Force of Nature (Tank album)

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Force of Nature
Force of Nature album cover.jpg
Studio album by Tank
Released March 13, 2001
Recorded January – October 2000
Genre R&B
Length 62:03
Label Blackground
Producer Barry Hankerson (exec.), Jomo Hankerson (exec.), Bud'da, Jeffrey "J. Dub" Walker, Rapture Stewart & Eric Seats, Caviar & Overdose
Tank chronology
Force of Nature
One Man
Singles from Force of Nature
  1. "Maybe I Deserve"
    Released: February 10, 2001
  2. "Slowly"
    Released: May 24, 2001

Force of Nature is the debut studio album by American recording artist Tank. The album was released on March 13, 2001, by Blackground Records.[1] The album debuted at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200.

Commercial performance[edit]

Force of Nature debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200, selling 97,000 copies in its first week.[2] The album was the first Tank's album to debut at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[3] The album has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of February 2016, Force of Nature has sold 775,000 copies in United States.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Throw Your Hands Up" Durrell Babbs, Stephen William Anderson Bud'da 3:10
2. "My Freak" Durrell Babbs, Kannon Cross, Elton William Moore Caviar & Overdose 4:03
3. "Maybe I Deserve" Durrell Babbs Durrell "Tank" Babbs 4:49
4. "Can't Get Down" Rapture Stewart, Durrell Babbs, Eric Seats Rapture Stewart & Eric Seats 5:12
5. "Designated Driver" Elton William Moore, Kannon Cross, Durrell Babbs Caviar & Overdose 4:14
6. "What, What, What" Durrell Babbs, Stephen Anderson, Benjamin "Black" Bush Bud'da 3:15
7. "Lady on My Block" Stephen Anderson, Durrell Babbs Bud'da 4:46
8. "Street Life" Kannon Cross, Durrell Babbs, Elton William Moore Caviar & Overdose 3:41
9. "Slowly" Jeffrey Walker, Durrell Babbs Jeffrey "J. Dub" Walker 6:07
10. "Kill 4 You" Durrell Babbs, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart Rapture Stewart & Eric Seats 4:30
11. "Let It Go" Stephen Anderson, Durrell Babbs Bud'da 3:48
12. "Bounce and Grind" Durrell Babbs, Jeffrey Walker Jeffrey "J. Dub" Walker 5:12
13. "I Don't Wanna Be Lovin' You" Stephen Anderson, Durrell Babbs Bud'da 4:31
14. "Maybe I Deserve (Remix)" Durrell Babbs Bud'da 4:45
Total length: 62:03


Credits for Force of Nature adapted from liner notes.[5]


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 7
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 1

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 775,000[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States[9] March 13, 2001 Blackground Records CD, Cassette, digital download
Germany[10] April 27, 2001 CD, Cassette, digital download
United Kingdom[11] April 30, 2001 Virgin Records CD, Cassette


  1. ^ Huey, Steve (2001-03-13). "Force of Nature - Tank : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ "SHAGGY'S HOTSHOT RETURNS TO #1, CLAPTON DEBUTS BIG". March 22, 2001. Retrieved May 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Shaggy Reclaims No. 1 Sounscan Spot; Daft Punk Debuts". Retrieved May 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha Top Rap Songs Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Force of Nature (CD liner). Tank. Blackground Records. 
  6. ^ "Tank – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Tank. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "Tank – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Tank. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Tank – Force of Nature". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 30, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ Tank. "Tank - Force of Nature - Music". Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  10. ^ Tank (2016-02-06). "Force of Nature: Musik". Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  11. ^ Tank. "Force Of Nature: Music". Retrieved 2016-02-18.