U.K. singer Katy Tiz broke through in 2013 with the dance-pop hit "Red Cup." Tiz originally began singing in a duo with her brother, but after gigging around the U.K.
with their folk-rock music, she decided in 2011 that pure pop was her calling, and that it was best to take on this quest solo. After posting the demo of her song "Fire Fire" to the taste-making ArjanWrites, Tiz was contacted by Arjan, the blog's owner, who had been asked to pass along the contact information for Lava Records
A&R head Harinder Rana. She signed with Lava
and during 2012-2013 released three singles ("Famous," "Heart," "Red Cup"). She then teamed with producers Rock Mafia
and released "The Big Bang" in early 2014. Its success prompted a new deal with Atlantic Records
, and the single broke into the Top 100 by May. In 2015, she previewed her debut album with the single "Whistle (While You Work It)", a track co-produced by J.R. Rotem and Teal Douville. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi