Tank is one of the most recognizable names in modern R&B, known for vivid storytelling and sensual love songs. He's an icon in the making, with four albums and eight Grammy nominations under his belt. He's also a singer who carries the torch of masters like Marvin Gaye and Al Green, while redefining R&B for a new decade.
"My music is the real me," says Tank. "I'll either live by that or I'll die by that in this business, but I've got to be me." He's famous for sexy yet relatable love songs that are at once thoroughly modern and yet steeped in the sounds of classic soul. Though fans know and love Tank for smash hits like "Maybe I Deserve" and "Please Don't Go," they may be surprised to learn that he is also behind such chart-toppers as Rubben Studdard's "Change Me" and Omarion's "O." What's more, Tank served as an associate member of the hit-making production team, The Underdogs, with further credits including the smash soundtrack to the 2006 musical film adaptation of Dreamgirls (in which he also made a cameo).
After releasing 2007's album Sex, Love & Pain, Tank took a moment to step out of the spotlight, but not necessarily out of the studio. He formed the Los Angeles-based production company Song Dynasty and began shaping the sound of modern R&B with songs for a diverse roster of artists including Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, and Keri Hilson.
On his fourth studio album Now or Never (2010), Tank steps back into the spotlight, sharing both the intensely intimate themes his fans have come to love as well as an entirely new side of himself. "The sound of this new album is still the traditional R&B formula, but sonically it's very current," he says. The first single from the disc, "Sex Magic," perfectly illustrates this new sound. The high-energy track lives up to its name with a spacey, shuddering beat that renders the track irresistible for die-hard Tank fans.
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