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Chris Martin Reveals Despair After Split

3/22/2016 9:38am EDT
Chris Martin Battled Depression After Split With Gwyneth Paltrow
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin reportedly suffered from a year of depression after his split from wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

The celebrity pair "consciously uncoupled" their ten-year marriage in 2014.

Martin later said that he thought his problem of not opening up to the actress contributed to their downfall as a couple.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, the musician said his mood dropped severely after their split.

He said in the interview, "I still wake up down a lot of days. But now I feel like I've been given the tools to turn it around."

"You can come at it very aggressively and b...
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Are Musical Acts Not Paid For Super Bowl Appearances?

2/9/2016 11:23am EST
Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Coldplay Not Paid For Super Bowl 50 Appeara
Could it be true that Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Coldplay were not paid for their Super Bowl 50 appearances for the Pepsi Halftime Spectacular?

Yes, as the exposure given to the artists for their time on stage during the big game far outweighs what they could ever be paid for the performance.

As has always been the case, none of the artists that perform at the Super Bowl are ever paid.

According to Forbes, the increase in attention, social media mentions, larger fan bases and music sales are what push the entertainers over the edge more than a paycheck for the evening could.

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Coldplay And Company Bring Energy To Super Bowl 50

2/8/2016 8:15am EST
Super Bowl 50 By The Music: Gaga Slays, Coldplay And Friends Ent
Ah the Super Bowl – one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year! The main attraction is the football game that determines the champions of a grueling NFL season, but there’s more in play as well. For those who could care less about touchdowns, field goals, or interceptions, there’s always an assortment of new commercials to enjoy. And if the commercials don’t do it, there’s always the music. Honoring America with “America The Beautiful” and the National Anthem. And the crème de la crème – the halftime show.

So with the game done and the champions crowned, let’s focus on the m...
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Bruno Mars To Perform At Super Bowl

2/6/2016 10:11am EST
Bruno Mars Confirms He's Playing Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
Bruno Mars will be joining Coldplay and Beyonce during tomorrow's Super Bowl 50 halftime show. After much speculation about whether or not he'd participate, the "Grenade" singer posted the official announcement to his Instagram account on Friday.

It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn't show up. #Confirmed #SB50 #Halftime #Coldplay #Beyonce #TheBrunz #Shwaaaggg

A photo posted by Bruno Mars (@brunomars) on Feb 5, 2016 at 1:29pm PST

It's not clear what Mars will be performing in San Francisco, but it does feel like a serious case of deja vu. The singer was the headline a...
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Why Are Massakali And Sasha Fierce Being Attacked By The Public?

1/30/2016 10:40pm EST
Divas Beyonce And Sonam Kapoor's Coldplay Video Blasted: 'Stereo
From the looks of it, Coldplay is getting the cold shoulder.

The British group, featuring frontman, Chris Martin, released its music video on Friday. "Hymn for the Weekend" is the second single off the band's A Head Full of Dreams album. The lyrics are endearing, the footage breathtaking, and it features actress, Sonam Kapoor and R&B songstress, Beyonce Knowles aka Mrs. Carter.

Oddly, even with the assemblage of music and Bollywood -- and two hot divas -- some detractors on Twitter found varying reasons to slam the video. Many commenters upset over Coldplay's video accuse the band, dire...
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10 Musicians Who Have Switched Up Their Styles Over The Years

1/30/2016 1:00pm EST
10 Musicians Who Have Evolved Over the Years
No two musicians are exactly the same; they come in different shapes, sizes and most importantly, each has different approaches musically. Sure, the aforementioned should go without saying, but it’s a perfect preface for this particular article. Some musicians aren’t satisfied with merely maintaining their stylistic approach. That means that artistic evolution and remaining relevant commercially and within the pop cultural scope happens. Need a translation? Basically, the 10 musicians on this list have switched up their style from the beginning of their careers to the present.

1) Kid Cudi...
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40 Best Songs Of 2015

12/26/2015 11:00am EST
40 Best Songs Of 2015
It’s a tall task to pick the best albums in any given year, specifically when it comes to ranking them. Even more difficult is selecting the best songs as the music industry is much more record/song-centric than it was once was. Even when albums (exception: Adele’s 25) don’t sell, songs do. There were lots and lots of notable songs from 2015, so narrowing the list to 40 is an arduous task. As arduous as it was, here’s our best shot – 40 of the Best Songs of 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Beauty Behind the Madness)

Adele or the Weeknd for the top spot – that was the question...
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Adele's '25' Continues To Sell Like Hot Cakes

12/22/2015 9:31am EST
Adele Spends Fourth Week Atop The Billboard 200
In news that should shock no one, the unstoppable, invincible Adele spends her fourth week atop the Billboard 200. 25 is “selling like hotcakes” – maybe even better than that! After padding her already robust totals with another 695,000 units last week, sales and impact improve to 825,000 units, with 96% of that total being album sales! Simply put, Adele is killing it, sitting just shy of six million copies in one month of availability. Records are being broken peeps!

