This British quartet have established themselves as one of the greatest rock bands of our time. The groups fusion of Britpop and anthemic rock has made them favourites worldwide.

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  • Best UK & Ireland Act

  • Best Rock

  • Best Video 'Up&Up'

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Fun Facts

From: London, UK

Members: Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland. Guy Berryman, Will Champion

Debut: ‘Parachutes’ (2000)

Big Break: ’Yellow’ (2000)

Awesome Accolades: 6 VMAs and 7 Grammys

EMA Nominations: Best Album/Best Group/Best Rock 2002, Best Album/Best Group/Best Rock 2005, Act of 2008, Most Addictive Track/Album of the Year 2008, Best World Stage 2009, Best UK Act/Best Rock/Best Live Performance 2011, Best Rock 2012, Best Rock 2014

EMA Wins: Best UK & Ireland Act 2002, Best Group 2003, Best Song/Best UK & Ireland Act 2005, Best Rock 2015

EMA Performances: ‘In My Place’ (2002), ‘Talk’ (2005), ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ (2011)

EMA Appearances: In a 2005 bit, frontman Chris Martin bickered with EMA host Borat (a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen) over an alleged trousers theft.

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