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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tank is an American actor, record producer, composer, and vocalist. His single songs, “Maybe I Deserve,” “Please Don’t Go,” and “When We,” are what made him most famous. Tank’s interest in music began when he was a little child and sang in the church choir. After that, he made the decision to pursue a career in music. Tank started out as a backing vocalist for artist Ginuwine. Tank had great success with “Force of Nature,” their debut studio album. It made its debut on the “US Billboard 200” at position seven. He went on to release a number of successful songs, including “Savage,” “This Is How I Feel,” and “Sex, Love & Pain.” Tank released the album “Three Kings” in partnership with singers Tyrese Gibson and Ginuwine. He’s also been successful as a producer and songwriter. Additionally, Tank has collaborated with a number of “R&B” musicians, including Pitbull, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Rowland, and Beyonce. He had a brief cameo in the miniseries “The New Edition Story” and the film “Preacher’s Kid.”

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Childhood & Early Life of Tank

On January 1, 1976, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Durrell Babbs was born. His dad was employed by the “US Air Force.” Being a devout woman, his mother frequently brought him to church. Alphonzo Jiles, his cousin, was the choir director of the church, and he loved to sing for them.

As a child, his family relocated to Washington, D.C. During his time in school, he participated in multiple sports and attended “Crossland High School.” He was a football and basketball player. Despite having the chance to play for the collegiate team, he chose to focus on his studies of music instead.

Career of Tank

Tank began his musical career as a backing vocalist. When he sang, he went under the stage name Tank. He performed for Ginuwine, an American singer. Tank took part in the “Budweiser Superfest” tour with Ginuwine. Aaliyah saw his brilliance and his hard work. Tank was asked to sing some songs for her. Later, Tank’s skill was discovered by Barry Hankerson, the man of “Blackground Record.” Tank was signed by him to his record label.
Tank’s debut studio album, “Force of Nature,” was released by “Blackground Records” in 2001. The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number seven on the US Billboard 200. Two months after its debut, it was declared “gold” due to its enormous success. One of the album’s songs, “Maybe I Deserve,” became extremely well-known.

Tank’s “One Man,” his second studio album, was released in 2002. This record saw some success. His third solo album, “Sex, Love, and Pain,” was a huge smash when it was released in 2007. It made its debut on the “US Billboard 200” at number two. On the “US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,” it rose to the top. Additionally, the album received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best R&B Album.” The singles “Heartbreaker” and “Please Don’t Go” gained a lot of popularity. Tank’s song “Please Don’t Go” earned him a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Tank’s fourth studio album, “Now or Never,” was released by Atlantic Records in 2010. The album made its debut on the “US Billboard 200” list at number 35. Tank worked with artists like Letoya Luckett, Chris Brown, and Drake on this album. The album’s hit songs, “Sex Music” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” were both successful.

For his 2012 studio album “This Is How I Feel,” Tank worked with vocalists Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Kris Stephens. In 2013, Tank released the album “Three Kings.” Tank, Ginuwine, and Tyrese comprised the R&B group “TGT,” which released it under that name. The album made its debut on the “Billboard 200” chart at number three.
Tank’s sixth studio album, “Stronger,” was made available in 2014. The track “You’re My Star” was included. Tank concentrated on the original “R&B” songs for the album. Low sales were reported, and it was not a success. He dropped his mixtape “If You Were Mine” in 2015.

Tank’s seventh album, “Sex, Love, & Pain II,” was released in 2016. It made its debut on the “Billboard R&B” chart at number one. On the “US Top 200” chart, it peaked at number fifteen. Tank’s eighth studio album, “Savage,” was made available in 2017. It made its debut on the “US Billboard 200” at position twenty-four. The song “When We” gained a lot of popularity. Tank was listed on the “US Billboard Hot 100” for the first time.

Tank is a very successful songwriter and producer. He has produced hits for a number of artists, including Pitbull, Donell Jones, Beyonce, and Aaliyah. Tank made an appearance in the film “Preacher’s Kid.” Additionally, he had a few minor roles in the television shows “The Bobby Brown Story” and “The New Edition Story.”

Individual Life of Tank

Zena Foster and Tank are wed. Since 2005, the couple has been together. In 2017 they became engaged, and in 2018 they got married. Zion and Zoey are their two kids. Jordan, Ryen, and Durrell Jr. are Tank’s other three children from his prior relationships.

Tank staged a controversial performance at the “Black Gay Pride” event in Washington, D.C. in May 2017. He received acclaim and condemnation for his advocacy of the “LGBT” community.

Neet worth of Tank

The estimated net worth of Tank is about $1 million.