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Nav Rapper
Nav
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Nav performing in Toronto, August 2017
Background information
Navraj Singh Goraya
  • Nav
  • Beats by Nav
  • Navraj Beats
Born (1989-11-03) November 3, 1989 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
2015-present
Labels

Navraj Singh Goraya (born November 3, 1989), better known by his stage name Nav (stylized as NAV), is a Canadian hip hop recording artist and record producer from Rexdale, Ontario, Canada.[1] He is signed to XO and Republic Records.[2][3]

Early life

Navraj Singh Goraya was born on November 3, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario and was raised in the city's Rexdale neighbourhood. He is of Punjabi descent; his parents were born in Punjab, India. His mother was a computer manufacturer and his father was a forklift driver.[4] Goraya first became interested in music after his mother bought him a boombox in the third grade.[5] His uncle, who was a popular singer in India, also brought him to a studio.[6] He began making mash-ups in high school and producing beats for local underground Toronto artists, and became popular on SoundCloud. Goraya first started producing using Sony's ACID Pro software.[4]

Music career

2015-present: Commercial debut

In September 2015, Nav released one of his earliest songs to his SoundCloud account, called "Take Me Simple", which has been listened to over ten million times.[7] In July 2015, Nav contributed production and writing to Drake's diss of Meek Mill, "Back to Back". In 2016, "Take Me Simple" and "The Man" were featured on Drake's OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1.[8][9]

In September 2016, Nav collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott on Scott's song "Beibs in the Trap" from his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which Nav also co-wrote and co-produced. It peaked at number 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100,[10] and by July 2017, had been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after selling over a million copies domestically.[11] In February 2017, after signing to the XO label and Republic Records Nav produced and co-produced his debut commercial self-titled mixtape, which included by the lead single, "Some Way" featuring The Weeknd. The mixtape included "Myself".

Nav released the collaboration mixtape, Perfect Timing with producer Metro Boomin on July 21, 2017.[12] The lead single from the album, "Call Me", peaked at 89 on the Canadian Hot 100. Nav released the single "Wanted You" featuring Lil Uzi Vert on November 3, 2017. The single is Nav's first as a lead artist to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

He received a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018.[13]

Discography

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[14]
US
[15]
US
R&B/HH

[16]
US Rap
[17]
The Introduction
  • Released: September 4, 2016[18]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Labels: Self-released (initial); XO, Republic (re-release)
-- -- -- --
Nav[19] 4 24 12 9
Perfect Timing
(with Metro Boomin)[21]
  • Released: July 21, 2017[22]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Labels: Boominati Worldwide, XO, Republic
7 13 7 7

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[23]
US
[24]
US
Bub.

[25]
US
R&B/HH

[26]
"Some Way"[27]
(featuring The Weeknd)
2017 31 -- 1 38 Nav
"Myself"[29] -- -- -- --[A]
"Call Me"[31]
(with Metro Boomin)
65 -- 25 --[B] Perfect Timing
"Perfect Timing (Intro)"[32]
(with Metro Boomin)
89 -- -- --
"Wanted You"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
33 64 -- 27 TBA
"Freshman List"[34] 2018 49 -- -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[35]
US
[10]
US
R&B
/HH

[36]
"Beibs in the Trap"[37]
(Travis Scott featuring Nav)
2016 52 90 38 Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
"Minute"
(with Metro Boomin featuring Offset and Playboi Carti)
2017 76 --[C] --[D] Perfect Timing
"A$AP Ferg"
(with Metro Boomin featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
88 -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Re Up" 2016 Belly Inzombia
"What Do You Do" 2017 ASAP Ferg Still Striving
"Bali"[39] 88GLAM 88GLAM
"Phone"[40] Smokepurpp TBA
"Car Sick" 2018 Gunna Drip Season 3
"Dance for Me" Tory Lanez Memories Don't Die
"Maintain"[41] Belly Midnight Zone

Production discography

2015

Drake

2016

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

2017

Nav - Nav

  • 1. "Myself"
  • 2. "Nav" (produced with DannyBoyStyles)
  • 3. "My Mind"
  • 4. "Good for It"
  • 5. "Lonely" (produced with Rex Kudo)
  • 6. "Up" (produced with Metro Boomin)
  • 7. "Interlude"
  • 8. "Sleep"
  • 9. "Mariah" (produced with Rex Kudo)
  • 10. "Some Way" (featuring The Weeknd)
  • 11. "TTD"

