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).
Hayley Nichole Williams
Spongebob, Sponge, Hayles, Hbomb
Alternative Rock, Emo, Pop Punk, Pop Rock, Punk Rock
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar
Fueled by Ramen
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthday / Date of Birth
Hayley Williams was born on December 27, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
She is currently 29 years old.
Franklin, Tennessee, USA
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.
- 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)
- Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams
- Hayley was found by the above two managers and was immediately signed for a two-year production deal.
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.
- In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 157 cm
- In meters – 1.57 m
- In Kilograms – 53 kg
- In Pounds – 117 lbs
- Measurements – 34-25-34
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32C
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
5 (US) or 35.5 (EU)
She dyes her hair as bright red-orange. She told Spin that her natural hair color is light brown or blonde.
Best Known For
Fronting the band Paramore with other three band members. But, in December 2010, the Farro brothers left the band.
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.
- 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.
She has no endorsement deals.
- Gapped tooth
- Frequently changing her hair color with bright colors
- Uses colorful microphone
- Unique clothing style
Awards & Nominations
|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|
|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|
|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”.