Artist of the Week: Coldplay
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Having distinct style of writing songs that can sound cheerful and depressing at the same time, the band has sold more than 100 million copies throughout the world.

AceShowbiz - It's no brainer that Coldplay has set the bar when it comes to what a contemporary pop band can achieve in this era. Having distinct style of writing songs that can sound cheerful and depressing at the same time, the band has sold more than 100 million copies throughout the world and is greatly loved by music critics, who often give positive reviews to any music the release.

Their new album, "Everyday Life", is no exception, receiving generally favorable reviews. Praising the band for their success in delivering different musical genres, Neil McCormick of the Daily Telegraph highlighted Chris Martin's "golden gift for melody, almost simplistically direct lyrics and emotive crooning." On the other hand, Charlotte Krol claimed that the album is "proof that Coldplay are more adventurous than they're often given credit for."

In the music charts itself, "Everyday Life" had a satisfying performance. It debuted atop the U.K. Albums chart and marked Coldplay's eighth No. 1 album in the country in addition to becoming the third fastest-selling album of the year. Meanwhile, in the United States, it launched at No. 7 on Billboard 200.

With the album claiming both commercial and critical success, it's only natural that singles off the record got similar result. Its lead single, "Orphans", topped Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart, Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay chart.

Talking about the song during their performance on "Saturday Night Live", Chris shared its empowering message, "This song is about, you see all these pictures of young people like you and a bit older people like us, having to leave their countries and everyone calls them refugees or migrants rather than just people. So we were thinking about, this could be any of us who is in these camps or at the border or whatever. And that's what this song's about, it's like people like us saying, 'I just want to go home and be normal.' "

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