Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter. She serves as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the rock band Paramore.
Hayley Williams was born to Joey and Cristi Williams, in Meridian, Mississippi. She has two younger half sisters. As a result of her parents divorcing in 2002, Williams moved to Franklin, Tennessee. She met former band members Josh and Zac Farro in her new school. While still at school she tried out for a local funk cover band, The Factory, where she met Jeremy Davis.