Chris Martin is one of the most successful musicians of our time, whose annual income is estimated at $121 million. He is the owner of many awards, including seven Grammy awards. The blue-eyed blond, 186 cm tall, is popular with women and is a fan of Arsenal. We will tell you more about his life.
Chris Martin: biography of a musician
Christopher Anthony John Martin (Chris Martin) was born on the same day as John Bon Jovi with a difference of 15 years. March 2, 2019 Chris turned 42 years old.
The future soloist of "Coldplay" was the eldest of five children in the family of accountant Anthony and music teacher Alison. Until 1999, his father owned the company Martins of Exeter, which sold trailers and caravans. The company was founded in 1929 by Chris ' grandfather — John Martin.
Chris's paternal uncle is a well-known conservative politician David Martin, a member of Parliament in 1987-1997. Therefore, in adulthood, Chris began to support the Conservative party.
Chris was born in Exeter, Devonshire. He was fond of music since childhood. Already in 11 years with a school friend James Chris created the first group The Rocking Honkies. In the future, wherever the musician studied, he found like-minded people who will become part of his team. So, a future Manager of Coldplay Phil Harvey Chris met in Chemburskoe school, Dorset, where he received a secondary education.
At University College London, where the musician studied ancient history, he met guy Berryman, will Champion, johnny Buckland. Together they created a group Pectorals, which eventually began to act under the name Starfish. Later, the friends renamed the group Coldplay.
Chris's youth passed in search of his own musical style. In 2000, the band released their first album Parashutes, which became multiplatinum in several countries: Britain, USA and Australia. Two years later, he received a Grammy as the best alternative album. Chris was 25 years old at the time of receiving the main music award of the world.
The band's second album was also marked with a Grammy. In 2005 he released his third album, which has long been No. 1 in the UK charts and the American Billboard 100. The group has released seven albums that have gone platinum, has made seven concert tours in support of albums released.
Coldplay group during its existence has received 107 music awards, among which, in addition to "Grammy", such prestigious awards as Brit Awards - 9 and Billboard Music Awards - 6.
In addition to participating in the group, Chris since 2002 develops a solo career, trying himself in various musical genres. So, he tried his hand at hip-hop, recording joint compositions with Jaz-Z and Kanye West.
The musician plays guitar and piano. Composes soundtracks and songs for other artists. So, he wrote a song Til Kingdom Come, which was to perform together with the legendary musician johnny Cash. Unfortunately, the singer passed away, and Chris brought his idea to life.
According to IMDb, Chris is the author of the soundtracks for 234 films and TV shows. He wrote music for such popular series as "the Soprano Clan" (2002), "Buffy the vampire Slayer" (2002) and "Her name was Nikita" (2001). For the music for the film "the Hunger games: And the flames" (2013), he received a nomination for "Golden globe". As a cameo, viewers could see Martin in the series "Extras" (2006) and "American family" (2017).
In 2016, Chris became involved in a political scandal. After his speech in Mumbai, Navast Malik — the leader of the Indian national Congress — accused the musician of disrespect for national symbols. During the concert, the Indian flag was sticking out of the back pocket of Martin's pants.
The last tour of Head Full of Dreams (2016-2017) covered 122 countries and lasted 594 days. It was visited by 5.39 million people, and a profit of $523 million In 2018, Coldplay musicians announced the termination of concert activity until 2021.
In addition to his musical career, Martin is actively engaged in social activities. Since 2002, he has been involved in The make Trade Fair campaign, which aims to eliminate dumping, high tariffs and unfair pay for women's work. As part of the campaign, he visited Ghana and Haiti with concerts.
The musician criticized George Bush for the war waged in Iraq. In 2004, during a speech at the Grammy award ceremony, he supported John Kerry as a presidential candidate. In 2008, Chris was a supporter of Barack Obama. In 2016, he participated in the campaign against Brexit.
In 2012, he participated in a charity concert to raise funds for the victims of hurricane sandy, and in 2014 in the campaign to raise funds to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa Band Aid 30.
Since 2015, Chris has curated the Global Citizen Festival, a movement that aims to fight poverty. From 2016 it supports The Innocence Project — an organization dedicated to helping innocent convicts, paying for the DNA tests and the development of the justice reform.
Chris Martin: personal life
The only legitimate spouse musician — Gwyneth Paltrow. She met Chris Martin at a Coldplay concert. In December 2003, the lovers got married. Officially, the ceremony did not tell anyone, inviting only the closest friends.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were married for 11 years. They have two children — daughter Apple, which was born later year after wedding, and son Moses, born in 2006.
Chris Martin is a rocker who is indifferent to drugs and alcohol. But during his marriage, he was credited with novels with at least seven women: singers Nellie Furtado and Katy Perry, actress Kate Hudson and a number of other stars of show business. Every time after the appearance of a photo of Chris with any of the stars, his officials stated that their relationship is extremely friendly.
In 2014, it became known about the divorce of Martin and Paltrow. Later, the musician said that took hard parting. Group Manager Phil Harvey told reporters that every day he had to check whether Chris was okay, whether he had done anything with himself.
Gwyneth Paltrow made a statement that her husband parted peacefully to protect ten-year-old Apple and eight-year-old Moses from the consequences of divorce. The couple agreed on the joint education of children. In 2016, the divorce ended officially.
Gwyneth and Chris are on friendly terms. They were often seen at social events with the new elected.
In 2017, Dakota Johnson appeared in the life of the artist. A new novel was developing rapidly, and familiar talked about the emergency wedding. In September 2018, journalists learned that Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin as a symbol of their boundless love made the same tattoo — a small symbol of infinity. A month later, there was information that Dakota was pregnant.
In April 2019, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson were spotted in Malibu. The couple looked happy. Sources close to the stars claimed that they were head over heels in love and the engagement is not far off.
In the summer of 2019, the media flew around the information that the couple stopped the relationship. Officially, the reasons for such a decision were not reported. Fans can only guess why the couple, who looked absolutely happy in the spring, so abruptly broke off the relationship.
Chris Martin is a popular singer who successfully combines his work in the band with his solo career and social activities. He is rich and single, which makes him attractive in the eyes of many fans.