Nordoff Robbins is excited to announce that the incredibly successful and internationally acclaimed band, Coldplay, is to receive the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday 28 June 2013 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Chris Martin of Coldplay says, “It means a huge amount to us to be named Best British Act by Nordoff Robbins at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards. Nordoff Robbins is an organisation that lies very close to our hearts. They provide life-changing music therapy for thousands of people each year and we’re humbled to collect this award in their honour.”
The band, who formed in 1997, grabbed the world’s attention with their single, ‘Yellow’, in 2000. Since then they have sold out stadiums all over the world and performed at some of the most important events of a generation including Live8 and the 2012 Paralympics. With 5 consecutive no. 1 albums, over 60 million album sales and multiple awards including 8 Brit Awards – winning Best British Group three times – and 7 Grammy Awards from 25 nominations, the band have remained one of the biggest acts in the world for over a decade.
David Munns, Nordoff Robbins Chairman, said, "Coldplay are one of the British music industry’s great successes. With over 60 million album sales and five consecutive no.1 albums, I can think of no band better placed to win the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award. They have dominated the British music scene for a decade and their music has influenced a generation.
“Since the Silver Clef Awards began 38 years ago, the event has raised over £8 million for Nordoff Robbins, allowing us to transform the lives of many thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people with music therapy. But we still have a long way to go to ensure we can deliver our music services to all those who need them.
“This year, we hope to raise £500,000 from the Awards to fund 20,000 life-transforming music therapy sessions for children and adults across the UK.”
Overall 10 awards will be presented. Those already announced include Labrinth, who will be awarded the American Express Innovation Award and Alison Balsom who will win the PPL Classical Award.
Find out more here.