|Birth name||Zane Copeland, Jr.|
|Also known as||Lil' Zane, Zane, LZ Stunna|
July 11, 1982 |
Yonkers, New York, United States
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Labels||Worldwide Entertainment, EMI, Priority Records (2001-2003)
Priority Records, Capitol Music Group (2003-2004)
U.S. Entertainment, Hollywood Fame Records (2008-2009)
Money Making Muzik (2010-Present)
|Associated acts||112, Chris Brown, Romeo Miller, Sammie, Bow Wow, Dolla, Lil Wayne|
Zane Copeland, Jr. (born July 11, 1982), better known as Lil' Zane, is a rapper & actor born in Yonkers, New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his debut album Young World: The Future, released in 2000, which featured the single "Callin' Me" featuring 112.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Music career
- 3 Other Ventures
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Singles
- 7 Filmography
- 8 References
- 9 External links
At age 10, Zane was inspired by Another Bad Creation and Kris Kross, and he got more serious about his eventual career and started rehearsing with his cousin. A year later, he began entering local Atlanta talent shows. He then started touring with 112 while recording his debut album.
1999-01: Young World: The Future
In 1999, his first ever single, "Money Stretch", was included in the Next Friday soundtrack. In 2000 Lil' Zane released his debut album Young World: The Future which featured his smash single "Callin Me". The album debut at #161 on the Billboard 200 but then rose to #25 .The album also hit at #4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 2001 he made appearance on the Hardball soundtrack on the track of the same name with Bow Wow, Lil Wayne and Sammie.
2003: The Big Zane Theory
In 2003 Lil Zane released his second album, The Big Zane Theory. The album failed to match the success of Zane's previous album, as it charted at #191 on the Billboard 200's chart and only made it to #39 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The only single that was released on the album was "Tonite I'm Yours" which peaked at # 87 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Soon after words Zane would soon leave Priority Records for the lack of promotion of his albums to go on a 5 year hiatus from music to focus on his acting career.
2005-08: Tha Return
In late 2005 Zane started working on his third album, Tha Return. The album was released on February 26, 2008. The album failed to match the success of Zane's previous albums, as it failed to make it to any Billboard charts. The only single that was released on the album was "Like This" which also failed to chart.
2010-present: My World: My Future
In 2010 he made special appearance at the 10 year anniversary of 106 & Park in Los Angeles with Ray J & Tony Marsley also known as AK. He announced he was releasing a mixtape entitled The Missing Link and a new single entitled "Put It In My Lap".
On March 8, 2011 Zane said that the first single off his upcoming album My World: My Future is going to be "Must Be Nice", but it was later featured on his mixtape The Missing Link. On April 28, 2011 a rumor circulated that Zane signed to Cash Money Records. Later, the statement was proven false. On June 7, 2011 Zane released a new single called "My Girl".
As of February 2, 2012 it is known that Zane is still working on his upcoming album My World: My Future.
On May 14, 2013 Zane released a new song called "When I Get Home" featuring Young Joe which is featured on his mixtapes Champagne & Dirty Sprite. On June 1, 2013 Zane stated that there will be a Remix to his song "When I Get Home" featuring Young Joe, King Varciti & J.P.E ( Joshua P. Edwards). On September 18, 2013 Zane announced via his Facebook that the lead single off his upcoming album is called "Roof Gone".
Zane has been in several movies and television shows, including Cuttin' da Mustard, The Parkers, A Day in the Life, Motives, The Fighting Temptations, Dr. Dolittle 2, Girlfriends, and Finding Forrester.
Money Making Muzik (MMM)
Zane now owns his own record label, Money Making Muzik and signed many talents including spotlight florida artist Soulja P & others.
In 2007 he attended St Andrews University.
