6 July 1988 [|
|Labels||Atlantic Records (current)
Lava, Republic (former)
Katy Tiz is a British pop singer-songwriter who gained mainstream acknowledgement after releasing her cover of Rock Mafia's single "The Big Bang" in 2014. Tiz became the first unsigned artist to be declared 'On the Verge' by Clear Channel/iHeartRadio, and "The Big Bang" subsequently entered Billboards Hot 100 chart, iTunes' Top 100, and Shazam's 'Top 100 USA'. The success led to her signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
Following the success of her debut single Tiz released a second single called "Whistle (While You Work It)". Following the single's release the one charted at Number 14 on the New Zealand charts; the song has also achieved over 5,590,000 as of September 2016."Whistle" has also gained a gold certificate in New Zealand under the RMNZ. Tiz's second single also achieved success in the United States charting at Number 24 on the Mainstream Top 40 besting Tiz's previous song which charted at Number 26. Alongside this success Tiz gained success from her second single due to the fact that the song charted within the Top 50 on the Australian Charts. Due to the success of her second single Tz has toured large parts of America with he tour beginning on 20 June in Philadelphia and ending on 31 July in Seattle. As a follow-up single Tiz released the song "Samurai" on 16 September 2016.
Shortly after parting ways with Lava/Republic in 2013, Tiz partnered with songwriting/production duo Rock Mafia. Tiz released a cover of Rock Mafia's popular song "The Big Bang", which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on 17 May 2014.
Tiz released a follow-up single in 2015, "Whistle (While You Work It)". Tiz said in an interview that she wrote the song about a darker period in her life where she felt like nothing was going her way, but her brother was there to tell her to chin up, keep moving, and never give up. It was cowritten with Kinetics & One Love, songwriter Emily Warren and was produced by JR Rotem.
A music video for "Whistle (While You Work It)" was filmed and released by Syndrome Studio and director James Larese. The Xanadu-like video combines live action with animation elements and shows Tiz springing to life from street art, then proceeding on an adventure with a crew of animated animal friends. On YouTube Tiz's music video currently has over 5,000,000 Views. Tiz is an avid animal lover and fan of Banksy's street art and has said in an interview, "This video comes from my love of graffiti artwork and takes inspiration from some of the greatest fairytales of all time."
Tiz's debut studio album is set to be released in 2015, and she has stated that she worked on it with her brother, Kinetics & One Love, Emily Warren, and JR Rotem. Tiz said about the album in an interview with Idolator: "Something about this album is that it is very consistent, it's not just different songs from different producers.", Tiz also said in the same interview about the album's sound and lyrics, and about collaborating with her brother: "It's sort of reggae-inspired as far as the feeling goes. It's a real piece of honesty for the first time in my life. It's how I genuinely feel about things, and things that myself and my friends have experienced. Nothing was pushed on me, my label was amazing with joining me on this journey. That's really inspiring for me, because it makes me believe in my own voice. I've worked with my brother on a lot of this music, and it's something that I'm really proud of."
|2011||"All Time Low (Jon Bellion version)"||--||--||--||--||--||N/A|
|2014||"The Big Bang"||--||--||100||26||11||TBA|
|2015||"Whistle (While You Work It)"||42||14||120||24||--|
|2016||"Samurai" (as a featured artist)||--||--||--||--||--||TBA|