Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter, musician and businesswoman. She serves as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and occasional keyboardist of the rock band Paramore. In 2004, she formed Paramore alongside Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis. The band currently consists of Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York. The band has five studio albums: All We Know Is Falling (2005),  Riot! (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), Paramore (2013) and After Laughter (2017).

Birth Name

Hayley Nichole Williams

Nickname

Spongebob, Sponge, Hayles, Hbomb

Genre

Alternative Rock, Emo, Pop Punk, Pop Rock, Punk Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar

Labels

Fueled by Ramen

Profession

Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Hayley Williams was born on December 27, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA.

Age

She is currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Residence

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Ethnicity

White

Nationality

American

Religion

Christianity

Education

Williams has attended some school in Mississippi, where she was born. Later she moved to Tennessee and went to different school, where she met her future band members, The Farro brothers. After that, she faced bullying and so was home schooled.

Family Details

  • Father – Joey Williams

  • Mother – Christie Williams
  • Siblings – Erica Williams (Younger step-sister), McKayla Williams (Younger step-sister), Jiana (Younger step-sister), Anthony (Younger step-brother)

Manager

  • Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams
  • Hayley was found by the above two managers and was immediately signed for a two-year production deal.

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Hayley Williams dated –

  • Josh Farro (2004-2007) – Josh, the guitarist of the band Paramore had a three-year dating relationship with Williams from 2004 to 2007. They are the founding members of the band. They are now good friends.

  • Chad Gilbert (2008-2017) – Hayley and New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert started dating in 2008. Though, they met before also in 2007, when she appeared in their music video “Kiss Me”, but didn’t start dating. On December 31, 2014, the duo engaged each other. February 20, 2016 was the day when they married each other. After spending just more than a year together as a married couple, they decided to separate in 2017 and revealed the same publicly on July 1, 2017.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Shoe Size

5 (US) or 35.5 (EU)

Hair Color

She dyes her hair as bright red-orange. She told Spin that her natural hair color is light brown or blonde.

Eye Color

Green

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

Fronting the band Paramore with other three band members. But, in December 2010, the Farro brothers left the band.

First Album

Hayley (as a founding member of the band Paramore) released her first album All We Know Is Falling on July 26, 2005 via “Fueled by Ramen”. The album reached #8 in UK Rock Chart and was certified as Gold in UK. It sold more than 530,000 copies, just in USA.

First Film

  • Hayley has appeared in TV movie documentary Paramore: Born for Thisin 2007 as herself.
  • In 2009, she appeared in another short movie Paramore’s ‘Brick by Boring Brick’ as herself.

Brand Endorsements

She has no endorsement deals.

Distinctive Features

  • Gapped tooth
  • Frequently changing her hair color with bright colors
  • Uses colorful microphone
  • Unique clothing style

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
2007 Kerrang Readers’ Poll 2007 Sexiest Female Herself Nominated
2008 Kerrang Readers’ Poll 2008 Won
Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Premio Fashionista 2008 Won
MTV Video Music Brazil Best International Act 2008 Won
2009 Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Premio Fashionista 2009 Won
Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 Sexiest Female Won
Kerrang Readers’ Poll 2009 Won
2010 Kerrang Readers’ Poll 2010 Won
2010 MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year “Airplanes” (featuring Hayley Williams) – B.o.B Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
Teen Choice Awards 2010 Hook Up Song Won
52nd Annual Grammy Awards Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media “Decode” – Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York Nominated
2011 Kerrang Readers’ Poll 2011 Sexiest Female Herself Won
37th People’s Choice Awards Favorite Song “Airplanes” – B.o.B Nominated
BET Awards 2011 Video of the Year Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
53rd Annual Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals “Airplanes, Part II” Nominated
2012 Kerrang Readers’ Poll 2012 Sexiest Female Herself Won
NME Awards 2012 Hottest Female Nominated
Kerrang! Awards 2012 Nominated
Tweeter of the Year Won
2013 Kerrang! Awards 2013 Hottest Female Nominated
2014 Alternative Press Music Awards 2014 Best Singer
iHeartRadio Music Awards EDM Song of the Year “Stay the Night” – Zedd
MTV Video Music Awards 2014 Best Editing
MTV Clubland Award Won
Billboard Women in Music Trailblazer Award Herself
2015 57th Annual Grammy Awards Best Rock Song “Ain’t It Fun” – Williams and Taylor York
Kerrang! Awards 2015 Best Tweeter Herself

Hayley Williams Favorite

  • Favorite Food – Coconut milk ice cream
  • Favorite Song – Carrying The Banner (By the Newsies Soundtrack)
  • Favorite Website – ThingsOrganizedNeatly.tumblr.com
  • Favorite Restaurant – Granny’s house
  • Favorite Book – The Perks of Being A Wallflower (By Stephen Chbosky)
  • Favorite Clothing – Her boyfriend’s old Bjork tee
  • Favorite Musical Gear – ’59 Les Paul Jr.
  • Favorite Body Part – Wenis

Hayley Williams Net Worth

Hayley Williams is an American singer-songwriter who has a net worth of approximately $15 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hayley Williams

  • She has a tattoo on the inside of her right ankle saying “Shave Me”.
  • Hayley has several siblings. This is due to the fact that her mother married 4 times. Hayley is from her mother’s first marriage. So, she is the eldest.
  • She is the vocalist for the band Paramore. Other members include Josh Farro, Jeremy Davis, and Zac Farro.
  • The Farro brothers departed from the group in December 2010 due to some differences in the faith among the band members.
  • She has several tattoos on her body. The list starts as one behind her ear, another on her wrist and thigh, and two on her ankles. So, there are a total of 5. The number of tattoos increased to 9 after a couple of months.
  • Ice cream is her weakness. She can manage to keep other dairy products out from her menu but not ice cream.
  • In 2009, and 2010, she won Kerrang Readers’ Poll award in the category of “Sexiest Female”.
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