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Chris Martin

Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the British rock band Coldplay. Born in Whitestone, near Exeter in Devon, Martin went to University College London where he formed a rock band with Jonny Buckland in 1996 called Pectoralz, which was eventually renamed Coldplay in 1998.

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Chris mobbed by fans xD

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Chris Martin has perhaps the most beautiful speaking and singing voice I've ever heard. Yes, of course he has the English accent we Americans so enjoy, but there's just a genuine and sly quality in what he says and how he says it. His singing range is wide, from falsetto to slightly deep (yes, that wasn't musically precise, I'm just not going to go through every song and measure the scale position of the note). His singing style is varied. In songs like "42" and "God Put A Smile On Your Face" his phrasing is quick and there is a rock quality. In songs like "Amsterdam" "The Scientist," "X&Y," and "Low" there is an ethereal quality. In songs like "Yellow" and "Viva La Vida," his voice is sunny, positive, and bright. There are of course rhythm guitar-heavy songs that showcase his lower notes, like "Swallowed By the Sea." You'd be pressed to find a song in which he doesn't employ falsetto.

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This is the Letterman version of "In My Place" (from Coldplay's Vevo page). The concert version, which you can find on Youtube, really showcases Chris Martin's energy, spirit, and passion for the music. This was the opening number in the show I saw in NYC on New Year's Eve 2012-2013 and the effects of his jumps and the confetti were amazing. Check it out.

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A picture from the Mylo Xyloto tour. I was there on New Year's Ever 2013, and it was an extremely well-done show. Darn tootin' good. Courtesy of

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Another humble quote by Chris Martin, from tumblr.

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Pensively frightened Chris Martin picture from

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Video featuring Chris Martin's speech and thoughts about the unfairness of rice trading in Ghana.

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Chris Martin's headshot promoting the Keep Trade Fair campaign.

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Chris Martin's magazine covers.

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Why Coldplay and Justin Bieber will never collaborate.

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