According to the Nepali Times, Curtis Waters is the first Nepal-born musician to achieve a certain level of international success. That’s largely thanks to the technology of TikTok. Waters’ song “Stunnin’,” which took off, is fluid, filled with beats and catchy lyrics about being a pretty bad boy. Waters, who now lives in North Carolina, studied viral stars such as Lil Nas X and BoyBoy West Coast. He carefully took stock of how artists teased songs on TikTok until the demand for the full track was undeniable, complete with record label bids. He decided to do just that, offering snippets from “Stunnin’,” then dropping it into an instant hit. His ingenuity, catchiness, talent, and perseverance is amazing to behold and reminds us of the power of Gen Z and the internet for its ability to find a musical star from any corner of the earth. Curtis Waters plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at DC9. dc9.club. $18.60–$20.73.