Chris Martin is co-founder of the English rock band Coldplay, which has been keeping rock music lovers happy for over two decades. He was born Christopher Anthony John Martin on 2 March 1977 in Whitestone, a small village in Devon, as Christopher Anthony John Martin. His love and passion for music were nurtured at Exeter Cathedral School. Chris later attended Sherborne School, Dorset, and University College London, where he co-founded the rock band Coldplay with Jonny Buckland.
The band was called Pectoralz when it was formed in 1996, later the nickname was changed to Starfish, and finally, in 1998, it was renamed Coldplay, a name it still carries today. Soon after the renaming, the band released their first three EPs.
After the EPs, their first band single “Yellow” was released, which brought them worldwide recognition and earned them their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song. The band has won several awards and gained great recognition for its work. To date, the band has sold over one hundred million records worldwide and won over one hundred awards, including Grammys, MTV Awards (both music video and Euro music awards), and Brit Awards.
Apart from being the co-founder of the group, Chris Martin is also the lead pianist and vocalist of the band. He is an amazing songwriter who has written some songs for other artists and band groups. For example, Martin is the mastermind behind Embrace’s Gravity and Jamelia’s See It in a Boy’s Eyes (he wrote with producer Rik Simpson).
In 2006 he worked with Jay Z on his comeback album Kingdom Come. While Martin helped the rapper on the song “Beach Chair” with some chords, Coldplay producer Rik Simpson developed the drum beats, which he also performed.
Chris Martin also worked with Kanye West at a concert in 2006, singing the chorus of “Homecoming” from the rapper’s album Graduation. Apart from the above-mentioned artists, the Coldplay singer has also worked with other singers such as Avicii, the Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, and many others. In 2017 Chris made it onto the list of the most influential people in the UK.
Chris Martin’s Net Worth
The frontman of the English band has made a fortune for himself with his career as a songwriter, singer, and record producer. His net worth is 90 million dollars – 69 million pounds in June 2017.
Both Martin and his members are involved in charitable causes. While the band shares 10 percent of its net assets ($475 million) with various charities around the world, Chris donated 10 percent of his total income to 28 different charities in 2017.
His Dating History
The British singer has dated a handful of women. In 2000 he met the Australian singer and songwriter Natalie Imbruglia. In 2002 he started dating the Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The two stayed together for a year before walking down the aisle on December 5, 2003.
While married to Gwyneth, Martin was involved with several other women including Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Jennifer Lawrence (with whom he allegedly dated for a year), and Kylie Minogue.
Chris Martin’s Kids, Girlfriend Or Wife
Martin’s union with Gwyneth Paltrow produced two adorable children: Apple Blythe Alison and Moses Bruce Anthony. Their first child (daughter) Apple was born in London on 14 May 2004 and their second child (son) Moses was born two years later, on 8 April 2006, in New York City.
However, after almost eleven years of marriage, the couple announced in March 2014 that they were living separately. In April 2015 Paltrow filed for divorce, which was consummated in July 2016. Although they are divorced, the two still maintain a mutual relationship.
After Martin and Paltrow announced their conscious separation in 2014, the British singer continued to live his life. In 2015 he met the British actress Annabelle Wallis, who also appeared as a background singer on the Coldplay album A Head Full of Dreams. They must have met at the meeting, but news of their relationship only made headlines after they were seen walking the streets of Paris holding hands.
The relationship broke up in 2017 and the reason for its spillover remains unknown. Chris Martin has also moved on from this point, he has a new girlfriend – Dakota Johnson, who happens to be the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
The Fifty Shades of Grey star and the British singer were first photographed together on a date in a restaurant in L.A. Martin is said to have received permission for a date with her from her father, who described him as a lovable guy.