Katy Tiz leapfrogs onto the charts after becoming the ?rst 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.
"I didn't believe for a minute that I was going to have a second chance," says Tiz. "Things didn't work out in my first situation. You have the dream of being able to do it again, but you also know that's harder to pull off."