Kut Klose

Kut Klose
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Years active1993–present
LabelsElektra (1994–1996)
Associated actsKeith Sweat
Past membersAthena Cage
Lavonn Battle
Tabitha Duncan

Kut Klose is an American R&B trio that formed in Atlanta, Georgia. The three female singers that made up the group were Athena Cage, Lavonn Battle and Tabitha Duncan. The girls were discovered by Keith Sweat who produced their debut album. They are best known for their hit single "Get Up On It" (featuring Keith Sweat), "I Like" and the album Surrender. The name Kut Klose refers to the shortness of the three singers and the fact that their heights are only about 2-2.5 inches apart.


In 1995, Kut Klose released their first album, Surrender. Despite releasing three singles, "Surrender," "Lovely Thang," and "I Like", the only one to make a significant impact was "I Like", which peaked at No. 8 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 34 on the Billboard Billboard Hot 100.[1] The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2]

They collaborated with Keith Sweat on his 1996 single "Twisted", and Cage was featured on his 1996 single "Nobody". In 2007, the group performed with Sweat for his Sweat Hotel Live project.[3]

In September 2010, a new song, "Let It Ring", was released by the trio as a buzz single via iTunes in anticipation of an untitled second album.[3]

Chart positions[]


Year Title Chart positions
U.S. Billboard 200 U.S. R&B
1995 Surrender
  • Released: March 14, 1995
  • Label: Elektra
66 12


Year Song Chart Positions Album
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Rhythmic Top 40 Hot Dance Music/
Maxi-Singles Sales
Top 40 Mainstream Canadian Singles Chart
1994 "Get Up On It" (Keith Sweat featuring Kut Klose) 62 12 25 33 Get Up on It
1995 "I Like" 34 8 25 Surrender
"Lovely Thang" 29
"Surrender" 48
1996 "Twisted" (Keith Sweat featuring Kut Klose) 2 1 1 5 7 16 Keith Sweat
2010 "Let It Ring"


  1. ^ Kut Klose Chart History, Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Kut Klose Chart History (Albums), Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kendra Koger, "Where Are They Now: '90s R&B Groups, Part Deux," Madamenoire.com, January 2, 2013.

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