Chris Invites Gwyneth to Awards
January 09, 2003 1:03 AM
Coldplay front-man Chris Martin has reserved a seat for his superstar girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow at a British music industry awards ceremony, just days after she asked him to join her at this year's glitzy Oscar ceremony.
The Clocks singer has invited Gwyneth to the often boisterous NME Carling Music Awards in London next month.
What's more, the dashing singer contacted event organizers directly to ensure the American star is seated next to him.
Coldplay are up for 16 of the 21 NME awards and it seems the Hollywood beauty is keen for her man to win them all, inundating the music paper with votes.
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Might We See Chris at the Oscars?
January 07, 2003 12:28 AM
Shakespeare in Love Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has decided to book a date early for this year's ceremony - and has already asked boyfriend Chris Martin.
The couple, who have enjoyed a romantic Christmas break together, have yet to go public with their blossoming romance and it seems the most prestigious event of the year could be the place to do it.
However, accepting his beautiful girlfriend's invitation will be a big sacrifice for the Coldplay frontman as he prefers to keep out of the public eye.
A source says, "It's not the sort of thing that Chris would usually go to. He normally shuns the limelight but he is seriously considering going just to be with Gwyneth."
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January 05, 2003 10:00 PM
In an article over at TheStar.com called "Guessing the Grammy contenders," Coldplay's 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' is named as a possible nominee. The article names Bruce Springsteen and Eminem as the two top heavyweight contenders, though. Only time will tell...
BBC News is reporting that the album recently jumped four spots to #5 on the UK album sales chart this past week. I'm surprised to see this (well, sort of) given that it's now been about five months since the album's release. Good to see it is still going strong over in the UK!
And finally, there is a terrible article over at SceneMagazine.com that apparently didn't get sent through the spellcheck before publication. If you ever wanted to read an article (which mentions Coldplay) written by someone who obviously smoked crack just moments before...check it out! More soon...
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Billboard's Critics' Choice and Football
January 05, 2003 1:07 AM
Apparently Coldplay received the honor of having their last release, 'A Rush of Blood to the Head,' named Billboard's Critics' Choice for 2002. In an article at Billboard.com, they give a run down of some of the album's competition:
Coldplay's album narrowly edged out Queens Of The Stone Age's Interscope set "Songs for the Deaf," which is No. 2 on the list. The top-5 is rounded out by Wilco's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (Nonesuch), Norah Jones's "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note), and Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia).
In unrelated news, you might have heard a bit of 'In My Place' tonight if you caught the Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons football game tonight. They played the opening riff during a pause in game play during the 4th quarter.
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It Feels Good to Give
January 04, 2003 9:45 PM
Coldplay are planning to donate a tenth of everything they earn to charity, according to reports.
The band have set up a bank account to store ten per cent of all royalties from record sales, merchandise and concert receipts.
It will be shared out to charities chosen by the band, which is fronted by Chris Martin.
#Music experts estimate Coldplay earned #5million in 2002 alone - raising 500,000 for needy causes.
And later this month the band begin a lucrative American tour.
Chris is a supporter of Oxfam's Fair Trade cause, which campaigns to end the exploitation of Third World businesses by big-money Western firms.
He headlined a fund-raising gig for the charity in October, along with Ms Dynamite, reports The Sun.
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