Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer-songwriter popular as the Paramore rock band’s lead vocalist, principal songwriter, and keyboard player. Williams was born and grew up in Mississippi. Later she moved to Tennessee after her parents divorced in 2002, at the age of 13. Similarly, in 2004 she joined Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis to form Paramore. Currently, the band comprises Hayley Williams, Zac Farro, and Taylor York. In addition, the band released five studio albums: Riot, All We Know Is Falling! Brand New Eyes, Paramore, and Laughter After.
Caption: Hayley Williams
Apart from Paramore and prior to her solo career, Williams recorded the song “Teenagers” for Jennifer’s Body’s soundtrack and collaborated with artists including October Fall, The Chariot, etc. Williams released her debut solo single “Simmer” on January 22, 2020, and announced on the same day that it would release her debut studio album, Petals for Armor, on May 8, 2020. An EP released on February 6 preceding the album, Petals for Armor I. Other ventures Williams has explored include Kiss-Off on Popular TV online beauty and music series launched in 2015 and the hair-dye company Good Dye Young launched in 2016.
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Hayley Williams: Early Life, Education, and Family
Hayley Nichole Williams, the daughter of Joey and Cristi Williams, was born on 27 December 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi, on December 27, 1988. She has two half-sisters younger than her. After divorcing her parents in 2002, Williams moved to Franklin, Tennessee with her mother. At her new school, she met up with future bandmates Josh and Zac Farro. She started doing vocal lessons with Brett Manning shortly after settling in Franklin. She tried out for a local funk cover band, The Factory, while still in school where she met Jeremy Davis.
Caption: Hayley Williams’s childhood
Hayley Williams: Career and achievements
In 2003, executives Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams met Williams who signed the 14-year-old into a two-year production contract. She was composing pop songs for Nashville songwriters at the time. Additionally, Williams was introduced to Atlantic Records A&R Tom Storms by Jim Zumwalt and Kent Marcus, lawyers at Richard Williams, and then signed Jason Flom to the label. Likewise, EDM producer Zedd and Williams collaborated on his debut studio album Clarity’s track “Stay the Night”, released in 2013. Additionally, Williams won the 2014 Billboard’s Women in Music Awards “Trailblazer Award” for making a special impact in music and paving the way for other artists.
Williams revealed that she would release solo music in 2020 on her 31st birthday in December 2019, with a “taste” of it coming in January. Flyers consisting of an image of Williams began to appear in several U.S. cities and internationally under the title Petals for Armor. Likewise, on 22 January 2020, her debut solo single “Simmer” released with her accompanying music video. Equally important, same day Williams announced that her debut studio album, Petals for Armor, will be released on May 8, 2020. Recently, she released an EP, Petals for Armor I, on February 6, 2020.
Caption: Hayley Williams wins the 2014 Billboard’s Women in Music Award
Williams announced in March 2013 that she was partnering with MAC Cosmetics on 9 April 2013, to release a new makeup collection. Moreover, the four-piece set included a bright orange lipstick, a shimmering coral eye shadow, an orange nail polish, and a makeup powder. Hayley has appeared on Nylon magazine’s April 2013 cover to promote the self-titled album by Paramore aswell. Williams partnered with the PINKTOBER charity campaign by the Hard Rock Café in October of that year to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer and its research.
Caption: Hayley Williams for MAC Cosmetics
Her online beauty and music show “Kiss-Off” was released on Popular TV in 2015. In 2016, along with her hair and makeup artist, Brian O’Connor, Williams launched her own hair dye company, Good Dye Young, after more than four years of planning. The company’s colors include orange, Riot! Blue Ruin; yellow, Steal My Sunshine; red, Rock Lobster; red, PPL Eater; green, Kowabunga; teal, Narwhal; and black, None More Black. Williams performing in 2018 In 2017 Good Dye Young released a temporary hair dye line, called Poser Paste, which disappears after one wash.
Hayley Williams: Personal Life and husband
Williams is a Christian and her religion in relation to her music is frequently on news. She has criticized some within the Christian community for their judgmental behavior. As leading to their departure from Paramore, the Farro brothers cited different attitudes to the faith. Besides, Williams was in a relationship with Chad Gilbert, New Found Glory’s lead guitarist, beginning in 2008. Additionally, they started seeing each other from Christmas Day in 2014. Eventually, they married on 20 February 2016. However, the couple revealed they’d split on July 1, 2017.
Caption: Hayley Williams with ex-husband Chad Gilbert
Williams has made her decisions public against practices such as smoking, drinking, or recreational drug use. Mostly starting from the After Laughter period, Williams was outspoken about her depression experiences which led her to leave Paramore briefly in mid-2015. She revealed in a February 2020 interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music that she had suicidal thoughts but that she was eventually unable to act upon them.
Hayley Williams: Net Worth and Social media
The singer and songwriter who has a $14 million net worth. Hayley Williams is probably best known for being the rock band’s lead singer, Paramore, which she also helped to found.
Likewise, the singer is available on social media like Instagram and Twitter. She is present on Instagram by the name ‘yelyahwilliams’ with 2.3 million followers. Similarly, she is also available on Twitter by the name ‘yelyahwilliams’. More than 5 million people follow her on Twitter.
Hayley Williams: Body measurements
The 31-year-old singer looks young and beautiful as she has flawless skin and good body features. Moreover, she is 1.56 meters tall and weighs 53kgs. Likewise, her body measurements are 34-25-34.