Hayley Nichole Williams

By Kylie Frew

"Music kind of gave me a place to go and be different, and be whoever I want to be." -Hayley Williams


Hayley Williams was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on December 27th, 1988. She moved to Franklin, Tennessee when she was 13, where she met her fellow band members. She is the lead singer and occasional pianist of Paramore, a band she has been apart of since she was 15.


Hayley Williams has won many awards by herself and with her band.

Some of the solo awards she won are...

The APMA awards for best vocalist in 2014 and in 2015

The Billboard Trailblazer award in 2014

Some of the wards she won with her band are...

The APMA award for Album of the Year for "Paramore" in 2014

The Fuse Award for best video in 2008 and 2010

A Grammy for best rock song for "Ain't it Fun" in 2015

Kerrang! Award for best live band in 2010

Kerrang! Award for best album for "Brand New Eyes" in 2010

People Choice Award for Favorite Rock/Alternative Band in 2010 and 2014

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Some of her influences from when she grew up are Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, The Distillers, and Shangri-Las. More modern influences of her are Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, and Joy Williams.

Instresting Facts

  • Hayley Williams has the nickname, Spongebob, because of the gap between her two front teeth.
  • Her favorite song to play is "For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic."
  • She is known for her brightly colored hair.
  • Besides singing, Hayley Williams knows how to play the piano and guitar.
  • She recorded her first song at age 15.
Paramore - Now (LIVE 2013)