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Zhané

Band, 1993-1999 US
Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B/Soul

Zhané was a ‘90s R&B group consisting of Jean Norris and Renée Neufville. The two met while they attended Temple University. After working with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in 1991 on their track “Ring My Bell” they were persuaded to become a group. They came up with the name Zhané as a combination of their first names Jean and Renée with the French accent on Jean and using a “Z” to stand out. With some help from Naughty By Nature producer Kay Gee, they released their debut album ”Pronounced Jah-Nay” in 1994 featuring the Top 40 singles “Hey Mr. D.J.”, “Groove Thang” and “Sending My Love”. The album went Platinum as it peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the R&B Album charts. After appearing on songs for Busta Rhymes (“It's A Party”) and De La Soul (“4 More”) in 1996, the duo released their second album Saturday Night in 1997. This album yielded the singles “Request Line” and “Crush” but the album ended up being the last from the group. One of their last collaborations was on the hook for Naughty By Nature’s hit single “Jamboree” in 1999.

     
Members
PortraitJean Norris
voc
PortraitRenée Neufville
voc, key JM
Popular Tracks   
Hey Mr. D.J. on Pronounced Jah-Nay by Zhané
Sending My Love on Pronounced Jah-Nay by Zhané
Groove Thang on Pronounced Jah-Nay by Zhané
Crush on Saturday Night by Zhané
Request Line on Saturday Night by Zhané
Vibe on Pronounced Jah-Nay by Zhané
Sweet Taste Of Love on Pronounced Jah-Nay by Zhané
Rendez-Vous on Saturday Night by Zhané
Shame on A Low Down Dirty Shame by Various Artists
This Song Is For You on Saturday Night by Zhané

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Mary Jane (All Night Long) / Saturday NightMary J. Blige / Zhané2016Single
If You Love Me / Hey Mr. D.J.Brownstone / Zhané2002Album
Baby, Baby (Things Won't Change)Alias LJ, Zhané1999Single
Baby, Baby (Things Won't Change)Alias LJ Featuring Zhané1998Single
Saturday Night/ ShameZhané1997Single
NAC SamplerZhané1997Album
Request Line / Let's Play / This Song Is For You / Saturday Night / Crush / ConfusionZhané1997Single
Saturday NightZhané Feat. The Lox1997Single
Request LineZhané1997Single
Saturday NightZhané1997Album
4 MoreDe La Soul Featuring Zhané1996Single
CrushZhané1996Single
It's A PartyBusta Rhymes Featuring Zhané1996Single
Groove ThangZhané1994Single
You're Sorry NowZhané1994Album
ShameZhané1994Single
Sending My LoveZhané1994Single
VibeZhané1994Single
Sending My Love / I BelieveZhané / Sounds Of Blackness1994Album
Pronounced Jah-NayZhané1994Album
Hey Mr. D.J. / Groove ThangZhané1994Album
Hey Mr. D.J.Zhané1993Album
Hey Mr. DJZhané1993Album
Hey Mr.D.J./Treat Her Like A LadyZhané / The TemptationsAlbum
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