The History of Paramore

Paramore is a famous American rock band that formed in Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 2003. The band consists of Hayley Williams (vocals / keyboard), Josh Farro (lead guitar / backing vocals), Jeremy Davis (bass guitar), Taylor York (guitar), and Zac Farro (drums). The band has released three studio albums in total; All We Know Is Falling (2005), RIOT! (2007) and brand new eyes (2009).

In 2002, vocalist Hayley Williams moved to Franklin, Tennessee, where she met brothers Josh and Zac Farro while in private schools. Prior to forming Paramore, Williams and bassist Jeremy Davis took part in a funk band called The Factory, while the Farro brothers had practiced together after school. Paramore was officially formed in 2003. The first song the band wrote together is Conspiracy, which was later used on their debut album.

John Janick, CEO and co-founder of music label Fueled By Ramen, Paramore has a share in the demo and went to the Taste of Chaos performance in Orlando, Florida, to see the band perform live. After a smaller private performance at a warehouse, the band was included in the label in April 2005.


Paramore trip back to Orlando to record their debut album All We Know Is Falling, which took three weeks to record. The album was released on July 26, 2005 which reached # 19 on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog and # 30 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. Gold certificates won in Australia, Britain and the United States. "Pressure" was released as their debut single on July 26, the same day the album, which failed to reach the main chart, but reached # 62 on U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs. The second song of the album, Emergency, was released in October 2005 the 16th. The third and last one is from All We Know Is Falling All We Know, and was released February 21, 2006.

RIOT Paramore began recording their second album! in January 2007. Album released on December 12, 2007, he entered the Billboard 200 at # 20, peaking at # 15, and sold over 44 000 in the first week of the United States. This album entered and peaked in the UK album chart at # 24. It is certified Gold in Australia, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand and platinum in Britain and the United States. The first single from the album, was released on June 21, 2007 is the Misery Business. This song entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at # 99, peaking at # 26. The album also peaked at # 17 on the UK singles chart, thus winning their first charting single in the UK. The second single from the album, Hallelujah, released in September 2007 and peaked at 18 UK charts at # 139. crushcrushcrush is the third song from RIOT!. It was released on November 21, 2007 in the United States and the end of January '08 in England. It peaked at # 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks, # 4 in the Finnish charts, # 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 61 on the UK singles chart. The fourth and last single album, That's What You Get, released in March 24, 2008. It peaked at # 35 in New Zealand, # 55 in the UK singles chart, # 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 92 in Canada.

Paramore wrote two songs for the first film in the Twilight series. Tracks leading from Twilight, Decode, Paramore released by the U.S. in mid-November and mid December in the UK. It peaked at # 9 in Finland and # 15 in New Zealand, there is the highest charting single so far, # 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 52 on the UK singles chart. Another song written for the Twilight called I Caught Myself.

Paramore's third album, brand new eyes, was released on 28 September 2009. Start peaked at # 1 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. Also reached # 2 in Brazil and the United States, making them the most successful album to date. So far they have reached a count of Gold in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Britain and the United States. The first single, titled Ignorance, released on July 7, 2009 for digital download and at month 14 September 2009 in England. It peaked at # 1 on the UK Rock Chart, # 14 in the UK singles chart, # 35 in Australia, # 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 96 in Kanada.Brick by Boring Brick is the second single from the album, released 23 November 2009, and peaked at # 2 on the UK Rock chart, # 28 on U.S. Billboard Rock Songs, # 29 in New Zealand and # 85 in Australia. The third single is scheduled for release on April 19, 2010 and entitled The Only Exception.


Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Alternative rock
Power pop
Pop punk
Years active
Fueled by Ramen

Hayley Williams
Taylor York
Jeremy Davis
Former member
Jason Bynum
John Hembree
Hunter Lamb
Josh Farro
Zac Farro

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