R&B Singer

Durrell Artaze Babbs, better known by his stage name Tank, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actor. He is known for the singles "Maybe I Deserve", "Please Don't Go", and "When We". According to Billboard, Tank has sold 1.76 million albums in the U.S. as of 2013.

Full Name
Jan 1, 1976
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Tank, born Durrell Babbs on January 1, 1976, is an American R&B singer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He got his start in the music industry as a member of the group D-Town, which released one album in 1997. Tank then began his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2001. The album featured guest vocals from Destiny’s Child and was met with critical acclaim and commercial success.

Tank's second album, ‘One Man’ was released in 2003 and included production from Timbaland and Pharrell Williams. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned several hit singles such as "Maybe I Deserve" and "Please Don't Go". His third album, Sex Love & Pain was released in 2007 and featured collaborations with rappers Ludacris, T.I., & Snoop Dogg. It also debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and earned Tank two Grammy nominations for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Please Don't Go" and Best Contemporary R&B Album for Sex Love & Pain.

Tank has continued to release music over the years including 2012's This Is How I Feel which reached #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. His most recent album Stronger was released in 2016 and topped both the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart as well as the iTunes Top R&B Albums chart when it debuted. Tank has also ventured into acting with roles in films like Lottery Ticket (2010) alongside Bow Wow, Baggage Claim (2013), Hustle & Flow (2005), and Pride (2007).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Tank is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 1, 1976, Durrell Babbs, better known as Tank, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album "Force of Nature"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tank releases his debut album Force of Nature, which peaked at #19 on the US Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs With Atlantic Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tank signs a recording contract with Atlantic Records and releases his third studio album Sex, Love & Pain.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Soul Train Music Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tank receives a Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases 5th Studio Album "This Is How I Feel"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tank releases his fifth studio album This Is How I Feel. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Founds R&B Supergroup TGT</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tank founds the R&B supergroup TGT with Tyrese Gibson and Ginuwine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases 7th Studio Album "Elevation"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tank releases his seventh studio album Elevation. The album peaked at #2 on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Amazing Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tank is an amazing singer. His voice is powerful and soulful, and his lyrics are meaningful and honest. His music has a special way of connecting with listeners on an emotional level.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tank is a great performer. He knows how to engage the audience and always puts on an amazing show. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and everyone in the crowd can't help but be swept away by his music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Down to Earth</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tank is down to earth and not afraid to show it. He is often seen interacting with fans, taking time out to talk to them, take pictures and tell stories. This makes him very approachable and relatable.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Out as a Gospel Singer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tank started his career as a gospel singer, singing in the choir at his church. He was later discovered by singer Ginuwine and signed to his label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Collaborated with Tons of Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tank has collaborated with a ton of artists throughout his career, including Chris Brown, Rihanna, Trey Songz, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Co-wrote "Pretty Wings" for Maxwell</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tank co-wrote the hit single "Pretty Wings" for singer Maxwell. The song went on to become a huge hit and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared on Multiple Reality TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tank has appeared on multiple reality TV shows, including 'R&B Divas', 'Leave It To Stevie', and 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Written and Produced Music for Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tank has written and produced music for multiple movies, including ‘Think Like A Man’, ‘This Christmas’, ‘The Perfect Match’, and ‘Jumping The Broom’.</p></div>


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