Katy Tiz leapfrogs onto the charts after becoming the first unsigned act named to the radio giant's new-artist initiative

Just one year ago, British pop singer Katy Tiz was an upstart signed to Lava/Republic working the radio-promo circuit hard for her debut singles, "Famous" and "Red Cup." A few stations took a chance on the latter, but Tiz soon met the fate of many young acts before her - she was dropped by the fall. But now her new single, "The Big Bang," is moving 39-36 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart dated May 3, blaring across Clear Channel stations nationwide despite having no label support until days ago.

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