Tank Biography, Age, Family, Height, Wife, Career, Net Worth, Facts


American R&R singer Tank is better known for his studio albums “Force of Nature” (2001), “Sex, Love & Pain” (2007), “Stronger” (2014), “Sex Love & Pain II” (2016), “Savage” (2017), “Elevation” (2019), and “R&B Money” (2022). He has received multiple Grammy Award nominations for his work and has acted in movies and TV shows like Preacher’s Kid, Illicit, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, Favorite Son Christmas, Born Again Virgin, Grown Folks, Grown Folks, A Black Lady Sketch Show, and Urban One Honors. He is married to Zena Foster with whom he has two children. So, who is Tank? Here’s everything we know about the singer and actor.

Tank Biography

Birth NameDurrell Artaze Babbs
NicknameThe General, Tank
Date of BirthJanuary 1, 1976
Place of BirthMilwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Age48 years old
Sun SignCapricorn
Height5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm
Weight79 kg or 174 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
ProfessionR&R Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseZena Foster
ResidenceWashington, D.C., U.S.

Early Life: Family and Education

Tank was born on 1 January 1976, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. But he ended up moving to Maryland with the family where he attended Crossland High School in Temple Hills.

He played football throughout high school and was offered a full college scholarship but he turned down the offer to pursue a music career. He hasn’t yet divulged too many details about his personal life.

Tank Personal Life

Tank got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Zena Foster on January 16th, 2017. They’ve been together since 2005 and share two children, Zion and Zoey. They married on July 22, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

He is also the father of three more children from previous relationships: Jordan, Ryen, and Durrell Jr.

Professional Statistics

Album Debut

Tank released his debut album, Force of Nature on March 13, 2001. The album charted at #1 on the US R&B charts and at #7 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified as “Gold” in America.

As of 2024, Tank has released ten studio albums.

  • Force of Nature (2001)
  • One Man (2002)
  • Sex, Love & Pain (2007)
  • Now or Never (2010)
  • This Is How I Feel (2012)
  • Stronger (2014)
  • Sex Love & Pain II (2016)
  • Savage (2017)
  • Elevation (2019)
  • R&B Money (2022)

Film Debut

In 2010, he played a minor role as Devlin Mitchell (as Durrell ‘Tank’ Babbs) in the Christian drama film Preacher’s Kid.

Television Debut

His television debut happened in 2011 with the drama television series The Protector in 2 episodes titled “Affairs” and “Spoon”.

Famous For

He is credited with singles like “Maybe I Deserve”, “Please Don’t Go”, “Emergency”, “Next Breath”, “You’re My Star” and others.

Tank Net Worth

His net worth is estimated at $5 million as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Tank Facts

Tank credits Alphonso Jiles and his cousin as his musical influences.

He was brought up in  Washington, D.C.

Durrell Babbs was a multisport athlete during his high school years and turned down a college football scholarship to pursue a music career.

Tank’s songwriting and production credits include working with Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Dave Hollister, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Rowland, Marques Houston, Omarion, Jamie Foxx, Pitbull, Donell Jones, and Monica.

Tank has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best R&R Album for 2008’s “Sex, Love & Pain”, Best Male Vocal Performance for 2008’s “Please Don’t Go”, and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for 2012’s “Take My Time” with Chris Brown.

In 2021, he was nominated for the American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, which he lost to singer and rapper The Weeknd.