The first song on The Unforgettable Fire, "A Sort of Homecoming", I know backward and forward—it's so rousing, brilliant, and beautiful.
It's one of the first songs I played to my unborn baby." Martin also comments on Bono's effect on his own charity and political involvement he is even known to joke with friends referring to himself as "Crono".
The song, "Something Just Like This", was released on 22 February 2017, and has reached number 1 peak on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In April 2017, English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa announced that she had written a song with Martin called "Homesick".
His father, Anthony Martin, is a retired accountant, and his mother, Alison Martin, is a music teacher.
His family's business was Martins of Exeter until sold by his father in 1999.
He also sang a part of the vocals for the Band Aid 20 single, "Do They Know It's Christmas? In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things (Come to an End)", for her 2006 album, Loose.
The two were once rumoured to be a couple, after they both performed at Glastonbury in 2002.
They were joined by Guy Berryman as their bass player and Will Champion, as their drummer.Their song Yellow from Parachutes instantly entered the charts at Number 4, the hit carried Coldplay to their aforementioned fame.To date, they have released seven studio albums in total including Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto, Ghost Stories, and A Head Full of Dreams.Their first collaboration is officially named "Heaven".Martin wrote the lyrics, Avicii did the production, and Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost was the vocalist.