Tank (American singer)
Tank in 2014
|Birth name||Durrell Babbs|
|Also known as||The General|
January 1, 1976 |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Origin||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
Tank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved with his family as a child to Washington, D.C.. He was a multisport athlete at Crossland High School and was offered the opportunity to play college football. However, Tank decided to focus on music and his talent eventually led him to an opportunity to sing background vocals for Ginuwine during one of Ginuwine's tours.
In 2001, following Ginuwine's successful tour, Tank released his debut album Force of Nature which spawned the top 40 single "Maybe I Deserve". In 2002, Tank released his second album One Man and a single of the same name.
Tank released his third solo album entitled Sex, Love & Pain in May 2007. The lead single of the album was "Please Don't Go", which peaked at number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later in the year Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese Gibson formed a group called TGT. The group was put on hold due to contractual issues, but would go on to sign a contract with Atlantic Records in September 2012.
Tank released his fourth studio album, Now or Never, in December 2010. Tank collaborated with artists who included Chris Brown, Drake, Letoya Luckett on this project. The singles were "Sex Music", "I Can't Make You Love Me", and "Emergency".
Tank released his fifth studio album entitled This Is How I Feel in May 2012. Tank collaborated with the artists Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, T.I. and Kris Stephens on the album. The song "Compliments", featuring Kris Stephens and T.I., was released as the lead single in October 2011.
Writing and producing
Tank's songwriting and production credits include working with Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Dave Hollister, Kelly Rowland, Marques Houston, Omarion, Jamie Foxx, Pitbull, Donell Jones and Monica as a member of the production team The Underdogs and with his own team, Song Dynasty.
Tank is the father of five children: Jordan, Ryen, Zoey, Durrell Jr., and Zion.
- Solo albums
- Force of Nature (2001)
- One Man (2002)
- Sex, Love & Pain (2007)
- Now or Never (2010)
- This Is How I Feel (2012)
- Stronger (2014)
- Sex Love & Pain II (2016)
- Collaborative albums
Awards and nominations
|2008||Sex, Love & Pain||Best R&B Album||Nominated|||
|"Please Don't Go"||Best Male R&B Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|2011||"Take My Time" (with Chris Brown)||Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals||Nominated|||
|2014||Himself||Best R&B/Soul Male Artist||Nominated|||
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- Tank (2015-06-20). "Father's Day Exclusive: Tank Pens Heartfelt Letters To His Five Kids". Essence.com. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
- "2008 Grammy Award Winners and Nominees". The New York Times. February 9, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- "Chris Brown & Beyonce Lead Soul Train Award Nominations". Billboard. October 13, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2016.