Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams

About Hayley Williams

Pop singer-songwriter Hayley Williams first rose to fame in 2005 as lead singer of the alt-rock band Paramore.

∙ Paramore’s 2007 LP, Riot!, was ranked among Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums.
∙ John Mayer referred to Williams as The Great Orange Hope, in recognition of her four-octave vocal range and her hair color.
∙ She was featured on rapper B.o.B.’s 2010 hit “Airplanes,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold more than six million copies.
∙ “Stay the Night,” Williams’ 2014 EDM collaboration with dance music producer Zedd, topped the Hot Dance Club Songs chart and went double-Platinum.
∙ In 2015, she won a Best Rock Song Grammy Award for “Ain’t It Fun,” a track she cowrote with Paramore guitarist Taylor York.
∙ Williams’ solo debut, Petals for Armor, entered Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at No. 1, making her the first female chart-topper as a soloist and with a band.