What do you get when the biggest rock band in the world collab with the hottest EDM duo? You get The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s epic live performance of “Something Just Like This” at The BRIT Awards! Chris Martin led an energetic performance of their hit, which went down a treat on YouTube, racking up a huge haul of 112 million views.
Martin’s live take on the vocals added a new energy to the song, and the frontman even jumped down into the mosh pit to shake it up with ecstatic fans, ending the section with a cheeky giggle into his mic. The performance began with Martin and The Chainsmokers before leading into a big finale featuring the full Coldplay lineup. You can watch the two groups tear it up at the BRITs below.
Martin definitely staked his claim as one of the most hype frontmen at the top of the charts with the performance. Fans online loved it, adding comments such as “Now, this man is not lip-syncing. This is real singing. This is pure talent – this man can perform,” and “This band never disappoints when performing live. It’s even better than the original recording.”
“Something Just Like This” is a popular choice in the live setlists of both groups. The Chainsmokers shook up the arrangement for their own live show, with Drew Taggart showing he can rock out with the best of ‘em by stepping up and taking the frontman role for the song on their tour. Check out The Chainsmokers’ live version of “Something Just Like This” below.
“Something Just Like This” was a massive hit for The Chainsmokers and Coldplay when it dropped as a single, being included on the former’s debut album Memories…Do Not Open and the latter’s Kaleidoscope EP. It reached the top 10 in numerous countries worldwide and peaked at #2 and #3 in the UK and US respectively. It’s since become one of the most popular songs on the entire Spotify platform, having collected a massive 2.2 billion streams. If you would like to see more from The Chainsmokers, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel. You can also visit their official website for more information.