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|Birth name||Tiffany Lane|
|Also known as||Charli Baltimore|
|Born||August 16, 1974|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
|Labels||B.M.B. Entertainment The Inc. Records (2001 - 2003), Black Wall Street Records , Priority Records / E1 Music (2010 - Present)|
|Associated acts||Ja Rule, Cam'ron, Trick Trick, Royce da 5'9", The Game|
Tiffany Lane (born August 16, 1974), better known as Charli Baltimore, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper–songwriter. Her stage name is taken from Geena Davis's character in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight.
Lane was born to a German father and a African-American mother. She was primarily raised by her elder half-sister, Yolanda. She graduated from Peirce College and became a certified paralegal. Lane has two daughters, India and Siaani. She gave birth to her eldest daughter when she was 14 years old.
She met The Notorious B.I.G. in the summer of 1995, and they became involved in a romantic relationship. B.I.G. introduced her to Lance "Un" Rivera, who signed her and Cam'ron to his new label, Untertainment. She made her first appearance in the music industry in 1995 with Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money" playing The Notorious B.I.G's then wife Faith Evans. Her first video was in 1998 with the hit "Money" featured on the Woo movie soundtrack.
After being delayed several times due to friction between Baltimore and the label, Cold as Ice was eventually released promotionally in 1999 (it was not actually made available to the general public until 2009, for digital download). After a five-year hiatus, she was signed to Murder Inc. Records (later renamed The Inc. Records) by CEO Irv Gotti. After constant album delays, she left the label. In 2006 she became affiliated with The Game and The Black Wall Street Records. She was never signed to the label but appeared on mixtapes with the rest of the Black Wall Street dissing 50 Cent and his G-Unit.
Baltimore has made appearances in songs such as "Down 4 U", "We Still Don't Give A F**k", and "No One Does It Better" from Irv Gotti Presents The Inc, Ja Rule tracks "Down Ass Bitch" and "The Last Temptation", the Christina Milian track "Spending Time" and Ashanti's "Rain On Me" (remix). In 2003, she earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, for her single "Diary".
In 2008, Baltimore re-signed with The Inc. Records, as confirmed on an interview with Wendy Williams, and began work on an album called True Lies (formerly Controlling Charli), which still remains unreleased. She released an EP on iTunes featuring "Come Test Us" (with Lil Wayne), "Lose It" (previously unreleased explicit version), "P.S." and previously unreleased track "Tattoo". In 2011, she appeared in the music video "If I Die Tonight" with Lue Diamonds and Trey Songz.
On September 14, 2011, Baltimore teamed up with Sally Anthony to release "Machine Gun (Remix)" which is available on iTunes. She released a mixtape, Mickey and Mallory Knox: Natural Born Khronicles on March 22, 2012, alongside rapper Dutchie Man.
She was also set to release her own mixtape before the album is released titled #DirtyAssChuck. Her website offered autographed copies of her new album True Lies, that was set to be released on September 25, 2012. Her new single, "All Lies" featured Maino and was released to iTunes on May 8, 2012.
As of January 2013, True Lies still remains unreleased. All references to the album have been removed from Baltimore's personal Twitter, and she has not made any more radio appearances regarding its release since summer of 2012.
Charli Baltimore now resides in Jersey City, NJ just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
- 1999: Cold As Ice
- 2003: The Diary (You Think You Know) (Shelved)
- 2012: True Lies (Unreleased)
- 2015: Ethos
- 2012: Natural Born Khronicles
- 2013: Hard 2 Kill
- 1998: "Money"
- 1999: "Stand Up" (featuring Ghostface Killah)
- 1999: "Feel It"
- 1999: "Horse and Carriage (Remix)"
- 2000: "Everybody Wanna Know"
- 2000: "Charli" 1
- 2002: "Nobody Does It Better" (featuring Ashanti)
- 2002: "Diary"
- 2002: "Hey Charli"
- 2008: "Lose It"
- 2008: "P.S."
- 2010: "Come Test Us" (featuring Lil Wayne)
- 2011: "Machine Gun (Remix)" (featuring Sally Anthony)
- 2012: "All Lies " (featuring Maino)
- 2012: "Philly Stand Up" (featuring Dutch)
- 2013: "B.M.B" (featuring Trick Trick)
- 2014: "Hunnids" (featuring Trick Trick and Cash Paid)
1 The song was re-released in 2003 as the final buzz single for Baltimore's shelved album, The Diary (You Think You Know)
|US Hot 100||R&B||Rap|
|1998||"Horse & Carriage (Remix)" Cam'ron feat. Charli Baltimore, Big Pun, Wyclef Jean & Silkk The Shocker||-||-||-||Confessions of Fire|
|2002||"Down Ass Bitch" Ja Rule feat. Charli Baltimore||21||8||5||Pain Is Love|
|2002||"Down 4 U" Irv Gotti feat. Charli Baltimore, Vita, Ashanti & Ja Rule||6||3||3||Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.|
|2003||"Rain on Me (Remix)" Ashanti feat. Charli Baltimore, Hussein Fatal & Ja Rule||-||-||-||Collectables by Ashanti|
|2008||"Portrait of Love (Remix)" Cheri Dennis feat. Charli Baltimore||-||-||-||In and Out of Love|
- 1998: "Me & My Boo" Cam'ron - Confessions of Fire
- 1998: "Walk On By" Fat Joe - Don Cartagena
- 2000: "Blak is Blak" - Bamboozled soundtrack
- 2001: "Spending Time" - Christina Milian - Christina Milian (album)
- 2002: "We Still Don't Give a Fuck" - Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.
- 2002: "No One Does It Better" - Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.
- 2002: "I'm So Happy (Remix)" - Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes
- 2002: "Last Temptation" Ja Rule - The Last Temptation
- 2007: "I Am" Mýa - Liberation
Awards and nominations
|2003||"Diary"||Best Rap Female Performance||Nominated|
- "Biography". Allmusic.
- Joe D’Angelo (2003-02-20). "From 'Damn!' To Disbelief: Artists React To Their Grammy Nods". MTV.
- "Charli Baltimore - Hard 2 Kill". UrbanMixtape.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013.