Founder of the pop rock band Coldplay, which reached success with the album Parachutes and won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "Clocks." He has also worked as a soloist, collaborating with artists like Rihanna.
His first performance with the band The Rocking Honkies received boos from the crowd. Coldplay was named Pectoralz, then Starfish, before another band let Martin and his bandmates have the name Coldplay.
Coldplay released the acclaimed albums X&Y, A Rush of Blood to the Head, and Viva la Vida.
He married Gwyneth Paltrow on December 5, 2003 and they had a daughter named Apple and a son named Moses together. In March 2014, the couple announced that they were separating. He then dated Hunger Games Actress Jennifer Lawrence for about five months. He began dating Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson at the end of 2017.
He performed R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming" with frontman Michael Stipe on the Austin City Limits TV show.