Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland Take Over American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest This Weekend, May 8 & 9


LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2021 – Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland will take over American Top 40 this weekend, May 8 and 9. In addition to counting down the Top 40 songs, the multi-platinum recording artists and seven-time Grammy Award winners will discuss the making of their new single “Higher Power,” which will be released May 7.  Martin and Buckland will also preview Coldplay’s May 9 appearance and exclusive worldwide debut performance of “Higher Power” on the Mother’s Day episode of ABC’s American Idol, where the contestants will choose from their catalogue of songs and be mentored by Martin.

Additionally, Martin and Buckland will answer questions from callers and fans tweeting @AmericanTop40 with the hashtag #ColdplayOnAT40. To download a photo of Coldplay, visit:

American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, the number one countdown show in the U.S., is syndicated by Premiere Networks on nearly 500 stations worldwide. Each week, Seacrest counts down the Top 40 songs and interviews the biggest stars in entertainment. The show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in July 2020, is executive produced by Jennifer Sawalha and Miles Harvey, and written by Harvey. American Top 40 can be heard by millions of listeners worldwide in markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, London, Beijing and many others. For more information, updates, or to find a station in your area, please visit or follow @AmericanTop40.

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