Hayley Williams
Singer-songwriter, musician
Hayley Williams
Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of the American rock band Paramore.
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An Interview with Lava Records CEO, Jason Flom
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We met by chance at the opening reception for Live in the Vineyard, a twice-yearly music, food and wine event that was happening in my part of the world--Napa Valley. Jason was hanging out with some friends of mine from New York City and I teased him about his ripped shirt, unaware that this hipster look was part of the fashion collection of the hot designer Christian Benner, who happens to be his business partner. Like a good Jewish mother, I admonished Jason for his holey clothing not knowing who he was or how unbelievably impressed I would soon be. As head of a record label, Jason Flom already gets a certain amount of rock star credibility. The man has signed music greats such as Katy Perry, Lorde, Jessie J, Hayley Williams, Kid Rock and Matchbox Twenty to name but a few. However, his current role as CEO of Lava Records was not what ultimately grabbed my admiration and interest. A few days after we met, I sat Flom down for an interview to discuss some of the other ways he s ...
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Dec. 27: Guitarist Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley's band) is 84. Actor John Amos ("Men in Trees," ''The West Wing") is 76. News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 72. Guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner is 71. Singer Tracy Nelson is 71. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 67. Actress Tovah Feldshuh is 63. Guitarist David Knopfler of Dire Straits is 63. Drummer Jeff Bryant (Ricochet) is 53. Actress Eva LaRue ("CSI: Miami") is 49. Guitarist Matt Slocum of Sixpence None the Richer is 43. Actor Wilson Cruz ("Party of Five," ''My So-Called Life") is 42. Actor Masi Oka ("Hawaii Five-O") is 41. Actress Emilie de Ravin ("Once Upon a Time," ''Lost") is 34. Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore is 27. Singer Shay Mooney of Dan and Shay is 24.
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Why Taylor Swift Wants To Become The Next Michael Jackson
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Taylor Swift is working hard to become the next Michael Jackson. That’s why she’s been tirelessly promoting her “Bad Blood” music video for the past two weeks. Taylor believes that her new music video is this generation’s “Thriller.” Swift, 25, definitely believes that “Bad Blood” will live up to Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” music video. She has already enlisted and announced some of her 17 celebrity friends that will make a feature in the video. An alleged source told Hollywood Life that Swift hopes to surpass Jackson for having the most talked about music video of all time. That may not since everything spreads like wildfire on social media these days. “Taylor is so excited for the video to come out because she worked on it for quite awhile. There are going to be a lot more surprises that haven’t been revealed as well, but she anticipates this to be her best video ever and something that will rival and surpass Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.'” That’s some high stakes t ...
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Taylor Swift Is Inviting “Famous Friends” To The Set Of Her “Bad Blood” Music Video
Idolator - almost 2 years
Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris: New Couple Alert? Uh oh! The two have been photographed more than once together! MORE >> The 1989 campaign continues. After serving up “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Style,” world-dominating pop princess Taylor Swift is readying the next release from her record-breaking 2014 album, and there will be controversy…and maybe even some blood. “Bad Blood,” the song that was written about a fellow female pop star, who is all but officially confirmed to be Katy Perry (DRAMA!), is the next single from the record. And according to Red Carpet Biz, she’s shooting the video for the new song this week in LA. According to the report, Tay Tay’s vid will include “up to 17 famous ...
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Paramore Frontwoman Hayley Williams Fangirls Over Fall Out Boy — Just Like Us!
MTV News - about 3 years
Hayley Williams hit up Fall Out Boy's set at VH1's Super Bowl Blitz in Brooklyn, and she surprised fans with a surprise "Sugar We're Going Down" duet! #SQUEE
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Music Review: Paramore Plays Madison Square Garden
NYTimes - over 3 years
A somewhat-changed Paramore still followed Hayley Williams’ energetic lead with its new songs at Madison Square Garden.     
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Paramore Go 'Daydreaming' in New Video
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Two friends fly to London to see Paramore live in the group's latest video "Daydreaming" or is it all a dream? The clip focuses on a blonde and a brunette who look to live in what frontwoman Haley Williams describes in the lyrics as "a city of sleepless people who...
