Zhane, pronounced Jah-Nay as the group's first album so proudly declared, was comprised of members Renee Neufville of Jamaica and Jean Norris of Rhode Island. The two met when studying music at Temple University, and impressed Naughty by Nature member Kay Gee so much when they first met him, that he brought them in to record for the all-star compilation Roll Wit tha Flava.
The group got their start wihen they were given a high-profile spot on the compilation Roll Wit tha Flava. In their recording debut, the group lived up to the pressure and created a hit track, 'Hey Mr. DJ.' The track was a tremendous success, reaching #6 on the Hot 100, and #3 on the R&B charts.
The single went gold and was featured on the group's debut album, Pronounced Jah-Nay (or Zhane, it's open to debate), helping the album go platinum. The album, which was released in 1994, had further success with the single 'Sending My Love' which reached #5 on the R&B charts and #40 on the Hot 100, and 'Groove Thang' which reached #2 on the R&B charts and #17 on the Hot 100.
Between albums, the group recorded several tracks for other artists and on soundtracks, scoring another hit with 'Shame' from A Low down Dirty Shame, which reached #28 on the Hot 100.
In 1997, the group released their second, and final album, Saturday Night. The album had minor hits with 'Request Line' which became the group's fifth top 40 hit on the Hot 100, reaching #39, and 'Crush' which reached #24 on the R&B charts.
Jean Norris, is now known as Jean Baylor, after marrying drummer Marcus Baylor of the jazz group Yellowjackets. She released her first solo album, Testimony: My Life Story on her own label, Be a Light Records. Samples of this album can be found on her website .