Quick facts
Birth date 2 Mar, 1977
Age 42 yrs
Occupations Musician
Record producer
Citizenship United Kingdom
Birth place Exeter
Education University College London
Sherborne School
Gender Male
Description English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist, co-founder of Coldplay
Spouse Gwyneth Paltrow[2003-2016]

Chris Martin is known as an English musician. He is most famous for being the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band, Coldplay. He also had a famous previous marriage with popular film actress, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Fame Background

Chris Martin was born on March 2, 1977, in Exeter, Devon, England. He was born as the oldest of five children to an instructor and a bookkeeper. His interests in music were developed at a youthful age and he formed his first band, The Rocking Honkies, while he was going to the prep Exeter Cathedral School.

He went to University College London where he graduated with a degree in Ancient World Studies. During college, he met Will Champion, Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland. Those classmates would change his life as they would eventually become members of his band, Coldplay.


With Chris Martin as lead singer, guitarist and piano player, Coldplay's famous debut album, Parachutes, sold 5 million copies and won a Grammy. The album was a great achievement, peaking at No. 1 on the U.K. charts and entering the US charts with hits like "Yellow," "Inconvenience" and "Don't Panic." The album eventually progressed toward becoming ensured seven-time platinum. It got the Best British Album Award at the 2001 Brit Awards and won the 2001 Grammy Award for best rock album. They created a new sound that would go on to be copied by many new bands.

Personal Life Relationships

During a performance in 2002, Martin met actress Gwyneth Paltrow back stage. The couple fell deeply in love and married a year later in December 2003. The couple had two children together, a little girl named Apple Blythe Alison Martin and a boy named Moses Bruce Anthony Martin.

When they got divorced in March of 2014, Paltrow issued a statement on her official website, “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate


Besides his fame from music, Martin additionally has a solid interest in social causes. He crusaded for fair trade in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He also added to Band Aid 20 to help Sudanese evacuees in Darfur.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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