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Paramore's Hayley Williams talks tour, Zedd, UFC
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Singer on playing arenas, top 10 radio single, concert at sea, fight night, more
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Paramore’s Hayley Williams on touring, Zedd, and fighting
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Paramore have hit a lot of milestones this year: They released their first album as a trio, scored their first
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Celebrities Spotted Out and About—Week of October 11
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Global superstar Shakira performs at special event for T-Mobile at New York’s Bryant Park. Jesse Metcalfe and fiancee Cara Santana stopped by the The Discover Great Music Lounge party in Austin, TX on Saturday night. Diane Kruger and her long time love Joshua Jackson took a break from filming a pilot for their new TV show The Affair at Italian eatery Sotto Sopra in Amagansett. Michael Strahan was spotted dining at Bobby Van’s Park Avenue for a casual lunch and dined at Bobby Van’s West 50th Street for dinner at a private event. Actress, Jamie Chung and boyfriend, Bryan Greenberg celebrated their seven year anniversary of Benjamin Steakhouse. Giuliana Rancic spotted wearing a Rustic Cuff this past weekend as she teamed up with Save Lids to Save Lives to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Nicky Hilton celebrated “The Big 3-0” Saturday night dining with her sister Paris and friends at celebrity hot spot Andrea’s in Encore with Wynn Las Vegas. Mark Ruffalo stopped ...
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Zedd and Hayley Williams Go Behind 'Stay the Night'
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Go behind the scenes at the video shoot for "Stay the Night "EDM giant Zedd's new collaboration with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams The heartfelt beat-driven piano number – which will be available on Clarity Deluxe Edition out September 24th – was written about a couple on the verge of breaking up...
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The Top Five Most Rockin' Cruise Holidays
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Cruises are for old people. Cruises are boring. Cruises are too formal. These are just some of the accusations which, rightly or wrongly, have been hurled at the cruise industry for years. For many, images of snooty couples in tuxedos and ball gowns spring to mind when the word 'cruise' is mentioned meaning that, all too often, the suggestion of a cruise holiday is scoffed at rather than considered. Such pre-conceptions are, however, about to be consigned to the history books as a new wave of cruise holiday rock 'n rolls into port to a chorus of overdriven guitars and platinum-selling rock stars. Rockers everywhere, raise your devil horns in appreciation for the Top 5 Most Rockin' Cruise Holidays and brace yourselves for rockin' waters ahead! Beatlemania It would be bordering on blasphemy not to mention one of the bands that paved the way for rock 'n roll, in all its forms, as we know it today. Whilst, sadly, the original Beatles are no longer a going concern and the venue isn't ...
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Tearful Lea Michele hits Teen Choice Awards - USA TODAY
Google News - over 3 years
Vancouver Sun Tearful Lea Michele hits Teen Choice Awards USA TODAY Actress/musician Miley Cyrus, musician Billy Ray Cyrus, and actress Noah Cyrus attend the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. Kevin Mazur, Fox/WireImage. Fullscreen. Hayley Williams, of ... Tearful Lea Michele dedicates Teen Choice Award to Cory MonteithNew York Daily News Complete list of Teen Choice 2013 Awards winnersLos Angeles Times Teen Choice Awards: Cory Monteith remembered as "Pretty Little Liars," "Pitch ...CBS News E! Online -Mirror.co.uk -Washington Post all 247 news articles »
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Accused robber to stay behind bars - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 3 years
Accused robber to stay behind bars New Zealand Herald A Tauranga fork lift operator accused of the attempted robbery of Summit Superette last week remains behind bars. Harley William Annas-McGillan, 23, faced a charge of assault with intent to rob when he appeared in Tauranga District Court today. The charge ... Alleged superette robber appearsSunLive Alleged robber arrestedThe Bay of Plenty Times all 5 news articles »
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Can Paramore Top The Charts? Hayley Williams Calls On 'A Little Luck'
MTV News - almost 4 years
'We're a little afraid of jinxing it,' frontwoman tells MTV News. By Todd Gilchrist, with reporting by Eric Ditzian Paramore at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards Photo: MTV News
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Paramore: Southern Pop-Punks Tackle 'Real Life Problems'
NPR - almost 4 years
The Tennessee band's music was quickly pegged as "emo" — a melodic variant of punk that has its share of detractors. "Emo really stands for emotion," says singer Hayley Williams. "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional." » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hayley Williams
  • 2016
    In 2016, after over 4 years of planning, Williams launched her own hair dye company, Good Dye Young.
    More Details Hide Details The colors offered by the company include an orange, Riot!; a pink, Ex-Girl; a blue, Blue Ruin; a yellow, Steal My Sunshine; and a red, Rock Lobster. Williams is a Christian and regularly discusses her faith in relation to her music, but has been critical of the judgmental nature of some in the Christian community. The Farro brothers cited differing attitudes on faith as contributing to their exit from Paramore.
  • 2015
    In 2015, she launched the online beauty and music series "Kiss-Off" on Popular TV.
