Zhané

Zhané

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Zhané was a ‘90s R&B group consisting of Jean Norris and Renee 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 Renee 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 Albums chart.

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.
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Zhané Discography

Albums

Zhané Pronounced Jah-Nay (Album) Motown Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Zhané Saturday Night (Album) Motown US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Zhané (Pronounced Jah-Nay)* Hey Mr. D.J. (Maxi, Single) Flavor Unit Records, Epic Australia 1993 Sell This Version
Zhané You're Sorry Now (Single) Motown US 1994 Sell This Version
Zhané Groove Thang (Maxi, Single) Motown US 1993 Sell This Version
Zhané Shame (Maxi, Single) Jive, Hollywood Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Zhané Sending My Love (Single, Maxi) Motown, Illtown (2) US 1994 Sell This Version
Zhané Vibe (Maxi, Single) Motown US 1994 Sell This Version
AMDJ060694 Zhané / Sounds Of Blackness Zhané / Sounds Of Blackness - Sending My Love / I Believe(12", Promo) A&M Records, Motown, Perspective Records AMDJ060694 US 1994 Sell This Version
01241-42269-4 Zhané Shame(Cass, Single) Jive, Hollywood Records 01241-42269-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
374634862-1 Zhané Vibe - Remix(12") Motown 374634862-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
Busta Rhymes Featuring Zhane* Busta Rhymes Featuring Zhane* - It's A Party (Single) Elektra US 1996 Sell This Version
Zhané Crush (Maxi, Single) Motown US 1996 Sell This Version
De La Soul Featuring Zhane* De La Soul Featuring Zhane* - 4 More (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy UK 1996 Sell This Version
Zhané Saturday Night (Maxi, Single) Motown, Illtown (2) France 1997 Sell This Version
Zhané Request Line (Single, Maxi) Motown, Illtown (2) US 1996 Sell This Version
URB 809 Zhané Saturday Night/ Shame(12", Maxi) Urban Classic Records URB 809 USA & Canada 1997 Sell This Version
563 406-2 Alias LJ Featuring Zhane* Alias LJ Featuring Zhane* - Baby, Baby (Things Won't Change)(CD, Single) Polydor 563 406-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
Naughty By Nature Feat. Zhane* Naughty By Nature Feat. Zhane* - Jamboree (Single) Arista US 1999 Sell This Version
VJAY28 Brownstone / Zhané Brownstone / Zhané - If You Love Me / Hey Mr. D.J.(12") Vinyl Junkie VJAY28 UK 2002 Sell This Version
UIKY-75020 Mary J. Blige / Zhané Mary J. Blige / Zhané - Mary Jane (All Night Long) / Saturday Night(7") Universal Music, Captain Vinyl UIKY-75020 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

3746311682 Zhané Sending my love(CD, Promo) Motown 3746311682 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version