- Coldplay’s Mercury Prize nominated début album Parachutes is released and debuts at #1 on the UK Album Charts. They break through the Top 40 with single “Shiver.”
- “Yellow,” Coldplay’s second single released from Parachutes and their lead single in the United States, gives them international fame.
- In June 2000, Coldplay embarks on a headlining tour. Parachutes is released in November 2000 on Nettwerk in the United States. Parachutes eventually reached double-platinum success in the United States.