R&B Singer / Songwriter
Tank is an American R&B singer, songwriter and producer best known for his work with Ginuine and solo R&B hits like “Maybe I Deserve,” “One Man,” and for producing hits like “One Minute Man” for Missy Elliot.
Born Durrell Babb in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tank grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and was a multi-sport athlete at Crossland High School.
Although he was offered the opportunity to play college football, 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.
In2001, following Ginuwine’s successful tour Tank released his debut album “Force of Nature” which spawned the R&B Top Ten-single “Maybe I Deserve”.
In2002, Tank released his second album “One Man” and a single of the same name.
Later the same year he went on to co-produce Missy Elliott’s smash hit single “One Minute Man”.
Tank released his third solo album entitled “Sex, Love & Pain” on May15, 2007. The lead single was intended to be “I Luv Dem Girls”, but for unknown reasons the song was given to Marques Houston who renamed it “Strip Club” (intending to place it on his third solo album “Veteran”).
The first single from Tank’s third album was “Please Don’t Go”. Later in the year Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese Gibson formed a group called TGT.
Their first single was a remix of “Please Don’t Go” with an international tour entitled “The Shirts Off Tour” and search for a fourth member to follow.
Tank has also just released his 4th studio album Now Or Never on December 14, 2010. Tank collaborated with other artists on this project like Chris Brown, Drake, Letoya Luckett and many other artists.
Tank’s song writing and production credits include working with Dave Hollister, Marques Houston, Omarion, Jamie Foxx, Donell Jones and Monica amongst others.
He has worked with many different artists over the years and was also a contributor to the score of the film adaptation of the musical “Dreamgirls,” in which he also had a cameo. He was also featured in the movie “The Preacher’s Kid.”