Kodak Black - Painting Pictures

  • 8. "Save You" (produced with Ben Billions)

Nav - Perfect Timing

  • 4. "ASAP Ferg" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) (produced with Metro Boomin)
  • 5. "Held Me Down" (produced with Metro Boomin and Cubeatz)
  • 6. "Minute" (featuring Playboi Carti and Offset) (produced with Metro Boomin and Pi'erre Bourne)
  • 12. "Rich" (produced with Metro Boomin)
  • 14. "I Am" (produced with Metro Boomin and DannyBoyStyles)
  • 15. "NavUziMetro#Pt2" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) (produced with Metro Boomin and Trouble Trouble)

A Boogie wit da Hoodie - The Bigger Artist

  • 8. "Get to You" (produced with Metro Boomin and Southside)

Gucci Mane - Mr. Davis

  • 6. "Curve" (featuring The Weeknd) (produced with Frost)

2018

Gunna - Drip Season 3

  • 10. "Car Sick" (featuring Nav and Metro Boomin) (produced with Metro Boomin)

Notes

  1. ^ "Myself" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number five on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[30]
  2. ^ "Call Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[30]
  3. ^ "Minute" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[25]
  4. ^ "Minute" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[30]

References

  1. ^ Navraj "Nav" Goraya. "Navraj "Nav" Goraya | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Nav Signs Deal With The Weeknd's XO Records - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Jona. (2016-07-01). "How We Came To The Conclusion Toronto Rapper Nav Is a Member of The Weeknd's XO". Made-in-toronto.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "Nav Is the "First Brown Boy to Get It Popping" and His Meteoric Rise Is Far From Over". Complex. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Nav: Meet the Toronto Rapper-Producer Opening the Weeknd's Starboy Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Carter, Brooke (2017-08-05). "Nav Net Worth - How Wealthy is the Rapper Now? - The Gazette Review". The Gazette Review. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "NAV". SoundCloud. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ https://genius.com/Drake-ovo-sound-radio-episode-13-tracklist-lyrics
  9. ^ https://genius.com/Drake-ovo-sound-radio-episode-16-tracklist-lyrics
  10. ^ a b "Travis Scott - Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "Travis Scott & Nav's "Biebs In The Trap" Just Went Platinum". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Nav and Metro Boomin Drop 'Perfect Timing' Project - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, February 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "NAV - Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "NAV - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "NAV - Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "NAV - Chart History: Top Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Nav-Spotify". Spotify. September 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  19. ^ @beatsbynav (2012-11-23). "This is the track listing for my self..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2017 - via Twitter. 
  20. ^ @beatsbynav (2017-02-17). "My first mixtape will be dropping Feb..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2017 - via Twitter. 
  21. ^ @beatsbynav (2017-02-22). "With my bro @MetroBoomin working on..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2017 - via Twitter. 
  22. ^ "Nav, Metro Boomin Announce "Perfect Timing" Release Date, Is Dropping New Track Tomorrow". HotNewHipHop. July 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "NAV Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2018. 
  24. ^ "NAV Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  25. ^ a b "Chart Search for NAV (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ "NAV - Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "Some Way (feat. The Weeknd) - Single by NAV on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ a b c d e "Gold/Platinum - Music Canada". Music Canada. Retrieved 2018. 
  29. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic/Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on March 23, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ a b c "Chart Search for Nav (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  31. ^ "Call Me - Single by NAV & Metro Boomin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  32. ^ "Perfect Timing (Intro) - Single by NAV & Metro Boomin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  33. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018. 
  34. ^ Lilah, Rose (March 15, 2018). "Nav Debuts "Freshman List" Single Ahead Of Tour". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018. 
  35. ^ "Travis Scott - Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016. 
  36. ^ "Travis Scott - Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016. 
  37. ^ "Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 2016-09-02. Retrieved . 
  38. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Travis Scott". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017. 
  39. ^ "88GLAM by 88GLAM on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2018. 
  40. ^ "Phone (feat. NAV) - Single by Smokepurpp on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2018. 
  41. ^ "Maintain (feat. NAV) - Single by Belly on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2018. 
  42. ^ "BMI | Repertoire Search". BMI. 

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