Durrell Babbs, better known by his stage name Tank, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. He is best known for the singles “Maybe I Deserve (2001)”, “Please Don’t Go” (2006), and “When We” (2017).
In 2001, Tank released his debut album Force of Nature which spawned the moderate hit Maybe I Deserve”. In 2002, Tank released his second album One Man and a single of the same name. Tank released his third solo album entitled Sex, Love & Pain in May 2007. The lead single of the album was the minor hit “Please Don’t Go”, which peaked at number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Tank released his fourth studio album, Now or Never, in December 2010. Tank collaborated with artists who included Chris Brown, Drake, Letoya Luckett on this project. The singles were “Sex Music”, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, and “Emergency”.
Tank released his fifth studio album entitled This Is How I Feel in May 2012. Tank collaborated with the artists Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, T.I. and Kris Stephens on the album. The song “Compliments”, featuring Kris Stephens and T.I., was released as the lead single in October 2011.
On September 14, 2013, Tank sang the U.S. national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saúl Álvarez fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
His sixth studio album Stronger was released in August 2014. It featured the singles “You’re My Star” and the title track.
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 as a member of the production team The Underdogs and with his own team, Song Dynasty.