Release date: June 2007
Riot! is the second studio album by American rock band Paramore, succeeding their debut album All We Know Is Falling, and was released in the United States on June 12, 2007 and in the United Kingdom on June 25, 2007. The album was produced by David Bendeth.
Lead vocalist, Hayley Williams, explained the album was called Riot! because, "For us, the title 'Riot!' literally means an unbridled outburst of emotions. When we were writing, it seemed like our thoughts and emotions were coming out so fast that we couldn't control them. It felt like there was a riot within us. So the album takes our passion to a new level; it's just all raw energy."
The album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart at #20 in late 2007. Riot! sold 42,000 albums in the U.S. in its first week and three months later the album hit its peak at 15 on the Billboard 200. The album also achieved some success in the UK reaching #24 on the albums chart.