The news was posted by Williams on Paramore's website, with Josh later posting a controversial blog post confirming their departure.Williams wrote and recorded the song "Teenagers", which was featured in the soundtrack for the feature film Jennifer's Body.
In June 2009, the band welcomed Taylor York (rhythm guitar) as an official member, although he had already been playing as a touring member with the band since 2007.
In December 2010, two of the founding members of Paramore (Josh and Zac Farro) left the band.
Williams was born in Meridian, Mississippi and moved to Franklin, Tennessee after her parents divorced when she was 14.
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!
The paste colors include orange, blue, pink and yellow. Williams is a Christian and regularly discusses her faith in relation to her music, but has been critical of the judgmental nature of some in the Christian community.
The Farro brothers cited differing attitudes on faith as contributing to their exit from Paramore.
Beginning in 2008, she had been in a relationship with New Found Glory's lead guitarist Chad Gilbert.
On December 31, 2014, Williams confirmed that she and Gilbert had become engaged, after being proposed to on Christmas Day.
Paramore has since released four more studio albums, Riot!