R&B singer who originally rose to fame as the lead singer of the girl group Kut Klose. She later released successful solo singles like "All or Nothing," which was famously featured in the 2001 film Save the Last Dance.
She attended Western Kentucky University and got her start as a background singer for artists like The Isley Brothers.
She established the The Athena Cage Scholarship Fund and was given the title of Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky.
Her mother and father raised her in Russellville, Kentucky.
She was mentored by Keith Sweat and was featured on the singer's Sweat Hotel Live album.