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'American Idol' recap: Coldplay, Mother's Day and the Top 5 revealed!

NEW YORK -- The top 7 on America Idol performed music from the Coldplay songbook and a dedication song for Mother's Day as they competed live coast-to-coast for a spot in the top 5. The two-hour episode featured Coldplay singer Chris Martin serving as a mentor to the 7 contestants....
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Watch Coldplay Perform “Higher Power” On American Idol’s Coldplay-Themed Episode

Just a few days ago, Coldplay unveiled their new single “Higher Power” by playing it for an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Tonight the band was the focal point of a special Coldplay/Mother’s Day-themed episode of American Idol in which the remaining seven contestants of the revived singing competition perform both a Coldplay tune and a song that reminds them of their mothers. The Coldplay songs picked include “Fix You,” “Yellow,” “Violet Hill,” “In My Place,” “Paradise,” “Everglow,” and “Magic.”
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Coldplay's Chris Martin says lockdown made him confront his ego

Coldplay's Chris Martin says that the pandemic has forced him to reassess his relationship with fame. "Last year was a quite an eye opener," he told BBC Radio 2. "I was like, 'Who am I without Wembley Stadium saying, 'you're awesome'?" "I'm trying in my life right now to not...
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Listen to Coldplay’s New Song “Higher Power”

Coldplay have shared their new single titled “Higher Power.” Max Martin produced the track, which the band are premiering via an extraterrestrial transmission (complete with dancing alien holograms) from the International Space Station. The band will also link up virtually with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the ISS. Check it out below.

First Stream: New Music From Coldplay, J. Cole, P!nk and More

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond. This week, Coldplay are floating in space with “Higher Power,” J. Cole primes his fan...

On bright new song ‘Higher Power’, Coldplay reach for the stars like never before

Coldplay have never stopped reaching for the stars, and will seemingly not rest until they can find out what it feels like to actually be up there. Their determination to grow taller and move faster has been broadcast across increasingly shiny productions over the last few years, with some glittering collaborators: the late, great Avicii co-produced 2014’s mammoth single ‘A Sky Full of Stars’; Beyoncé, Annabelle Wallis and Merry Clayton provided backing vocals on 2015’s hopeful album closer ‘Up & Up’; and late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson is credited as a co-writer on the bittersweet 2019 track ‘Champion of the World’, singing about “flying on my bicycle / heading upwards from the Earth.”

Coldplay share preview of new song, ‘Higher Power’, on TikTok

Coldplay have today (May 3) shared a preview of their new song ‘Higher Power’ exclusively on TikTok – you can listen to it below. The clip of the song, which is released this Friday (May 7), will be available for 24-hours only. TikTok users can listen to the clip and add it in their own video creations before anyone else.

Coldplay to premiere ‘Higher Power’ with link-up to International Space Station

Coldplay will premiere their new single ‘Higher Power’ with a special link-up to the International Space Station. Due to arrive on May 7, the Max Martin-produced song was first teased last week via a cryptic ‘Alien Radio’ video and website. A snippet of the track later appeared on TikTok for a 24-hour period, beginning Monday (May 3).

Coldplay announced as opening act for 2021 BRIT Awards

Coldplay have been announced as the opening act for the 2021 BRIT Awards, which will take place next week. The band will perform on a pontoon on the Thames near the O2 Arena for the ceremony, which takes place on May 11. The performance will follow Coldplay’s new single ‘Higher Power’ which arrives this Friday (May 7). The single will be given its live debut on American Idol this weekend.

Fans Are BEYOND Excited for New Coldplay Music

Back on April 18th, Coldplay released a cryptic message to its fans on the vague website alluring to a new project in the works. As cryptic and vague as the message and platform might be - yep you guessed it - the fans cracked the code. Confirmed by Coldplay...

‘American Idol’ Reveals Song Choices For Coldplay, Mother’s Day Night

On Sunday, May 9, the “American Idol” top seven will sing Coldplay hits, and Mother’s Day-inspired tunes during the two-hour live episode. This week’s mentor is Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, who will help the remaining contestants each prepare two songs in hopes of earning America’s vote Sunday night. Season 19’s...