Now or Never (Tank album)

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Now or Never
Tank - now or never album cover.jpg
Studio album by Tank
Released December 14, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre R&B
Length 43:19
Label Atlantic
Producer Durrell Babbs, Song Dynasty, Harvey Mason, Jr., Stereotypes, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Kevin Barnes, Brandon Hodge
Tank chronology
Sex, Love & Pain
Now or Never
This Is How I Feel
Singles from Now or Never
  1. "Sex Music"
    Released: June 8, 2010
  2. "Emergency"
    Released: October 5, 2010
  3. "Celebration"
    Released: January 25, 2011[1]
  4. "I Can't Make You Love Me"
    Released: May 10, 2011

Now or Never is the fourth studio album by R&B singer/songwriter/producer, Tank. It was released on December 14, 2010[2] via Atlantic Records. The album debuted at number thirty five on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 44,000 copies.[3] Since then, the album has sold a total of 215,000 copies in the United States.[4]


The album was originally to be released in Fall 2009, but wasn't due to Tank leaving Blackground Records in September 2009. Since late 2008, many songs have leaked that many believed were to be on the new album, but most, if not all, of the songs are unlikely to make the final track list. In June 2010, Tank signed a new deal with Atlantic Records[5] and aggressively began to work on the album. June 29, 2010 saw the release of the album's first single, Sex Music. The original title for the album was Sex Love & Pain II: The All Night Experience (which would later released six years later), then was changed to simply All Night before finally settling on Now or Never The original release date of the album was to be September 21, 2010, then was pushed to November 2, 2010 and now the final release date is December 14, 2010. The album is set to feature guest artists such as Drake & Chris Brown. Production is to come from the likes of Jim Jonsin, The Stereotypes, Brandon Alexander, Rico Love, Harvey Mason, Jr., plus Tank and his production team, Song Dynasty. "It's a happier album, I'm appreciating more, I'm celebrating more," he admits in an interview with "The sexual experiences on the album are deep but they're not dark. It's a great moment on the album where I think everyone can ride and have a smile on their face." [6]


The album's first single, Sex Music, was released on June 8, 2010. It debuted at number 74 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[7] The video for "Sex Music" premiered on on August 5, 2010. The second single, "Emergency",[8] was released on October 5, 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Showtime (Intro)" Song Dynasty 1:30
2. "Sex Music" Song Dynasty, Harvey Mason, Jr. 3:40
3. "Celebration" (featuring Drake) Stereotypes 4:12
4. "Emergency (Intro)" Song Dynasty 0:47
5. "Emergency" Song Dynasty 4:14
6. "Scream" Jim Jonsin, Danny Morris, Rico Love 4:03
7. "Keep It 100" Song Dynasty 4:06
8. "Foreplay" (featuring Chris Brown) Kevin Barnes 4:03
9. "Can I (Intro)" Song Dynasty 1:32
10. "Can I" Song Dynasty 3:34
11. "Amazing" Brandon Hodge 4:01
12. "You Mean That Much" Song Dynasty & Harvey Mason Jr. 3:39
13. "I Can't Make You Love Me" Song Dynasty 3:57

Deluxe edition[edit]

  • This edition includes fifteen tracks via iTunes or Pre-Order Digital download through Tank's website or Atlantic Records. It also includes the Sex Music music video, a digital booklet, and an invite to a special section of Tank's website, titled "Team Tank".


Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 35
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] 10

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States December 14, 2010 CD, digital download Atlantic Records


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  2. ^ "Durrell Tank Babbs". September 12, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith (December 22, 2010). "Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ Since then, the album has sold a total of 215,000 copies in the United States
  5. ^ "Tank - Atlantic Records". June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tank is 'Celebrating More'". August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Billboard - Tank". Retrieved 28 july 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Tank Official Website". September 15, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tank Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 100 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tank Album & Song Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 17, 2013.