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    In July 2015, Williams won the APMA for Best Vocalist.
    More Details Hide Details Williams possesses a four octave light-lyric soprano vocal range. Alternative Press states that Williams "has more charisma than singers twice her age, and her band aren't far behind in their chops, either." Singer-songwriter John Mayer had praised Williams' voice in a blog in October 2007, calling her "The great orange hope"; "orange" in reference to her hair color. In March 2013, Williams announced she was partnering with MAC Cosmetics for the release of a new makeup collection on April 9, 2013. The four-piece collection included a bright orange lipstick, an orange nail polish, a shimmery coral eye shadow and a beauty powder. Later that year Hayley appeared on the April cover of Nylon magazine to promote Paramore's self-titled album. In October of that year, Williams partnered with the Hard Rock Café's PINKTOBER charity campaign to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer and its research.
    Along with band member and co-writer Taylor York, Williams was nominated for and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song at the 2015 ceremony for the song Ain't It Fun.
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    In 2015, Williams starred as the 'Crimson Curse' in Taylor Swift's music video for her single, "Bad Blood" with sixteen other celebrities.
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  • 2014
    On December 31, 2014, Williams confirmed that she and Gilbert had become engaged, after being proposed to on Christmas Day. They were married on February 20, 2016.
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    Williams was honored with the "Trailblazer Award" in the 2014 Billboards Women in Music Awards for making a unique mark in music and paving the way for other artists.
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  • 2013
    EDM producer Zedd and Williams collaborated on the track "Stay the Night", which was released later in 2013 from his debut studio album, Clarity.
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  • 2010
    On May 28, 2010 Williams was involved in a scandal in which a topless photo of her was posted on her Twitter account.
    More Details Hide Details The photo was taken down within minutes. Williams addressed the situation via Twitter stating, “well … my night just changed drastically. got hacked". Since 2008, she has been in a relationship with New Found Glory's lead guitarist Chad Gilbert.
    In 2010, she appeared on the tracks "Airplanes" and "Airplanes, Part II" from alternative rapper B.o.B's debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.
    More Details Hide Details When it was released as a single, "Airplanes" peaked within the top ten in nineteen countries, including number one peak positions in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. In 2006, Paramore toured outside of the US for the first time, which included a headline tour of the UK and supporting post-hardcore rock band The Blackout on the Give It A Name Festival in Europe.
  • 2008
    Readers' Poll she finished second to Evanescence's Amy Lee in the "Sexiest Female" category, going on to win the first place spot for "Sexiest Female" a year later in the 2008 poll, and again in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 poll.
    More Details Hide Details She also appears as a playable character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour after completing "Misery Business" in the vocalist campaign. Williams wrote and recorded the song "Teenagers", which was featured in the soundtrack for the feature film Jennifer's Body. After the release of "Teenagers", Williams stated that she had no plans to establish herself as a solo artist.
  • 2007
    In 2007, she made an appearance in the music video for "Kiss Me" by New Found Glory.
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  • 2005
    The band's debut album, All We Know Is Falling, was released in 2005 when Hayley was only 16 years old.
    More Details Hide Details Paramore has later released three more studio albums, Riot! (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), and the self-titled Paramore (2013). 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 December 2010, two of the founding members of Paramore (Josh and Zac Farro) left the band. The news was posted by Williams on Paramore's web site, with Josh later posting a controversial blog post confirming their departure.
  • 2003
    Williams was discovered in 2003 by managers Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams, who signed the 14-year-old to a two-year production deal.
    More Details Hide Details At the time she was writing pop songs with songwriters in Nashville. Williams was introduced to Atlantic Records A&R Tom Storms through Richard Williams' attorneys Jim Zumwalt and Kent Marcus, and then signed to the label by Jason Flom. The label's original plan for their new artist was to make her a solo pop artist but Williams objected to this, saying that she wanted to be part of a band and play pop punk music. Atlantic decided to go along with her wishes, and she then formed Paramore with Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis. The music of Paramore was originally supposed to come out on Atlantic Records, but the label's marketing department decided it would be better for the image of the band to not have them attached to a huge label. They instead released their music through a "cooler" niche label, Fueled by Ramen.
  • 2002
    Hayley Williams was born to Joey and Cristi Williams, in Meridian, Mississippi. She has two younger half sisters. As a result of her parents divorcing in 2002, Williams moved to Franklin, Tennessee.
    More Details Hide Details She met former band members Josh and Zac Farro in her new school. While still at school she tried out for a local funk cover band, The Factory, where she met Jeremy Davis.
  • 1988
    Born on December 27, 1988.
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