Staying on the Adele train, let's shift to the Billboard Hot 100. Guess who’s got number one locked down there? Yep, you g...
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Adele’s Landslide Album Dominance Continues

12/15/2015 9:32am EST
Adele Rules The Billboard 200 For Third Straight Week
In news that will shock no one, Adele spends her third week atop the Billboard 200. Yep, that’s right, 25 keeps number one warm, selling another robust 695,000 copies. Per Billboard, 25 has sold more the five million copies in just three short weeks. Who would’ve thought it – an album sell more than five million copies in the current music sales climate, let alone in just three weeks? Adele, you go girl!

So with Adele making it a three-peat, she held off a reliable number one act from scoring another number one album. That’s right – Coldplay had to settle for the runner-up spot thanks to ...
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Is Coldplay's ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ Worthwhile?

12/9/2015 11:10am EST
Coldplay's 'A Head Full of Dreams' Has Its Worthwhile Moments
One of the more confounding bands recently in their career is Coldplay. Like any number of bands that have been around for more than a decade, Coldplay has constantly tweaked their style – some folks would characterize the tweaks as conformity. Maybe that’s true as the quartet’s recent efforts starkly contrast A Rush of Blood To The Head and even Viva La Vida. For those hoping the British collective’s latest A Head Full of Dreams would return them to their ‘glory days,’ they’ll be disappointed as the latest album continues drenched in pop.

Is A Head Full Of Dreams worthwhile? Depends on wh...
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Adele’s Album Sales Continue To Shock

12/8/2015 9:32am EST
Adele Sells Another Million, Tops Billboard 200 For Second Week
Okay, okay, okay – let’s just cut to the chase and be done with it! Adele retaining the top spot on the Billboard 200 will shock no one – it was inevitable. What is shocking is how many MORE copies of her blockbuster album 25 were sold in its second week of availability. Wait for it…25 sold 1.11 million more copies. Yes, that’s pure sales. Numbers are elevated even more according to Billboard when their fancy tracks/streaming formula comes into play, to the tune of 1.16 million units.

Basically, Adele is kicking everybody else’s rear. All said and done, Adele has sold more than 4 million c...
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NFL Fans Think Silence Will Be Better Than Coldplay's Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

12/6/2015 4:46pm EST
Super Bowl 50: Coldplay Gets Cold Shoulder From NFL Fans: 'Silen
The Super Bowl 50 halftime show is going to be a huge celebration, but not everyone is thrilled that Coldplay will be headlining a show that celebrates five decades of halftime entertainment.

For months, there have been countless rumors about who would be entertaining NFL fans live on stage at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016. Minutes after Coldplay was confirmed as the lead act in the Pepsi-sponsored halftime show this week, the reaction on Twitter was, dare we say, deflated?

@NFL @coldplay @pepsi @SuperBowl will the seats at the game have a pillow and blan...
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Will Left Shark Join Coldplay At Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show?

12/5/2015 1:15am EST
Coldplay Gets Super Bowl 50 Gig: Left Shark Returning For 'Golde
Rumors about who will headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show came to an end this week when the NFL announced that the British rock band Coldplay will entertain fans during halftime at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016.

According to the NFL, other musical acts will be joining Coldplay during the Super Bowl's 50th halftime show. On the rumored list are halftime acts from the past including Beyonce (2013) and Bruno Mars who performed alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

Hey, what about Left Shark?

Like Coldplay is ever going to g...
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New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

12/1/2015 8:00am EST
Coldplay Leads New Albums To Check Out This Week
Last week (November 27) was a quiet week for new releases thanks to two factors: (1) the thanksgiving holiday and (2) Adele’s second week following a gargantuan, historic first week of sales. This week is more in line with the stacked fourth quarter, particularly during the holiday season. The new releases are top heavy, with alt-rock band Coldplay leading the way. Here are five new releases to check out this week.

1) Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone)

Alternative rock band Coldplay returns with its seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. A Head Full of Dreams follows Col...
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10 Great Face Songs

11/15/2015 1:30pm EST
Face The Music: 10 Great Face Songs
Over the years, it’s amazing how many songs that have been written and became hits that share commonly used words in within their titles. Love may be oversaturated and cliché, but doesn’t society relate and embrace such songs featuring the word and central theme? Think of the colors and how many times they’ve fueled music’s flavor of the month/year throughout history. As simple as a commonly used word may be, it can be the catalyst for truly great music. In the case of this list, here are 10 great face songs. Why? – because all of the songs use the word face within their title. See, it’s as...
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Great Albums The Did Not Win Album Of The Year

10/24/2015 11:00am EDT
Best Albums Since 2000 That Didn’t Win Album Of The Year
Who doesn’t want their achievements honored with an award? Winning an award whether you’re an actor, author, musician, or otherwise is considered an honor – high praise and recognition for the respective art. For a musician, nothing is more prestigious than winning a Grammy, with the most coveted Grammy being for album of the year. Just to be nominated is an honor, but to win the award is much sweeter.

Unfortunately, only a select few have won the Grammy for album of the year – it’s more of a rarity than a surefire thing. Arguably, the 00s and 10s have delivered some oddball choices when i...
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What Does Chris Martin Do After A Break Up?

7/2/2015 3:17pm EDT
Chris Martin Played A Surprise Show In A Tiny Bar In India
Chris Martin surprised patrons at a bar in India on Wednesday night by performing an acoustic set for the crowd.

The Coldplay star played hits such as "Viva La Vida," "Fix It" and "Paradise" at the Summer House in New Delhi for revellers, which included actress Freida Pinto ("Slumdog Millionaire.")

Indian musician Vishal Dadlani was with the British rocker that night and posted images from the show on social media.

He captioned one image on Instagram: "What can I say, really? Tonight was BIG. On stage with Chris Martin singing to a stunned Delhi crowd. They lost their shiz! :)"

What c...
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Happy Birthday!

3/2/2015 7:00am EST
Chris Martin
Happy Birthday to:

Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977)

Actress Nathalie Emmanuel (1989)

Actor Robert Iler (1985)

NFL football player Reggie Bush (1985)

NFL football 'playa' Ben Roethlisberger (1982)

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard (1981)

Actress Heather McComb (1977)

Model Amber Smith (1971)

Actor Daniel Craig (1968)

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962)

SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952)

Singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983)

Actress Gates McFadden (1949)

Singer Eddie Money (1949)

Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948)

Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942)

Actor Dan Stevens (1934)

Cuban ...
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NFL To Charge Halftime Acts To Perform?

8/20/2014 5:21pm EDT
Halftime Show
Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna have all reportedly been approached by the National Football League to possibly perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015. But there's a catch.

The NFL, according to the Wall Street Journal, wants this year's performers to pay to put on their act for millions of TV viewers around the globe.

The league, which only gets a measly $4 million for 30 seconds of ad time during the big game, thinks artists should have to give them a cut of their post-performance profits from touring and boosted album sales following the performance.

The Journal r...
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Mariah Carey’s 'The Elusive Chanteuse' Expected To Underperform

5/29/2014 11:30am EDT
Me. I Am Mariah
Unstoppable Ghost Stories…

As much as I hate to say it (and I do) Mariah Carey’s fortunes with latest LP Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse are looking grim… DUN, DUN, DUN! Billboard.com has already practically “signed, sealed, delivered” another chart-topping week for Coldplay, even if the erosion is near the 80% mark. Coldplay sold 383,000 copies this week to easily top the Billboard 200 Albums Charts, meaning even a sub-100K selling week in its sophomore frame is likely to keep it in that number one spot.

Mimi’s Misfortunes…

So how many copies is Carey’s first album in five y...
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Review: Coldplay, 'Ghost Stories'

5/20/2014 10:37am EDT
Coldplay, 'Ghost Stories'
On sixth album Ghost Stories, Coldplay opt for subtlety, mysteriousness, and restraint.

“I’m kind of a big deal.” That quote perfectly describes any album released by British alt-rock band Coldplay. Anytime the collective releases a new single or new album, you just know it is going to be huge news. Perhaps the only news that is on the same level as the quartet’s newest LP Ghost Stories is that of the separation between front man Chris Martin and his A-list actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow. What’s the connection between new album and breakup – well, Ghost Stories is all about a four-letter wor...
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Chris Martin Dedicates Coldplay Tune To Grieving Mick Jagger

5/7/2014 4:16pm EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay singer Chris Martin paid tribut to mourning Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, whose longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott died in her Manhattan apartment in March.

The newly single star dedicated the band's hit single "Fix You" to Jagger during the band's show at the Beacon Theater in New York City Monday night, telling the crow, "It's for Mick Jagger."

Scott was found hanging by a scarf on March 17. Her death has officially been ruled a suicide.

The group also played new single "Magic" during the show. The song includes the line, "No I don't want anybody else than you," and after...
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Chris Martin Breaks Silence On 'Conscious Uncoupling' From Gwyneth Paltrow – And His Favorite Boy Band

4/28/2014 4:07pm EDT
Chris Martin
Chris Martin says his marriage hasn't gone through a "breakdown," but instead a "realization."

