 1954) “lets the paintings make themselves,” with often generously scaled canvases characterized by flat yet textured planes of bright, saturated color, frequently incorporating found materials and highly personal paper ephemera. The emphatic geometries of his paintings, which indicate his attachment to Piet Mondrian, are another signature touch, conveying a genially brash New York energy (Martin’s practice came of age in 1980s New York, which saw the explosion of the East Village art scene, led by Keith Haring). This first full overview on Martin collects essays by Glenn O’Brien, Nancy Princenthal, Trinie Dalton and Dan Nadel.

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Chris Martin: Drawings
Chris Martin: Drawings
One of America’s finest abstract painters, Chris Martin (born 1954) explores the fertile areas between sophisticated formalism and the visionary joy of outsider art, making abstract painting look enviably effortless. For this massive volume, Martin and Dan Nadel have assembled a massive compendium of Martin’s drawings from the past 30 years, presenting them chronologically so the reader–viewer can follow the artist’s continual pursuit and discovery of new forms--from sound waves to mushrooms to Tantric arches to the iconic visages of James Brown and Sigmar Polke. For Martin, drawing is an end in itself that also often leads to themes he later reprises and explores in his painting. Taking its design inspiration from the artist’s books of Dieter Roth, Drawings acts as a flipbook of discovery, one that charts Martin’s artistic development over the past three decades.

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Chris Martin Mini Cutout
Chris Martin Mini Cutout
At Celebrity-Cutouts we have an unbelievable range of Celebrities to suit every occasion. Our cutouts really enhance an event - to bring humour, as a practical joke or for photo-opportunities. And they make fantastic gifts for celebrity fans too.Life size standees are as tall as the Celebrity they are modelled on and Mini Standees are 2ft tall. Both sizes are printed in amazing high definition.Exclusive Designs - made from original photos by top photo agencies and adapted by our in-house designers. You won't find our cutouts anywhere else!Top quality Cardboard Cutouts, printed using nothing but the best materials and printing methods. Looks so REAL.Lifesize cutouts are sent fully tracked by a courier. They require a signature on Delivery. Masks and Minis are sent with an Affirmation of Delivery (AoD) It is cost prohibitive to send them tracked as standard. We can offer a tracked service on Masks and Minis for an additional charge. Please message us IMMEDIATELY when you order to request a delivery upgrade.Celebrity Cardboard Cutouts make great collectors items too - who will you collect?Please, BEWARE OF IMITATIONS! All our cutouts have a Celebrity Cutouts proof of Authenticity Hologram on the reverse. If there is no Hologram then it is not a Celebrity Cutouts product.  Our cutouts are lifesize up to a maximum height of 6' 3" (190.5cm), which is as large as we can produce. Taller Celebrities are reduced to this height.

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