Hayley Williams is an American-born singer, songwriter, and musician. Hayley is also the lead singer of the rock band Paramore. Beyond her musical career, Hayley has business interests in a cosmetics line that produces beauty products ranging from hair dyes to make-up.
Hayley Nichole Williams was born on 27 December 1988 as the daughter of Joey Williams and Christi Williams. She was born in Meridian, Mississippi, and was the only child until her parents divorced in 2002. She has two younger half-sisters from the divorce of her parents.
Because of the effects of the divorce, she moved to Franklin, Tennessee, where she immediately began working on her vocal skills alongside her good friend Brett Manning. Her musical career only began when the top-class manager Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams signed the then 14-year-old to her first production contract.
Hayley Williams was signed by new manager Jason Flom and introduced to the popular record label Atlantic Records. Although the intention of the record company was to commission her as a solo artist, Nicole objected to this and insisted that she wanted to be part of a band.
The production managers had to give in to their wishes, which led to the formation of the band Paramore, consisting of top musicians such as Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis. At the time the band released their debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, Hayley Williams was just a 16-year-old rising star who enjoyed keeping his fans in the dark about their ever-changing extravagant hairstyles.
Under the direction of Nicole, Paramore released four more studio albums in 2007: Riot (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), Paramore (2013), and After Laughter (2017).
During Paramore’s more than 13 years of existence, the group has had its fair share of ups and downs, but their different configurations over the years have managed to maintain one characteristic – the incredible musical cohesion. For a fan unaware of the seemingly constant upheaval behind the scenes, the musical output has remained true to the group’s unique alternative rock sound.
Hayley is known for her unique voice, especially as a soprano with a range of four octaves she has a unique vocal dexterity that helps her to change pitches and land on impressive notes. She is known for her acrobatic and unorthodox style, and her vocal qualities are described by many as supple and versatile. Williams also adds a little country twang to some of her songs and performances.
Analysts and music heavyweights have showered the singer with praise that she has more charisma than singers twice her age.
Paramore’s hit decode was used as the soundtrack for the movie Twilight. The audience generated by the success of the film at the box office led to the song becoming increasingly popular with non-rock audiences as well.
Hayley Williams was featured as an unlockable character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour, Paramore’s song Misery Business was also a title song of the game. In 2014 Paramore’s Song Now was also played in the video game Rocksmith.
Williams has always been a child of high morals, she admits she neither smokes nor drinks, a lifestyle reinforced by her strong Christian beliefs. Although she is a Christian, she still publicly condemns the critical nature of some people in the Christian community. Although she criticized some aspects of her faith, she never compromised.
Hayley Williams and her Paramore band were nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Net Worth Of Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams and her Paramore rock band have been at the forefront of music for well over a decade, and it is no surprise that Hayley has net assets of around $14 million.
Hayley had a brief relationship with her bandmate Josh Farro before marrying New Found Glory lead guitarist Chad Gilbert. The dating began in 2008 and six years later, when Williams confirmed that Chad had proposed to her on Christmas Day 2014, the couple went one step further. Strangely enough, the dating period lasted longer than the actual marriage, as the couple announced their amicable separation on 1 July 2017.
Hayley is of petite stature, but she is a great personality in the entertainment industry. It stands at an estimated height of 1.57 m, which corresponds to about 157 cm.
Other Facts About Her
- Her nickname is SpongeBob
- Hayley is very good friends with Taylor Swift
- Her favorite band is NSYNc
- Hayley has the mark of the cross tattooed on her thigh