Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Tags: dance eurodance 90s pop electronic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Nester Alexander Haddaway, Tobago, West Indies. A lightweight dance music artist licensed to Arista Records from his German home at Coconut/Logic Records, 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, to find employment as a singer and dancer. There he formed a band, Elegato, with keyboard player Alex Trime, before embarking on solo work with the production duo of Dee Dee Halligan and Junior Turello in 1992. Halligan and Turello, also known as Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann respectively, jointly headed the Coconut record label. They had previously produced Bad Boys Blue, Chypnotic and the Hollies. 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...

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