Although they came from humble beginnings, Paramore has become one of the most famous alternative rock groups in the world with a large fan base and a bevy of gold and platinum hits. The group, consisting of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and brothers Josh and Zac Farro, initially formed a band during their teenage years when Williams was already an accomplished singer. Williams signed a solo recording contract with Atlantic Records, but after butting heads with record producers, decided to get the band back together and Paramore got its start in the mid-2000s.
After their signing with Atlantic Records, the company moved the group to Fueled By Ramen, a record label based out of Florida that had great success in promoting emo-pop acts. Paramore's first album, "All We Know Is Falling", was released in 2005 and the band scored a spot on the Vans Warped Tour. Paramore struck it big with their sophomore album, "Riot!", which went platinum within 13 months of its release and secured a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
Paramore scored a huge gig when they were asked to perform at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Additionally, the band taped an MTV: Unplugged special in 2010 that further expanded their popularity and opened them up to more viewers. With a slew of headlining appearances and an ever-growing group of supporters, Paramore is one of the freshest faces in modern rock. Paramore's self-titled fourth album became their first to hit No. 1 on the charts. In 2017, the group released its fifth album, "After Laughter".