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Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

Durrell Babbs

Birth Date :

January 01, 1976

Birth Place :

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Force of Nature" (2001)


Only giving up the first throne to Linkin Park's “Minutes to Midnight”, Tank took on the runner up position of Billboard Hot 200 chart with his third effort “Sex, Love & Pain”. The record was sold 103,000 copies in the first week of its release, a number that became his best selling and charting debut to date. Among R&B crooners, on the other hand, the sale number of “Sex, Love & Pain” was recorded the highest and was considered a hot shot after reigning the Billboard R&B chart. This May 15, 2007 release also helped the first single “Please Don't Go” to instantly climb up 22 places to #42 after 11 weeks bubbling under the perimeter 60 in Hot 100 chart. The song has better luck in R&B chart by sitting at #2 even after 29 weeks of circulation. Off his solo career, Tank tries to have a balance by forming a group called TGT with his fellow warriors Tyrese Gibson and Genuwine. For a start, the group will remix Tank's latest hit “Please Don't Go”.

Originally named Durrell Babbs, Tank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but moved to Clinton, Maryland to spend his childhood. Since a student, he had been an avid sportsman that he almost made it in the college football team. However, by that time he had grown interest in music which he gained from his cousin, Alphonzo Jiles. A choir director in church, Alphonzo often taught him the proper way of singing and therefore helped to shape Tank's talent in the particular field. And thus, Tank chose his music career over the football and there came his first step towards popularity.

Latest News

Singer Tank Arrested for Failing to Obey Police's Order

October 03, 2014 09:02:06 GMT

was pulled over by police after they saw him driving while talking on his cell phone in Van Nuys, California on Thursday, October 2, TMZ reported. Normally, Tank will be issued with a hefty fine, but he got arrested because he refused to hand over his driver's license when asked.

Tank Refuses to Sing at Clippers Game Following Donald Sterling's Racist Rant

April 28, 2014 18:01:47 GMT

joins a series of stars boycotting Los Angeles Clippers, hot on the heels of Donald Sterling's insulting comments towards black people. The R&B singer was initially planned to sing National Anthem at Clippers' playoff game this coming Tuesday, April 29, but he backed out of the gig.

Tank Premieres 'Shots Fired' Music Video Featuring Chris Brown

June 06, 2013 06:42:35 GMT

R'n'B singer premieres a music video for "Shots Fired", his latest team-up with following their 2012-released collaboration "Lonely", a track off Tank's last LP "This Is How I Feel". The 37-year-old crooner hits the club with Breezy in the four-minute, Mike Ho-directed visuals.

Video Premiere: Tank's 'Compliments' Feat. T.I. and Kris Stephens

May 30, 2012 08:48:50 GMT

has given his new single, "Compliments", a music video treatment. The "Emergency" singer enlisted the help of Hip-Hop star for and injected the feminine touch of Kris Stephens into the Juwan Lee-directed clip, which was shot in Atlanta and sees him singing about killing the ladies with flattery.

New Videos: Tank's 'Underrated' and Benny Benassi's 'Control'

March 28, 2012 04:37:19 GMT

premieres a music video filmed to support his slow jam called "Underrated". Almost at the same time, DJ unleashes visuals to promote his latest dance track "Control", which features British singer Gary Go.

Tank Debuts Music Video for 'Next Breath'

March 01, 2012 08:41:08 GMT

is heartbroken in a music video filmed for his single "Next Breath". The R&B singer looks torn and forlorn after a breakup with his girl. "It's ... maybe two months down the line when I'm feeling like I really need this woman," he said to Rap-Up.

New Videos: Keyshia Cole's 'Long Way Down' and Tank's 'Emergency'

November 20, 2010 08:11:06 GMT

and release their music videos, having the same somber tones almost at the same time. Keyshia croons about her broken heart in "Long Way Down", and Tank sings away his pain in "Emergency".

Tank Debuts Sultry Music Video for 'Sex Music'

August 06, 2010 08:41:46 GMT

It's been three years since released his own single from his 2007 effort "", and now he comes back. The R&B singer has a new single titled "Sex Music" and he has premiered a music video for it on Vibe.

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