Coldplay is an British alternative rock band formed by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland. After they formed Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year.
Coldplay has released five studio albums, five extended plays, twenty-five singles, two live albums, twenty-seven music videos, and one compilation album. They have sold over 50 million records, making them one of the best-selling music artists worldwide.