Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams



Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She serves as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and occasional keyboardist of the rock band Paramore.

Williams was born in Meridian, Mississippi and moved to Franklin, Tennessee after her parents divorced when she was 14. In 2004, she formed Paramore alongside Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis. The band currently consists of Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York. The band has five studio albums: All We Know Is Falling (2005), Riot! (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), Paramore (2013) and After Laughter (2017).

Williams recorded the song "Teenagers" for the soundtrack of Jennifer's Body (2009) and has made numerous collaborations with artists such as October Fall, The Chariot, Set Your Goals and New Found Glory. In 2010, she was featured on the single " Airplanes " by B.o.B. "Airplanes" peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song topped the charts in New Zealand and the United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Canada and the Republic of Ireland. A sequel to the song, "Airplanes, Part II", features new verses from B.o.B, and a verse from fellow American rapper Eminem, while Williams's vocals remain the same. This collaboration led to a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

In 2015, Williams launched the online beauty and music series "Kiss-Off" on Popular TV. Also in 2016, Williams launched her own hair dye company, Good Dye Young.



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Parahoy! Cruise Day 1 Recap: Paramore Shakes Off 'Hard Times,' Rocks Out At Sea
  –  April 7, 2018
Between 2013’s Paramore and last year’s After Laughter, the group nearly called it quits. But Hayley Williams and Taylor York pressed on. After Laughter was a brightly-colored, Talking Heads-indebted reinvention for the one-time pop-punk hitmakers ...
Hayley Williams invites Elton John to a Paramore show after he admits his love for them
  –  March 7, 2018
Elton called 'After Laughter' the most underrated album of last year Hayley Williams has extended an invitation to a Paramore show to Elton John, after the pop mega-star dubbed ‘After Laughter’ the most underrated album of last year. Paramore’s fifth ...
Paramore's Hayley Williams Explains Postponed Tour Dates
  –  February 19, 2018
(Radio.com) Paramore are currently on tour promoting their album After Laughter, but unfortunately for fans in Jakarta and Manila, the band had to nix some of the scheduled shows. Vocalist Hayley Williams shared that she's battling a throat and upper ...
Hayley Williams Talks Controversial 'Misery Business' Lyrics At Paramore Gig In Sydney
  –  February 10, 2018
Hayley Williams took a moment to address the crowd at Paramore's show in Sydney last night regarding controversial lyrics in their hit 2007 single, Misery Business. The lyric in the track, "Once a whore, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry that ...
Hayley Williams Reaches Her Breaking Point In Paramore’s ‘Rose-Colored Boy’ Video
  –  February 6, 2018
Sometimes things aren’t as they seem, and that’s definitely the case in Paramore’s clever new video for “Rose-Colored Boy.” In the Warren Fu-directed vid, the band portrays a retro TV news team — of Wake Up! Roseville — who deliver the ...
Fan injured in Manchester bombing thanks Hayley Williams for MEN gig
  –  January 22, 2018
Rodriguez/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.) Hayley Williams has responded to a fan who was injured in the Manchester bombing who tweeted thanking her for the recent Paramore gig at the MEN. The fan bravely returned to the Manchester arena eight months after ...


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