VIDEO: Coldplay Dedicates New Song 'Houston' to Victims of Hurricane Harvey
During their concert at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium last night, Coldplay performed their new song 'Houston' in honor of those who suffered the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Lead singer Chris Martin explained to the crowd, "because we all grew up loving country music, and of course that's kind of what we think of when we go to Texas. So if you'll bear with us, this is a new song and we'll never play this again." Watch the performance below!
Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "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 and won awards including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, the bestselling album worldwide in 2005, received mostly positive reviews, though some critics felt it was inferior to its predecessor. Their fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. In October 2011, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, followed by their sixth album, Ghost Stories in 2014. In December 2015, the band released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams.
Coldplay have won 62 awards from 209 nominations throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards-winning Best British Group four times-five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 31 nominations. They have sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's bestselling music artists