Nestor Alexander Haddaway, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies.
A dance music artist licensed to Coconut Music, Haddaway scored a huge crossover hit
throughout Europe with the anthemic ‘What Is Love’ in 1993, followed by the equally
strident ‘Life’.
The artist grew up in Washington, DC, USA, before relocating to Cologne, Germany.
Backed by the songwriting and production expertise of Trime, Halligan and Turello, ‘What
Is Love’, originally written as a ballad, eventually reached number 2 in the UK charts in
April 1993. ‘Life’ reached number 6 a few months later, ensuring Haddaway’s status as
Europe’s most successful solo artist of 1993.
His debut album achieved gold status and reached the UK Top 10.
Follow-up single Life was a big U.S. and European dance hit. His debut album spawned
two more European hit singles: "I Miss You" and "Rock My Heart."
"What Is Love" has been re-mixed and re-released dozens of times. The track had a
resurrection in popularity following a prominent role in a Saturday Night Live skit, which
later became the 1998 film A Night at the Roxbury