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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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  • shineown

    Todos ouvindo o disco novo pessoal!

    25 Aug 6:49pm Reply
  • GasmaskAvenger

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

    18 Aug 7:21pm Reply
  • Czuowiek

    Czemu znowu ten murzyn jest na pierwszym miejscu?

    15 Aug 10:49pm Reply
  • jheanlimma

    ta incomodado, rala

    15 Aug 10:47pm Reply
  • Eddie_T_Head

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

    10 Aug 10:16pm Reply
  • shineown

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

    10 Aug 4:44pm 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 12:05am 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 2:44pm Reply
  • ThrasheDDeatH

    I'd keep an eye on the Algy Ward Tank though, since there's 2 Tanks now. There's the modern Tank, then there's Algy's.

    27 Jul 4:09am Reply
  • Czuowiek

    NWOBHM!

    25 Jul 4:55pm Reply
  • thepieroxmysox

    Okay, I understand, I was just giving my opinion.

    23 Jul 2:55am Reply
  • ThrasheDDeatH

    That just can't be done with how last.fm works. Unless they change their system where artists of the same name are separated by genre, or location... all of which using information the community gives.

    21 Jul 11:16pm Reply
  • thepieroxmysox

    Yes, I agree both are close in plays. Just in my opinion I think both artists deserve their own pages. The reasoning I still scrobble plays is so that I can get recommendations for more bands to listen to. However, since both Tank's are merged I'm getting more recommendations for R&B artists, than heavy metal, that's really the only thing that concerns me, not so much the photo.

    21 Jul 8:50pm Reply
  • ThrasheDDeatH

    Hey now...Metal Tank's in my top artists. Granted, I don't use last.fm much anymore and I don't scrobble anymore. I don't care about the picture. But yes exactly, both the Tanks are quite even in plays and top picture occurrence.

    17 Jul 3:39am Reply
  • thepieroxmysox

    NWOBHM Tank is one of the top bands I listen to, I at least think they shouldn't merge the two artists together. NWOBHM fans want our Tank, and R&B fans want theirs.

    16 Jul 3:51pm Reply
  • crybaby_carter

    Real Tea.... I just went through all of you guys profiles and looked at how many times you've played Tank, and none of you (with the exception of Mr Mummificator) have played (him or the band) enough to warrant y'all still arguing over pictures. Let it go. Pick the picture you like and let it go. Some days the band is going to be the default images, and some days the R&B artist is going to take the lead. It's not like Tank pops up enough times in your charts or you to truly give a damn.

    15 Jul 4:50pm Reply
  • Stroke-Mister

    fuck it, I want the heavy metal band photos

    14 Jul 7:00pm Reply
  • ThrasheDDeatH

    3 songs aint much bro. We have just as much of a place here as you do. Because as I said, if you guys supported your artist the way we do(listening to whole albums), we would be even. Or alternatively, if we only listened to a few Tank songs at a time and it's always 1 of 3 songs like you guys(*most of you guys), we would also be even. I'm not here to argue about the top pick, I don't care about that. I just wanted to share the idea that we are pretty close in song plays, if you think about it.

    13 Jul 7:49pm Reply
  • jheanlimma

    you should use Tank NWOBHM for your band lol

    13 Jul 4:45am Reply
  • jheanlimma

    @thrasheDDeath tank always had his songs on top lol ALWAYS! make a new page to your Tank Band and leave us alone here...

    13 Jul 4:43am Reply
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