READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29:  Hayley Williams of Paramore performs live on the Main stage during the third and final day of Reading Festival on August 29, 2010 in Reading, England.  (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Hayley Williams


As lead singer of the rock group Paramore, the Tennessee-raised Hayley Williams has emerged as a frontrunner in the new school of rock stars. Discovered at age 14 by managers Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams, Haley was to signed a production deal. After fighting against record execs desires to turn her into a pop singer, she formed the non-alternative rock band Paramore. Since 2009, Haley and her bandmates have scored two platinum albums, including Riot!