American R&R singer who received Grammy Award nominations for his work is better known for his studio albums “Sex, Love & Pain”, “Sex Love & Pain II” and “Stronger”.
|Birth Name||Durrell Artaze Babbs|
|Nickname||The General, Tank|
|Date of Birth||January 1, 1976|
|Place of Birth||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Age||46 years old|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm|
|Weight||79 kg or 174 lbs|
|Profession||R&R Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Residence||Washington, 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 his high school and was offered a full college scholarship but he turned down the offer to pursue a career in music. 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.
Tank released his debut album, Force of Nature on March 13, 2001. The album charted at #1 in US R&B charts and at #7 at US Billboard 200. It was certified as “Gold” in America.
Tank has released seven studio albums, one extended play (EP), two mixtape,s and 28 singles.
- 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)
In 2010, he did a minor role as Devlin Mitchell (as Durrell ‘Tank’ Babbs) in the Christian-drama-film Preacher’s Kid.
His television debut happened in 2011 with the drama television series The Protector in 2 episodes titled “Affairs” and “Spoon”.
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 2022.
Social Media Profiles
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.