Katy Tiz
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Katy Tiz

Katy Tiz
Born (1988-07-06) 6 July 1988 (age 30)[]
United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Labels Atlantic Records (current)
Lava, Republic (former)
Website katytizmusic.com

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.[1]"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.[2] As a follow-up single Tiz released the song "Samurai" on 16 September 2016.


Katy Tiz was born on 6 July 1988.[] In late 2012, she was signed to Lava/Republic, and Warner/Chappell Publishing, and released three stand-alone singles, "Famous", "Heart" and "Red Cup".[3]

Shortly after parting ways with Lava/Republic in 2013, Tiz partnered with songwriting/production duo Rock Mafia.[4] Tiz released a cover of Rock Mafia's popular song "The Big Bang", which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on 17 May 2014.[5]

Tiz is an active songwriter. Besides her own music, she has also written hits for other artists such as Girls' Generation, Cheryl Cole, among others.[6] Tiz is also a dolphin trainer.[7]

In May 2014, she was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC's Today show hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, where she performed live his single "The Big Bang".

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.[8] It was cowritten with Kinetics & One Love, songwriter Emily Warren and was produced by JR Rotem.[9]

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."[10]

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."[11]



Year Song Peak chart
Certifications Album
2011 "All Time Low (Jon Bellion version)" -- -- -- -- -- N/A
2012 "Famous" -- -- -- -- --
2013 "Heart" -- -- -- -- --
"Red Cup" -- -- -- -- --
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


  1. ^ Katy Tiz (16 April 2015), Katy Tiz - Whistle (While You Work It) OFFICIAL VIDEO, retrieved 2016 
  2. ^ "Katy Tiz Upcoming Tour Dates". Katy Tiz Official Website. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "Katy Tiz - Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Hampp, Andrew (28 April 2014). "How An Unsigned Unknown Won Over Clear Channel". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kate Tizzard BMI writers' credits". BMI. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 2015. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Katy Tiz Twitter". Twitter. 1 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Katy Tiz Talks Her Debut Album, Breaking into The American Market & Twerking: Idolator Interview". Idolator. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.warnerchappell.com/song-details/WW010475230000
  10. ^ "Katy Tiz's "Whistle (While You Work It)" Video Is An Animated/Live-Action Blockbuster: Idolator Premiere". Idolator. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "Katy Tiz Talks Her Debut Album, Breaking into The American Market & Twerking: Idolator Interview". Idolator. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ Ryan, Gavin (4 April 2015). "ARIA Singles: Major Lazer Has No 1 Song". Noise11. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ "Katy Tiz Whalereport iTunes records". Whalereport. 1 June 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2015. 

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