''Parachutes'' is the debut album by English alternative rock band Coldplay, released by the record label Parlophone on 10 July 2000 in the United Kingdom. The album was produced by the band and British record producer Ken Nelson, excluding one track which was produced by Chris Allison. ''Parachutes'' has spawned the hit singles "Shiver", "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't Panic".
British record producer Ken Nelson produced all but one song on ''Parachutes''. He was introduced to Coldplay by his manager Pete who gave him a copy of the band's Fierce Panda released debut single. Nelson has claimed that, as soon as he heard vocalist Chris Martin's voice on the song "Bigger Stronger", he "realised that he was something special". Nelson was offered the job while Coldplay were performing in Liverpool with English indie rock band Gomez, whose debut album, ''Bring It On'', he had produced.
The album was generally both a critical and commercial success. Upon release, the album quickly reached number one in the United Kingdom, and has since been certified 7x platinum. In the United States, the album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified 2x platinum. It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002, and has earned the band various accolades since its release. ''Parachutes'' is number 12 on the list of the 20 biggest-selling albums of the 21st century in the United Kingdom. The album won Best British Album at the 2001 Brit Awards.