Born March 7, 1982 in Queens, NY, Xavier was offered a second chance at life. Despite having two biological siblings, he was raised as an only child, having been blessed to have a loving mother in his aunt, Bertha Lewis. They moved several times, finally landing in Miami, FL, where the pursuit of his dreams would begin. Valuing his gift of a mother, Xavier had no choice but to respect her upbringing. She raised him in church, encouraging him to showcase his talents in the church choir. It was at those moments that the handsome kid, young and stylish with a powerful, soulful voice would debut, as many stellar vocalists before him, in church. Xavier's passion for music was ignited, along with his deep love for the arts. Thus began his buzzed-about singing career. During his days at Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL, an institution of both higher learning and creativity that has turned out numbers of notable musicians, such as Prince, Take 6 and Brian McKnight, Xavier honed his craft in their touring gospel choir, Dynamic Praise.