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Hayley Williams biography

Date of birth : 1988-12-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Meridian, Mississippi
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-12-27
Credited as : Rock singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the Paramore ,

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Hayley Williams is an American rock singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of the rock band Paramore

In 2002, at the age of 13, Williams moved from her hometown Meridian, Mississippi, to Franklin, Tennessee, where she met fellow band members Josh and Zac Farro in school. Shortly after arriving, she began taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning. While still in school, she tried out for a local funk cover band called The Factory where she met Jeremy Davis. After The Factory disbanded, Hayley and Jeremy began writing songs with the Farro brothers and became Paramore In 2005, John Janick, founder of record label Fueled by Ramen, signed a contract with them.

Hayley Williams is a guest singer on Fallen by Death In the Park (which she has occasionally performed live with the band), "Then Came to Kill" by The Chariot, "Keep Dreaming Upside Down" by October Fall, "Tangled Up" by New Found Glory, and "The Church Channel" and "Plea" by Say Anything, and appeared in the music video for "Kiss Me" by New Found Glory. In the 2007 Kerrang! Readers' Poll she finished second to Evanescence's Amy Leein the "Sexiest Female" category, going on to win the first place spot for "Sexiest Female" a year later in the 2008 poll. She also makes a cameo in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.

Paramore was created in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004, with Hayley Williams as lead singer and keyboardist along Josh Farro on guitar, Jeremy Davis on bass guitar, and Zac Farro on 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 two albums, All We Know Is Falling and Riot!, as well as two live albums.

The band started recording their second album Riot! by January, 2007, and released it on June 12 of the same year.Paramore received even greater success than their first album with Riot!. It was certified Gold in the United States and Hailey was placed beside contemporary rock icons like Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson.

Hayley Williams was good friends with the Cyrus family growing up and remains a close family friend with the Cyruses. During an MTV interview she spoke up for the Cyrus' daughter, Miley.

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