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Contemporary R&B singer Tank, whose moniker refers to his physique, recorded solo albums sporadically, beginning with his 2001 debut Force of Nature, and became increasingly busy behind the scenes as a songwriter, musician, and producer. Born Durrell Babbs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before later moving to the Washington, D.C., suburb of Clinton, Maryland, Tank became interested in music at an early age. As a youth, he was able to develop his singing ability at his local church, where his cousin was choir director. As a teenager, Tank became interested in sports as well as music, and he considered playing college football. Ultimately, he stuck with music and landed an opportunity to sing background vocals for Ginuwine. Further opportunities presented themselves, most notably with Dave Hollister, whose album Chicago '85... The Movie (2000) includes several songs credited to Tank. A recording contract with Blackground Records followed, subsequently resulting in Tank's solo debut, Force of Nature (2001), which spawned a pair of singles ("Maybe I Deserve," "Slowly") and topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (number seven overall). A second solo album, One Man (2002), followed shortly thereafter and was nearly as successful as its predecessor, spawning another pair of singles ("One Man," "Let Me Live") and breaking into the Top Five of the R&B album chart (number 20 overall). For several years, he busied himself as a songwriter, musician, and producer. His credits over this time period included songs on Aaliyah (Aaliyah, 2001), Things in the Game Done Changed (Dave Hollister, 2002), I Care 4 U (Aaliyah, 2002), U-Turn (Brian McKnight, 2003), Real Talk (Dave Hollister, 2003), Stronger Everyday (Jon B, 2004), Free Yourself (Fantasia Barrino, 2004), O (Omarion, 2005), Naked (Marques Houston, 2005), Charlie, Last Name Wilson (Charlie Wilson, 2005), Unpredictable (Jamie Foxx, 2005), Journey of a Gemini (Donell Jones, 2006), The Return (Ruben Studdard, 2006), Alter Ego (Tyrese, 2006), The Makings of Me (Monica, 2007), Veteran (Marques Houston, 2007), Ain't Nothin' Like Me (Joe, 2007), and Ms. Kelly (Kelly Rowland, 2007). His third album, Sex Love & Pain, issued in 2007, was subsequently nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Album. It's "Please Don't Go" was nominated for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance. In late 2009, he switched labels from Blackground to Atlantic -- the same year he appeared on Chris Brown's Grammy-nominated "Take My Time." His first effort for Atlantic, 2010's Now or Never, included the hit single "Sex Music" and featured Brown on the equally carnal "Foreplay." The singers reunited in 2012 on the single "Lonely," a track that landed on Tank's 2012 album, This Is How I Feel. Along with Tyrese and Ginuwine, Tank formed TGT, who released an album, Three Kings, which debuted at number three in 2013. He quickly resumed solo activity with Stronger, his sixth album, the following year, and issued a sequel to Sex Love & Pain in 2016. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Albums by
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    Sex Love & Pain II

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    Stronger

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    This Is How I Feel

    22 songs

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    This Is How I Feel

    14 songs

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    Now or Never

    10 songs

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    The Third Round

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    Sex Love & Pain II

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    Relationship Goals

    1 song

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    Relationship Goals

    1 song

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    #BDAY

    1 song

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    #BDAY

    1 song

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    Already in Love

    1 song

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    Already in Love

    1 song

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    Better for You

    1 song

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    Better for You

    1 song

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    You Don't Know (feat. Wale)

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    Hope This Makes You Love Me

    1 song

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    Dance With Me

    1 song

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    Stronger [Single]

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    You're My Star

    1 song

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    Next Breath

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    Compliments

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    I Can't Make You Love Me

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    Sex Music

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Top Songs by
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  2.   Emergency
  3.   I Can't Make You Love Me
  4.   Next Breath
  5.   Stronger
  6.   Compliments
  7.   You Don't Know by Wale
  8.   Maybe I Deserve
  9.   Sex Music
  10.   #BDAY
  11.   #BDAY
  12.   I Did It
  13.   You're My Star
  14.   Better for You
  15.   Already in Love by Shawn Stockman
  16.   Hope This Makes You Love Me
  17.   Who Dat
  18.   Relationship Goals
  19.   I Hate U
  20.   I Love Ya by Yo Gotti
  21.   F***in With Me
  22.   I'm Coming Home
  23.   Foreplay
  24.   Celebration by Drake
  25.   Wedding Song
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