Coldplay‘s Chris Martin is going to be in some seriously big-time company on Sunday night (March 14) when he performs at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The singer-songwriter activist is among the nearly two dozen acts slated to appear on the telecast, including Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat and Billie Eilish.
Hosted by The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah, the show will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and in the surrounding area, with all performances taking place at the venue, with the winners announced in several other venues.
And while we don’t yet know what Martin will perform on Music’s Biggest Night — which will mark his sixth time rocking the Grammy stage — it’s clear that Coldplay’s music has moved his fellow artists around the globe.
In advance of the performance, here are six killer covers of Coldplay classics.
BTS, “Fix You”
The K-Pop icons busted out a cover of the 2005 track in February 2021 during their MTV Unplugged special. Seated on stools, RM, Jimin, Jin, Suga, Jungkook, V and J-Hope sang the song in English, with Jimin explaining that they chose it because it, “gave us comfort, so we wanted to prepare this cover to comfort you as well.”
Flor, MisterWives, “Yellow”
Back before the COVID-19 pandemic brought all touring and performing to a sudden halt, Flor’s Zach Grace and MisterWives frontwoman Mandy Lee teamed up for a cover of “Yellow” in February 2020 that reimagined the original beach-y 2000 video.
Echosmith, “Fix You”
The sibling trio also took a swing at this clearly beloved track during their April 2020 Billboard Live At-Home concert, with Sydney harmonizing with brother and bassist Noah Sierota in the performance that raised money for MusiCares.
Sam Smith, “Fix You”
In May 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was raging around the globe, Smith plugged in for iHeartRadio’s Living Room Series and explained that during lockdown they fell in love with singing again, often via other people’s music. One of their favorites was “Fix You,” which they explained, “I love this song, and as soon as I heard it I was just reminded again of how much of a classic it is… I’ve never actually seen Chris Martin perform this live, but I really want to, because I’ve fallen in love with this song after singing it.”
Ed Sheeran, “Yellow”
During a March 2017 visit to Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, Sheeran pulled out his acoustic and busted out a series of killer covers, including Coldplay’s breakthrough 2000 hit, which Sheeran said he performed for the first time when Martin joined him on stage at a show in Boston years earlier.
James Bay, “Hymn For the Weekend”
The British singer-songwriter played the 2016 Head Full of Dreams track in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in July 2016, giving it a rocking, bluesy vibe.
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