Alexander Nestor Haddaway (born January 9, 1965) known as Haddaway is a Trinidadian-German singer. He is best known for his 1993 song "What is Love". The song was featured in the movie Night at the Roxbury and on Saturday Night Live.
Haddaway was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He moved to the United States to live with his mother in Maryland City, Maryland. He went to high school in Maryland. He studied Political science and History at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 1984, He moved to Cologne, Germany.
In 1992 Haddaway was signed to Coconut Records. His first album Haddaway was released by Arista Records.