Altitude was a female R&B trio from the 90’s that consisted of Pamela Baker (from Michigan), Tamela Gibbs (from California), and Terrah Smith (from New York). Their debut album was produced by Bernadette Cooper (of girl group Klymaxx) and they were signed to RCA Records.

In 1991, Altitude released their debut album, “Private Parts.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

Their first single, “Work It (Like A) 9 to 5” peaked at #37 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in March of 1991, staying on the chart for 10 weeks, making it their highest chart appearance to date.

The follow-up single, “Silly” peaked at #75 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in June of 1991, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.  A promo single, “If You Believe” didn’t make the charts. After that, it seemed as if Altitude has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Work It (Like A) 9 to 5,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEpLJZzxqHU

To see a fan-made video for “Silly,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-QWvSE9nYk

[updated on 08-05-12]

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