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 rock band Coldplay. Born in 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.