Xavier Kurt Naidoo (born 2 October 1971 in Mannheim, Germany) is a German singer and songwriter of a South African mother of Arabic descent and South African father of Indian and German descent, who sings in German and occasionally in English. He is known for his soulful voice and has collaborated with several famous artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Deborah Cox and 3-P's Sabrina Setlur, along with the Swiss artist Stress. Many of his lyrics show his deep Christian beliefs.
He sings in a number of styles, including soul, R&B and hip hop. His most famous releases include "Ich kenne nichts" ("I Know Nothing"), "20,000 Meilen" ("20,000 Miles"), "Soul on Fire", "Dieser Weg" ("This Path"), "Danke" ("Thanks") and "Sie sieht mich nicht" ("She Doesn't See Me"), which was featured on the German release of the film soundtrack for Asterix. Naidoo's popularity has massively increased since he joined groups like Söhne Mannheims (Sons of Mannheim), and Brothers Keepers and the charity project Zeichen der Zeit (Signs of the Times) in the early 2000s.
His first album, "Seeing is Believing", was released only in the USA, but his 1998 album "Nicht von dieser Welt" ("Not Of This World") reached #1 in Germany, #5 in Austria and #12 in Switzerland. He gained major success with the 2002 album "Zwischenspiel - Alles für den Herrn" ("Interlude - Everything For The Lord"). The most successful album was released in 2005, entitled "Telegramm für X" ("Telegram For X"). The German singer's most recent album is entitled "Alles kann besser werden" ("Everything Can Be Better"), of which the first single shared the same name and featured young Irish musician Janet Grogan. This October 2009 release features cover art provided by Dutch artist Chris Berens.