As one of the U.K.'s greatest exports and possibly the biggest band in the world right now, Coldplay are pretty much guaranteed to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, right? Nothing is confirmed, but the band seemed to hint at a possible Olympic performance in a new interview with ET Canada.
British songbird Rita Ora continues to make a waves for herself here in the United States with her latest single, 'R.I.P.' (featuring Tinie Tempah). It's hard to imagine that three years ago, the 21-year-old singer was plucked out of a London club and had to audition for the Roc Nation honcho Jay-Z.
Coldplay are using this particular video as the backdrop when they perform the Rihanna-assisted song 'Princess of China' in the live setting. So it's like RiRi is there … even when she isn't. These holograms/projections are all the rage in 2012. Thank you, technology! Because of this, the Bajan singer's presence is certainly felt, thanks to the geisha garb she wears, those dagger-like nails and the overall vision of loveliness that she is.
Attention aspiring musicians: If you're interested in opening for Coldplay, it doesn't hurt your chances to have a label boss who's friends with singer Chris Martin -- or to cover one of the band's songs on your debut album. Just ask Frank Ocean and Rita Ora, who were just announced as two of the openers for Coldplay's upcoming European tour.
After the 2012 Oscars came to a close, Jimmy Kimmel continued the festivities with a post-Academy Awards special featuring live performances from British rockers Coldplay. Standing upon an illuminated stage with instruments in hand, Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion had fans screaming and dancing along as they played their new single 'Charlie Brown' and 'Paradise.'
Coldplay have finalized their 2012 North American tour, adding dance-pop singer Robyn as one of their opening acts, in addition to lining up performances on 'Jimmy Kimmel' this weekend following the Oscars and at the Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball one week later in New York City.