3 of a Kind (band)

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3 of a Kind
Origin UK
Genres UK garage
Years active 2004
Labels Relentless (former)
Past members
  • Liana Caruana
  • Nicholas Gallante
  • Marc Portelli

3 of a Kind were a UK 2-step garage act, best known for their 2004 number one hit single, "Baby Cakes". Its members were Liana Caruana (a.k.a. Miz Tipzta), Nicholas Gallante (a.k.a. Devine MC) and Marc Portelli (a.k.a. Marky P), who recorded "Baby Cakes" the day they met.[1]


2004: "Baby Cakes"[edit]

"Baby Cakes" went straight to number 1 on the UK Singles Chart,[2][3] and to number 3 on the Irish Singles Chart.[4] It also just crept onto the Eurochart Hot 100 charting at number 91. The song also charted in Belgium, France, Netherlands and Sweden. 3 of a Kind never released a follow-up to "Baby Cakes", making them one-hit wonders in the UK. A potential follow-up track, "Wink One Eye", was put forward as the second single, but was pulled from the new release listings and never re-scheduled.


Nicholas Gallante appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in November 2014, as part of the "Identity Parade" round and it was revealed he is now a party planner.



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BEL (Vl)
2004 "Baby Cakes" 1 44 31 3 67 48 Non-album single


  1. ^ "Babycakes". London: The Official UK Charts Company. 2004. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "3 of a Kind". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  3. ^ BBC.co.uk - retrieved 14 July 2009
  4. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography 3 of a Kind". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie 3 of a Kind". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie 3 of a Kind". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie 3 of a Kind". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography 3 of a Kind". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).