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Tank

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1) Tank is the stage name of an American R&B singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Durrell Babbs.

Tank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 1, 1976 and he was raised in Clinton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Tank took an instant interest in singing and playing the piano, partially due to his alliance to religion — his cousin directed the church choir and helped the aspiring vocalist foster his singing talent from an early age. His stage name comes from his chiseled physique. A multi-sport athlete in high school, he had the opportunity to play college football. However, Tank decided to focus on music, and his talent eventually led him to an opportunity to sing background vocals for Ginuwine during one of Ginuwine’s tours. Next, he found himself singing with Aaliyah and then Blackground Records founder Barry Hankerson, and his son (and company president) Jomo Hankerson took notice, offering Tank the opportunity to become a solo artist. In 2001, Tank realized his ambitions, seeing his debut album, Force of Nature, released to a national audience. This LP rendered the Top 10 R&B ballad, “Maybe I Deserve”.

The next year, Tank released his second album, One Man. The single of the same name had chart success as well. He also co-produced the smash hit single “One Minute Man” by Missy Elliott in 2002.

Tank has also made a name for himself as a producer and writer, working with artists such as Dave Hollister, Marques Houston, Omarion, Jamie Foxx, Donell Jones, Monica among others.

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  • CHOOK85

    TANK (R&B) THE BEST!!!

    31 Jan 12:25am Reply
  • Reakster

    That this senseless discussion is still going on. Since Lastfm shows no interest in creating separate bandpages for artists with the same name, the fairest fan solution would be a shared profil link. I just have Vinyls from NWOBHM Tank, so i never scrobbled any Tank, but it does not even matter. This is not Metal-Archives, this is Lastfm. Stop arguing based on your personal taste and opinion and try to be fair.

    15 Jan 2:15pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    NWOBHM RULES

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Gabriela-Maciel

    Nice band from NWOBHM

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GraveHill1992

    NWOBHM band, fuck others

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • drew2644

    Last debe arreglar esto.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • spineshank155

    Lastfm already uses musicbrainz for info so it shouldn't be too hard to redirect that info on separate pages.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JungleEvil

    NWOBHM TANK ONLY! I wish last.fm was better at this sort of thing. Think of how wikipedia does it. Have like artist selections like Tank (NWOBHM) and Tank (rapper).

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jagy

    NWOBHM!

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Leituraleo

    NWOBHM TANK ONLY!

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • opianista81

    Really? the band is older than this suburbia singer, like really? He should be the one making a page for himself

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Sewer007

    NWOBHM TANK ONLY!

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • shineown

    Todos ouvindo o disco novo pessoal!

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • GasmaskAvenger

    Huh. So Algy Ward is a black man. Who knew?

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Czuowiek

    Czemu znowu ten murzyn jest na pierwszym miejscu?

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • jheanlimma

    ta incomodado, rala

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Eddie_T_Head

    Esses malditos rappers invadindo o espaço das bandas de metal.... Stress, Viper, Fist.... e agora Tank tbm

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • shineown

    Muito bom o disco novo, mas eu já gostei mais dele...

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • crybaby_carter

    Listening to Stronger... I want to hate it because it's so different from his previous works, but it's actually nice. It's a change, and much needed, because his formula was starting to get old.

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • blyoung305

    NWOBHM! And yes, I listen to whole albums, not just three "top hits", so it's unlikely that my listening would put any particular Tank song into top spot.

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
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