American singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of the American rock band Paramore. In 2002, at the age of 13 Hayley Williams moved from her hometown, Meridian, Mississippi, to Franklin, Tennessee after the divorce of her parents. Before Paramore, Williams was frequently bullied as a teen and was very timid growing up.
She was bullied to the point where instead of continuing school, Williams was homeschooled. She met band members Josh and Zac Farro in her new school. While still in school, she tried out for a local funk cover band The Factory, in which she met Jeremy Davis.