Tank hedging his bets ahead of 53rd Grammy Awards.

Sunday’s Grammys are set to be a bonanza ceremony for Hip-Hop and R’n’B talent, but New York R&B singer Tank, nominated for an award at Sunday’s Grammys for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for the Chris Brown duet, “Take My Time.”, says he’s already looking forward to a win in 2012.

According to the 35 year old artist, the American  Recording Academy recently called his label, Atlantic Records, praising his cover of Bonnie Raitt’s 1990’s love song, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

“I was like, ‘They said what?'” Tank recalled. “They said that they really loved the cover and that was amazing.”

The song appears on Tank’s fourth album, “Now or Never,” released in November and it seems that the love coming from the Grammys is making up for a disappointing reception overall.

“This is not the album that is selling the most records. … It’s still an album that’s in it’s development stages,” he said of “Now or Never,” after it peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Tank, who has written and produced songs for Jamie Foxx, Monica and Aaliyah, says when it comes to music making, getting personal has no boundaries.

“It’s crazy because my last album, ‘Sex, Love & Pain,’ my ex-girlfriend called me after she heard a song and she’s like, ‘Well, shoot, I might as well be in the video!'” he said, referring to “I Hate U,” a detailed song about a deceitful lover. “But that’s really me. I’m a very life-imitates-art type of guy. I just kind of pour my heart into my music.”

Although surprised at the nomination for this years event the star has not entirely given hope of a stage appearance on Sunday  after revealing, “I’m trying to get me some camera seats just in case they call my name”

As revealed to you last week on RapIreland.com, this year’s Grammys are set to be one of the biggest years for R’n’B & Hip Hop with Eminem, who will also perform on the night, up for an unprecedented 10 awards and we will have all the details for you as soon as the hugely anticipated ceremony has concluded.


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