Paramore is an American pop-punk band formed in Franklin, Tennessee, in 2004 by lead vocalist Hayley Williams with bassist Jeremy Davis, guitarist Josh Farro, drummer Zac Farro and rhythm guitarist Taylor York.
In 2005, Paramore signed with the New York City-based Fueled by Ramen and released their debut album entitled "All We Know Is Falling." Three singles were released from the album but none of them charted. The album did not chart in the Billboard 200 either, although it peaked at #30 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums chart.
The band's breakthrough album came in 2007 with their second LP, "Riot!" After its release the album peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and received multiple certifications all over the world, including platinum in the United States. The lead single, "Misery Business," became their first charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, peaking at #26. It also peaked at #3 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song was certified Platinum in the U.S.
Paramore contributed to the "Twilight" film soundtrack in 2008 recording of two original songs, including the single "Decode." The band was nominated for Best New Artist at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2008.
In 2009, the band released their third studio album "Brand New Eyes," which debuted and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Lead single, "Ignorance" peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also reaching #58 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, #20 on the Rock Songs chart, as well as charting within the Top 10 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at #7.
The second single, “Brick by Boring Brick” peaked at #9 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and #9 on the Rock Songs chart. The acoustic "The Only Exception" peaked at #24 on the Hot 100, their third Top 40 placement. The song received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. “Brand New Eyes” was the last album recorded by Paramore before Josh and Zac Farro left the band.