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Living In The Spotlight Featuring Tank

Things you may or may not know about this ladies man. Everybody loves them some Tank!
  1. Get To Know: Tank

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    Tank - Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilege held a toast for Zena Foster and Tank, who have been together for more than 13 years and recently got engaged. They are set to be featured on an upcoming E! TV series about love and music. (Photo: Jennifer Johnson)

    Durrell Babbs, better known by his stage name Tank, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and producer. Tank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved with his family as a child to Washington, D.C.. He was a multisport athlete at Crossland High School and was offered the opportunity to play college football. However, later in life, Tank decided to focus more on his music. On January 16, 2017, Tank got engaged to his long time girlfriend, Zena Foster. They've been together since 2005 and share two children, Zion and Zoey. Tank is also the father of three more children from previous relationships: Jordan, Ryen and Durrell Jr.

  2. Making It To the Spotlight

    Although Tank was a jock in college, his interest began to steer toward music at a young age. At his church, a choir director by the name of Alphonzo Jiles taught Tank proper singing techniques. Eventually, Tank chose his music career over football. Through hard work and determination, he landed the job as Ginuwine's backup singer and continued to tour with him while learning the ins and outs of the industry. His star quality was later noticed by Barry Hankerson, an American record producer and manager who founded and ran Blackground Records. He was immediately signed to Hankerson's label and the rest was history!

  3. Debut Single

    Tank released his third solo album, entitled Sex, Love & Pain, in May 2007. The lead single of the album was "Please Don't Go," which peaked at No. 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

  4. Coolest Connection

    In late 2007, Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese Gibson formed a group called TGT

  5. Best Collaboration

    In 2015, Tank premiered his single "You Don't Know" featuring Wale. It served as the lead single for his seventh studio album, Sex Love & Pain II, released in January 2016. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.

  6. Exclusive Info

    In an exclusive music meeting with BET, Tank told staff that his meaning behind the album Savage was opposite of what people see it as. Being "savage" to him means that single mother that works three jobs and comes home to cook, that father that stays on the grind and that student that works full time and is still working hard for a degree, that's "savage."

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