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Hayley Williams Becomes First Female to Top Billboard Rock Chart as Solo Artist And Band Member

Hayley Williams Becomes First Female to Top Billboard Rock Chart as Solo Artist And Band Member

Congratulations are in order for Hayley Williams! The singer is the first female to top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart as both a solo artist and a member of a band, Paramore. Williams’ new studio album, Petals for Armor, put her over the top, debuting at No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart after months of anticipation.

The Paramore frontwoman and queen of the scene has another accolade to be proud of with Petals for Armor. Not only did it debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, but she also cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard 200.

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Paramore’s history on the charts is also very impressive. It includes three No. 1 spots on the Top Rock Albums chart, with 2009’s Brand New Eyes, 2013’s Paramore and 2017’s After Laughter, which all debuted at the top spot. Paramore even reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their self-titled release.

“I’m glad because life is still hard,” Williams recently told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “[Life] didn’t become just like a breeze overnight or anything and it’s been years and it’s still not a breeze, but it’s so rich and now that I’m taking account of all these feelings and I’m feeling all of them, there’s this beautiful rainbow versus just the deep end.”

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You can grab a copy of Petals for Armor here!

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