Athena Cage

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Athena Cage
Birth name Athena Denise Cage
Born (1969-05-06) May 6, 1969 (age 45)
Russellville, Kentucky, United States
Genres Pop, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Soul, Urban, Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, Producer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Labels Elektra Records, Adamas Records,Priority Records
Associated acts Keith Sweat, Kut Klose
Website AthenaCage.com

Athena Cage is an American singer, producer and songwriter from Kentucky.

Early life and education[edit]

Athena Cage was born and raised in Russellville, Kentucky, United States. She was educated at Western Kentucky University.[1]

Career[edit]

Cage started her music career as a background singer, working with several artists including Amy Grant and The Isley Brothers. Cage moved from Kentucky to Atlanta to pursue a music career. After an audition, she was signed as the lead singer of Kut Klose, a R&B girl group. Cage has been featured on three platinum albums, including two with Keith Sweat.

In 2001 she signed to hit makers Tim & Bob as a solo act, and that summer released the hit "Hey Hey"[2] Her song "All or Nothing" is featured in the Save the Last Dance feature film and its soundtrack album.

In 2007, Cage and the original group members of Kut Klose re-formed to be part of former mentor Keith Sweat's Sweat Hotel Live album. On September 2010, a new song, "Let It Ring", was released via iTunes; it has been confirmed to be the buzz single off the trio's second album.

Philanthropy and community service[edit]

In 2003, Cage established The Athena Cage Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University, her alma mater.[3] The money for the scholarship was raised through a concert series. At the second concert of the series in 2004, she teamed up with Dionne Warwick.[4]

Honors[edit]

She was also bestowed with the title Kentucky Colonel by Ernie Fletcher, the Governor of Kentucky. In 2004, Second Street in Russellville, where she grew up, was renamed to "Athena Cage Way" to honor her community work, youth service and efforts to restore the Old Logan Theater.[5]

Discography[edit]

See also: Kut Klose

Albums[edit]

  • 2001: The Art Of A Woman (Unreleased)

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart Positions Album
US US
R&B
Rhythmic
Top 40
Dance Maxi-
Singles Sales
Top 40
Mainstream
CAN
1996 "Nobody" (Keith Sweat featuring Athena Cage) 3 1 1 11 12 16 Keith Sweat
2001 "Hey Hey" - 60 33 - - - The Art Of A Woman
2001 "Until You Come Back To Me"[6] - - - - - -
2002 "All Or Nothing" - - - - - - The Art Of A Woman and Save The Last Dance soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dooley, Jason (2002-10-30). "Musician dreams of record company HQ". Daily News. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Bowling Green, KY: Famous WKU Alumni". CommunityLink.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  3. ^ Sisco, Scott (2003-08-25). "Artist stages concert for scholarship". Daily News. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  4. ^ Craig, Courtney (2004-08-27). "Warwick gets pre-concert key to city". Daily News. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  5. ^ Gaines, Jim (2004-12-17). "Russellville names street after native singer". Daily News. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  6. ^ "Promo photo of Athena Cage and 'Until You Come Back to Me'". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. 

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