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Chris Martin
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Background information
Birth name Christopher Anthony John Martin
Born 2 March 1977 (1977-03-02) (age 43)
Exeter, Devon, England
Genres Alternative rock, art rock, post-Britpop
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Instruments vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, organ, harmonica, mandolin, trumpet, clarinet, glockenspiel, percussion
Years active 1996–present
Labels Parlophone, Capitol
Associated acts Coldplay

Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer and pianist for the band Coldplay. He also plays the guitar. He was born in Exeter, Devon, England on 2 March 1977. He married Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003. They have two children, a daughter, Apple (born 2004) and a son, Moses (born 2006). The couple separated in 2014.

His band members are called Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer). They met while studying at University College London. In January 1998, they formed the rock band Coldplay. They were influenced by the Scottish rock band Travis. U2 was another important influence on Martin both musically and politically.

Martin does not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. PETA said he was the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005.

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