Singer Haddaway with Caribbean roots in Tobago, doesn’t merely have rhythm in his blood. The all-rounder played in a jazz band, learned trumpet and is a trained singer and dancer. In 1989, he left the USA for Germany with a doctorate in political science and history, and also played American Football for the Cologne Crocodiles. While recording demo tapes at Coconut Studios, Karin Hartmann became aware of him, and the Coconut production team took Haddaway swiftly under their wing.
Haddaway made his breakthrough worldwide in early 1993 with the debut single “What is Love”. The Eurodance earworm became a worldwide hit and top 10 success for up to 52 weeks in some countries such as # 2 in GER and UK, and # 11 on the US billboard charts. The follow-up singles Life, Rock My Heart, Fly Away or I miss You were also top 20 hits. His debut “Haddaway – The Album”, released in 1993, was also a success.
In 2007, Klaas successfully remixed “What is love” – and in 2010 Eminem released the song “No Love” on his album Recovery, the hookline and chorus are based on Haddaway’s biggest hit. Alexander Nestor Haddaway and his family now live in Kitzbuehel, Austria – because the singer loves winter sports. He is still active live: Haddaway is booked annually for up to 120 performances around the world.