Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) is an American rock singer, songwriter and the lead vocalist of the band Paramore.
Birth name Hayley Nichole Williams
Born December 27, 1988 (1988-12-27) (age 22) Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, emo, pop punk
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards and piano
Years active 2004–present
Labels Fueled by Ramen, Warner Bros., Atlantic Records
Associated acts Paramore
Main article: Paramore
Paramore was created in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004, with Williams (lead vocals/keyboards) alongside Josh Farro (lead guitar/backing vocals), Jeremy Davis (bass guitar) and Zac Farro (drums). Prior to forming Paramore, the other members of what was soon to be Paramore had been "edgy about the whole female thing" of having Williams as singer, but as they were good friends she began writing with them and eventually became a member. The band has released three studio albums, All We Know Is Falling, Riot!, and Brand New Eyes as well as two live albums and three EPs. In June 2009, the band welcomed Taylor York (rhythm guitar) as an official member, although he had already been playing as a touring member with the band since 2007.
In 2006, Paramore started touring outside of the US for the first time, which included a headline tour of the UK and supporting British post-hardcore rockband The Blackout on the Give It A Name Festival in Europe.
Hayley Williams (Paramore) singing with Paramore at Rock for People in Czech Republic
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