In 2010 Zane had his first daughter named Nina.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Young World: The Future||25||4|
|The Big Zane Theory||
|My World: My Future||
|The Missing Link Volume 1||
|R.A.W (Raps About Women) (as LZ Stunna)||
|Champagne & Dirty Sprite||
|Still Callin' Me||
|The Missing Link Vol. 2||
|Year||Song||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap||Certifications||Album|
||Room 112 & Young World: The Future|
|"Money Stretch"||—||—||—||Next Friday OST & Young World: The Future|
|2000||"Callin' Me"(featuring 112)||21||2||1||
||Young World: The Future|
|2001||"Hardball" (with Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, Sammie)||—||68||—||Hardball soundtrack & Young World: The Future|
|2003||"Tonite I'm Yours" (featuring Tank)||—||87||—||The Big Zane Theory|
|"To da River" (with T-Bone, and Montell Jordan)||—||—||—||The Fighting Temptations soundtrack|
|2008||"Like This"||—||—||—||Tha Return|
|2011||"My Girl"||—||—||—||Cognito Presents That's My Mic|
|2013||"When I Get Home" (featuring Young Joe)||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|2014||"Roof Gone"||—||—||—||My World: My Future|
|2000||"Ways Of The World"||Young World: The Future|
|2010||"Put It In My Lap" (featuring Tipse)||Non-album single|
|2011||"Must Be Nice"||The Missing Link Volume 1|
|"Why You Mad"|
|"Stay On My Grind"|
|2012||"Sippin Hennessy" (featuring Tupac Shakur)||Champagne & Dirty Sprite|
|"Don't Trust Nobody" (featuring Shawty Lo)|
|"I Learned From You" (featuring Whitney Houston)||Non-album single|
|2013||"Oh Heavenly Father"||Champagne & Dirty Sprite|
|"Call It What You Want"||Non-album single|
|2010||"Body Rock" (Bass Rock featuring Lil Zane)||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"We Are The World: The Next Generation" (with H. Wood City, Brian McKnight Jr., Taylor Parks, Bobby Tinsley, Tori Kelly, Montana Tucker, Mishon, Tyna Q, Sy Sylvers, Solre, Raz B, Kristy Flores, Marcel Dion, Bobbie Riley, Deja Riley, Naturi Naughton, Porscha Coleman, Ariana Pierce, Alyxx Dione, Lil Mama, Prima J, Lil' Fizz, J-Boog, Chani, Lil Zane, Karen Flores)||—||—||—|
|2011||"Go Hard" (J Bigga featuring Lil Zane)||—||—||—|
|"De Gna (Go)" (Official Avo featuring Lil Zane & Novva)||—||—||—|
|"Elevator" (Hustleman featuring Lil Zane & J Soul)||—||—||—|
|"Body Rock 2" (CityStarz featuring Lil Zane)||—||—||—|
|2012||"Take You There" (K-Tone featuring Lil Zane & Ray Lavender)||—||—||—||The Real Tone Pt. 2|
|2013||"Motivation" (Soulja P featuring Lil Zane)||—||—||—||The Boot Camp|
|"When I Was 15" (Mac Trip Tha Don featuring Lil Zane)||—||—||—||MOB Money's Everything|
- 2000: Finding Forrester (as High School Student)
- 2001: Lil' Bow Wow: Barking on the Road (as Interviewee)
- 2001: Dr. Dolittle 2 (as Eric)
- 2001: One on One (as Himself)
- 2000/2002: The Parkers (as Himself)
- 2003: Rap City (as Performer)
- 2003: The Fighting Temptations (as Derek)
- 2004: A Day in the Life (as Himself)
- 2004: Motives (as M'Kai)
- 2007: After Autumn (as Zane)
- 2008: Cuttin' da Mustard (as Patrick)
- 2008: The Black List: Volume One (as Interviewee)
- 2014: The 4th Quarter (TBA)
- Lil Zane's channel on YouTube
- Lil Zane on Twitter
- Lil Zane at the Internet Movie Database
- Archived version of official website (Wayback Machine Internet Archive)