Combining the "girl power" attitude of the Spice Girls with the modern stance of Kesha, 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, Tiz 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. She continued working on material in anticipation of a new album to be released before the end of the year. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi