What happens when you take three of R&B’s most successful male artists in the last ten years to form the ultimate super group? Three letters; TGT. The bond between Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank is deeper than just musical. The three have been friends for nearly a decade and even though they have had incredible success on their own, they are ready to show the together, they are bringing true R&B back.
After starting his career in a Coca-Cola ad in 1994, Tyrese Gibson has become a seasoned vet in the worlds of music and acting, respectively. Tyrese, who has been a staple in the R&B world for nearly two decades, is responsible for such R&B classics as “Sweet Lady” and “How You Gonna Act Like That.” In 2001, Tyrese transitioned into the world of acting after landing a leading role in John Singleton’s now classic film, “Baby Boy.” Tyrese has gone on to join such acclaimed movie franchises including “The Fast And The Furious” and “Transformers.” Gibson has worked with such famed directors as Michael Bay and Justin Lin.
Ginuwine, born Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, released his first album, “Ginuwine…The Bachelor” in 1996, after teaming up with superstar producer Timbaland and the late Static Major, who co-wrote the classic first single, “Pony.” The singer has now gone on to release seven studio albums and sell over 5 million albums in the United States alone and has collaborated with R&B/Hip-Hop legends including the likes of R. Kelly, Missy Elliott and Brandy. Ginuwine also entered into the world of acting, starring as Romeo in the film, Juwanna Man.
Durrell Babbs, better known as Tank, is the self-proclaimed “General of R&B” who has created some of the genre’s most sensual, emotion-evoking love songs. He’s an icon in the making, with four albums and eight Grammy nominations under his belt. Fans know Tank for his smash hits “Maybe I Deserve” and “Please Don’t Go,” but he is also the man behind the songs from some of R&B’s biggest stars such as Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole and more. But it’s one of the biggest records of Tank’s career that brought TGT to life. Tank called on his Tyrese and Ginuwine for the official remix to “Please Don’t Go,” the world got their first taste of TGT.
Now, the trio has signed a deal with Atlantic Records and is in the studio working on their debut album slated for a 2013 release.