By Jon Wiederhorn
For almost 10 years, the members of Franklin, Tennessee band Paramore have been taking steady strides towards commercial superstardom. Their second album, 2007's pop-punk Riot, went platinum; and their third record, 2009's more emo-pop Brand New Eyes, debuted at No. 2 in the U.S., selling 175,000 copies in its first week and eventually going gold.
But nothing could have prepared the band for the reaction they've received from their fourth album, the eclectic, poppy and new wave-inspired Paramore. The disc came out April 5, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and things have just gone uphill from there. The album's second single, the peppy, infectious "Still Into You," refuses to release its grip on the masses; a video for the song has amassed nearly 25 million views. Paramore performed the song on the Teen Choice Awards on August 11, and won Best Rock Group at the event, beating the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and others.Read More »from Paramore Overcome Insecurity, Self-Doubt After Nearly Breaking Up