, Coldplay released their first studio album, Parachutes, on 10 July 2000 in the United Kingdom via their record label, Parlophone.  In a letter sent to fans in October 2019, the band announced their eighth studio album would be a double album titled Everyday Life, despite previously hinting that A Head Full of Dreams would be their final studio album.  The motive of the album is to raise awareness and funds aiming to counter plastic pollution of the ocean.  At the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on 6 September, "Paradise" won the award for Best Rock Video.  Comparisons between Coldplay and U2 became increasingly common. , In Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, the group's style was moving towards art rock, being influenced by Blur, Arcade Fire, and My Bloody Valentine. , The band performed a full set in India for the first time as part of the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai on 19 November 2016. The song received very positive reviews, and the music video features the actor Simon Pegg, a close friend of Chris Martin, who plays a violin-playing Elvis impersonator. On 8 October 2017, Coldplay debuted live their new single "Life Is Beautiful" during their concert at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California.  In an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Martin hinted at the style of the album by saying that the band was trying to make something colourful and uplifting, yet not bombastic. " The band also asks that any gifts intended for them are donated to charity, according to a response on the FAQ section of Coldplay's website. Champion had grown up playing piano, guitar, bass, and tin whistle; he quickly learned the drums (despite having no previous experience). , In June 2016, the band supported Vote Remain in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. The EP features tracks from the Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends sessions and, as well as being available on its own, was issued as a bonus disc with later editions of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website.  In early March 2014, it was announced that the band's sixth album, Ghost Stories, would be released 19 May 2014. : A Day in the Life charity album. , In 2011, Coldplay endorsed the song "Freedom for Palestine" by posting a link to the video.  Coldplay performed two shows with Jay-Z in the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, on 30 December and New Year's Eve, and were set, which ended the Mylo Xyloto Tour. ", "That... Was... EPIC!  In December 2001, the band released a limited-edition CD, Mince Spies, featuring a remix of "Yellow" and the Christmas song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". ", The band wrote more than 20 songs for the album. In October 2011, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which topped the charts in over 34 countries and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011.  The album was the best-selling rock album in the United Kingdom, selling 908,000 copies. The video was based on the story of Mylo Xyloto, a boy who grew up in tyranny ran by Major Minus.  At the 2001 Brit Awards in February, Coldplay earned awards for Best British Group, and Best British Album. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The mixing process on all songs for the album was done by American engineer Michael Brauer in New York.  From 17 and 31 December 2009, Coldplay auctioned a quantity of significant band memorabilia, including their first guitars. , On 25 February 2014, the band unveiled "Midnight", a track from their yet-to-be released album.