呂建中 (Tank) was born in Taitung, Taiwan. He is a native Taiwanese. His father is from the Ami people, while his mother is from a different aboriginal Taiwanese group. Before releasing his debut album, Tank helped write songs for Vic Zhou and S.H.E, among many other famous artists. By the age of 21, he was already recognized for composing more than 200 songs. He was said to be the next big thing after David Tao, Lee-Hom Wang, and Jay Chou for his talents in composing songs, singing and dancing.
Two songs he composed, 三國戀 (Romance of Three Kingdoms) and 給我你的愛 (Give Me Your Love), were ending themes for two popular Taiwanese dramas. Another song, 千年泪, was used as an ending theme for the drama serial 天外飛仙. His second album Keep fighting 延長比賽 was released on 19th January 2007 . 專屬天使 (Guardian Angel) was used for an ending theme of an idol series 花樣少年少女 (Hanazakarino Kimitachihe). He was later requested by NCsoft to compose the theme song for the computer game, Guild Wars. 激戰 (Intense Battle) became the theme song for that game.
Tank's sister His sister died of a heart attack in 2006 just as his debut album was released.
Tank's Ex-Girlfriend When Tank was in high school, he had a girlfriend; she used the excuse of moving to a different school and broke up with him. After Tank's debut album was released, this girl went to his signing concert and took out the lyrics of the song that Tank wrote for Wilber Pan and asked Tank to sign it… Tank rang her later and she claimed that she went to see him, not because he is famous now but because she just wanted to see an old friend. They did not keep in contact. (He revealed this when he appeared on the Taiwanese show 100% Entertainment.)
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