The popular British band was formed in 1996 by pianist/lead vocalist Chris Martin and guitarist John Buckland. They named themselves Coldplay in 1998, and after releasing a series of EPs and singles, they had their first hit with "Yellow" in 2000. Success soon followed as they received critical acclaim and significant international attention. They have received 62 awards, including NME's Album of the year and seven Grammys. Unabashedly meditative and romantic, their style is described by Martin as "limestone rock," rather than "hard rock." Their 2016 tour is "Headful of Dreams," which grossed $137.2 million in only the first half of its scheduled dates.