Christopher Anthony John Martin or simply Chris Martin is an English born musician, songwriter, and singer. Chris is best known for being the co-founder and lead singer of Coldplay, the British rock band. He was named the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian by PETA in 2005.
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Chris Martin was born and grew up in Whitestone in the Devon section of England to Anthony Martin and Alison Martin. Born on March 2nd in 1977, Chris is the oldest of five siblings. His father served as an accountant and his mother, a music teacher.
His affection in music was seen at a very early age during his preparatory education. That’s why he was shifted to Sherborne School in Dorset to pursue his music classes. There, he met Phil Harvey, the current Coldplay manager.
Chris completed his higher education from University College London (UCL), where he met his Coldplay band-mates Johnny Buckland and Will Champion.
Chris married the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow on December 5, 2003. They met in a band show in 2002. The couple was blessed with two children.
After spending ten years together, both decided to break their relationship in March 2014. They finally divorced in 2016.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 2 March 1977, Chris Martin is 43 years old as of today’s date 4th February 2021. His height is 1.86 m. tall, and weight is 80 kg.
Chris kicked off his professional music career during his graduation. At UCL, he met Johnny Buckland and decided to start a band. Chris was the lead singer, and Johnny was the guitarist. Soon, they add Guy Berryman as the bass player and Will Champion as the drummer in their band. Together they created the rock band Pectoralz (Coldplay) in 1996.
Their debut album Parachutes came in 2000. The album got success all over the world, and the song Yellow from Parachutes hit the charts at Number 4.
His first solo work came in 2004 in Embrace’s Gravity. In 2006, he collaborated with rapper Jay-Z in the album Kingdom Come. Over the course, he has collaborated with many bands like The Chainsmokers (2016) and DJ Avicii (2015).
In a personal interview, Chris revealed that the idea of his band Coldplay was influenced by Scottish rock band Travis and English rock band Radiohead.
Chris has also worked in numerous films in his career. In the film, Shaun of the Dead, Chris, and his band-mate Johnny had made a cameo appearance as the supporters of ZombAid.
In 2006, Chris made a theme song supporting British conservative party leader David Cameron. The song was entitled “Talk to David.”
Awards & Achievement
Chris is one of the most high profile musicians in the UK. His band Coldplay is the World’s Best-Selling Music Band, having sold over 90 million records worldwide. Chris got his first Grammy Award nomination in 2000 for his song Yellow from the album Parachutes. He later won the award in the best rock song category. Chris has also won two more Grammy Awards for A Rush of Blood to the Head and Viva la Vida. He was also honored with the Brit Award.
In 2017, Debrett named him as one of the most influential people in the UK.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Martin in 2021
As of February 2021, Chris Martin’s net worth figure has been estimated to be $140 million. Most of his fortune came from the earnings through his musical career. A little chunk of his fortune is also benefited from his endorsement deals and investments.
Having dozens of awards and achievements in his pocket, Chris is one of the most acclaimed musicians in the United Kingdom. His band Coldplay has also been magnificent in recent years. He is truly a music legend and promises us to keep entertaining with his upcoming albums.