British rock band formed in London in 1996, Coldplay teamed up with a seven-member South Korean boy band that began formation in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment, BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys on a new song titled “My Universe” off there upcoming album “Music of the Spheres.”
Music of the Spheres will be Coldplay ninth album project. The Max Martin–produced LP is due out October 15 via Atlantic. The tracklist features multiple song titles that are just emoji, including “✨,” “❤️,” “🌎,” and “♾.” (The opening track is the emoji for the ringed planet, which does not render properly on this website.)
Coldplay is composed of vocalist, rhythm guitarist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish before finally changing their name to Coldplay. Their creative director and former manager Phil Harvey is considered the fifth member of the band. After changing their name to Coldplay, the band recorded and released two EPs, Safety in 1998 and The Blue Room in 1999, the latter was their first release under a major record label, Parlophone. Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of the song “Yellow” in 2000, followed in the same year by their debut album Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
The band’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was released to critical acclaim. Their next record, X&Y, was the best-selling album worldwide of 2005. While the Brian Eno-produced fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008) was the best-selling album of said year and earned the band three Grammy Awards. In 2011, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which topped the charts in over 34 countries and was the UK’s best-selling rock album of 2011.
Coldplay have since released Ghost Stories (2014), A Head Full of Dreams (2015) and Everyday Life (2019). In 2021, they announced their ninth studio album Music of the Spheres. Coldplay have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. They have won numerous awards throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards, eight MTV Europe Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 35 nominations.