News

Coldplay honored for ‘Hunger Games’ song

Coldplay honored for ‘Hunger Games’ song

COLDPLAY 'CATCHES FIRE': Chris Martin, seen here during a Coldplay concert, will accept the award on behalf of the band. Photo: Associated Press

Coldplay have been named the recipient of this year’s Hollywood Song Award for their tune from the upcoming “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” soundtrack.

Frontman Chris Martin, who is reportedly a fan of the book trilogy and films, will be accepting the accolade for “Atlas” at the Hollywood Film Awards on Oct. 21, nearly a month before “Catching Fire” hits cinemas on Nov. 22.

“Atlas” is the first song to be released from the dystopian film’s soundtrack, and it has already reached the top spot on the iTunes pop charts in 43 countries around the world.

Not only is the rock ballad the first song Coldplay has ever written specifically for a movie soundtrack, but it’s also the first new song since the release of their 2011 album “Mylo Xyloto.”

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” soundtrack, which also features new tracks from Christina Aguilera, Lorde and Sia, will be released on Nov. 19.

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson Added To Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service Logo 2 .jpg

Charlottesville, Albemarle and Nelson have been added to the winter storm warning area.

in Entertainment

Iconic movie soundtracks being reissued on vinyl

pulpfiction

"Clueless," "Jaws," "The Godfather," "Pulp Fiction," and "Animal House" are among the 26 film soundtracks being released on wax.

in Music, Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio is not dating Rihanna

leoriri

The "Titanic" star has been the focus of growing gossip after he was spotted at several events with the pop singer, including her birthday.

in National

Feds clear officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

ferguson

The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.

in National

Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

obamacarecourt

Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.