The Coldplay singer has talked about his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow for the first time in an interview with BBC's Radio 1.

He told interviewer Zane Lowe, "I wouldn't use the word breakdown, this was more a realisation about trying to grow up.

"If you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside.

"You can be with someone wonderful, but because of your issues you can't let that be celebrated in the right way."

Martin also said his upcoming Coldplay album, Ghos...
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'The Voice' Changes Format Again: What Does It Mean?

3/19/2014 12:05pm EDT
'The Voice' Changes Format Again: What Does It Mean?
On Tuesday, NBC announced a handful of changes to The Voice, confirmed the return of the hotly contested Twitter save, and revealed that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will join the show as another guest mentor. As the network once again shakes up its biggest hit, we're here to give you the breakdown of each change and what impact it may have on Season 6.

1. Chris Martin will be the "key advisor" for the next phase of competition.

The Coldplay singer's (pictured above) addition follows the appointment of OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who was named the show's in-house songwriter and producer ...
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Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' Review: Uninteresting And Too Long Are A Few Words To Describe

10/29/2013 9:15pm EDT
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Words are hard. They’re hard to come up with to start this review off. Halfway through listening to the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, I found myself wishing I hadn’t set out to do a review on it. It’s not as if I needed to, I just like to keep busy and keep up with new music. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to say, how to sum up how I feel about the album overall. I’ve thrown out a few tweets about it, but even 140 characters is hard to limit myself. This is a super self-indulgent, bloated, boring, pointless, wandering album. I could probably go grab a thesaurus and fin...
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Coldplay Song To Be Featured In 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

8/9/2013 11:30am EDT
The Hunger Games Catching Fire
Coldplay has created an original song for the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The tune, titled "Atlas," will drop Aug. 26, nearly three months before the film's release, Lionsgate announced in a press release.

It will be the first time the British band has contributed an original song to a film soundtrack.

The soundtrack from the 2012 film, "Songs From District 12 and Beyond," was a big hit. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 and featured artists such as Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift and Kid Cudi.

In the upcoming film, Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen, co-cha...
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Celebrity Birthdays - March 2, 2013

3/2/2013 3:00am EST
Chris Martin
Happy Birthday to:

Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977)

Actress Nathalie Emmanuel (1989)

Actor Robert Iler (1985)

NFL football player Reggie Bush (1985)

NFL football 'playa' Ben Roethlisberger (1982)

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard (1981)

Actress Heather McComb (1977)

Model Amber Smith (1971)

Actor Daniel Craig (1968)

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962)

SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952)

Singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983)

Actress Gates McFadden (1949)

Singer Eddie Money (1949)

Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948)

Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942)

Actor Dan Stevens (1934)

Cuban ...
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BRIT Awards Winners & Fashion: Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Taylor Swift & More!

2/21/2013 8:37am EST
Taylor Swift
London was popping on Wednesday night as singers turned out for the annual BRIT Awards. Rock group Muse kicked off the show with a pyrotechnic-packed performance of their anthem "Supremacy."

Scottish singer Emeli Sande scooped up two prizes: "British Female Solo Artist" and "British Album" for "Our Version Of Events." The singer told the crowd after accepting her first trophy from presenter Taylor Swift: "Wow this feels amazing. This is incredible." She later called herself "a very unlikely pop star."

Singer-songwriter Ben Howard also won two awards: "British Breakthrough Act" and "Britis...
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Coldplay Artwork To Be Sold For Charity

10/16/2012 12:29pm EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay are raising funds for vulnerable children by selling off a graffiti-covered wall which featured on the sleeve of their latest album Mylo Xyloto.

The Viva la Vida hit-makers collaborated with street artist Paris to make the artwork, which will be exhibited at Proud Galleries in London next month in aid of Kids Company, a charity which helps at-risk children in the U.K. capital.

The show will feature three original paintings on canvas by Coldplay and Paris, as well as the original graffiti wall that became the album artwork.

A second wall painted by Paris and children from Kids ...
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Coldplay Re-Evaluating Flashing Concert Wristbands

5/25/2012 7:27pm EDT
Coldplay
British rockers Coldplay are reconsidering the use of flashing wristbands at their concerts as the gimmick is proving too expensive.

The electronic bracelets are worn by gig revelers and light up in time with the music, filling venues with color as the band plays. The group debuted the effect in Madrid last Octoberand have since handed out up to 40,000 bands per concert.

Frontman Chris Martin now admits the group is having to rethink the spectacular feature as the wristbands are too pricey.

Martin tells Britain's The Sun, "Most of the money we're earning on the tour is put into the wr...
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