Bold, classy and incredibly talented, Nav is a Canadian rapper who is renowned for having very strong lyrics and for always putting up passionate and energetic stage performances. He has managed to catch the attention of millions of fans around Canada and abroad. His concerts are usually packed with enthusiastic fans who come out en masse to witness what many have described as ‘magic’. Over the years, he has built a community of very loyal followers on social media.
Nav has released a number of hit singles including Fell In Love as well as Myself and Up which made a lot of waves among fans of hip hop. He has been nominated for awards in recognition of his excellence behind the microphone and keeps churning out more work from the studio.
Nav Biography & Age
Nav was born on the 3rd day of the month of November in the year 1989. The rapper was born in Toronto, the capital of Ontario, Canada. He was raised by his parents in Ontario’s suburban district of Rexdale. It is important to know that Nav’s real name is Navraj Singh Goraya. He shortened Navraj to Nav when he began to get lots of attention as an artist.
Although he is apparently a Canadian man, Nav also has Punjabi Indian roots. This is because his parents have been identified to be Sikhs who are originally from the northern state of Punjab in India. According to reports, Nav’s father used to work as a forklift operator and his mother was involved in computer manufacturing. Nav has two siblings and he is the youngest of them all. His parents and the entire family have been very supportive of Nav’s career as a musician.
We know that he attended high school in Ontario but the name of the institution of learning has not been revealed. Also, it is not certain if he attended any college. One thing that is certain is that he was boiling with a burning desire to do music right from an early age.
What is Nav’s Net Worth?
Nav has made quite a lot of money over the years with his work as an artist. He has sold lots of records and has also sold out successful concerts, the venues of which were usually packed with enthusiastic fans. He is also a record producer who makes beats for sale and rakes in money for his work. These ventures have helped him consolidate on his financial independence.
At the moment, Nav’s exact net worth is not quite clear. However, reports have pegged his net worth between $700,000 and $1 million. It is expected that his worth will keep increasing as he keeps churning out more creative works.
Like most rappers, Nav is a classy man. He dresses nice and wears expensive outfits. He is also handsome and keeps his facial hair very neat. Fan of the rapper love his physique and demeanor and often tell that to him in his comment section on Instagram.
The rapper is of average height; he stands at 5 feet 8 inches. In addition to this, he is reported to weigh about 78 kg (171 lb).
Facts About The Canadian Rapper
1. How he started his career
Nav was a young boy when his hunger for music was fired up. According to reports, he took an interest in music after his mother bought him a boombox when he was in third grade. Also, one of his uncles who was a popular singer in Punjab started taking him to the studios where he saw all the musical equipment and became fascinated with them.
Nav’s fascination with musical equipment soon led him to learn how to make beats. In fact, when he started high school, he met local underground singers and began to produce beats for them for a fee. His popularity grew locally among the local singers who always came around him for beats. According to sources, Nav started producing beats using Sony’s ACID Pro software. He would soon expand to using other materials.
As his passion for making music grew, his attention to classes and books dropped and he started failing in class but he didn’t mind much because he was more interested in making music. Nav soon started recording his own songs and started catching the attention of more people.
2. His exploits as a rapper
As Nav continued making beats, he began to make some buzz in Canada, and soon, one of his beats reached the ears of Drake, one of America’s very popular rappers. Drake decided to use the beat and this even helped to make Nav more popular. He soon started putting up his songs on SoundCloud, a popular online audio distribution platform, and music sharing website. This was when things changed for him.
Nav uploaded his first song Take Me Simple on SoundCloud and it became a huge hit, garnering so many streams. Today, it has more than 12 million streams. He uploaded more songs on SoundCloud, winning more fans and getting more streams. He became one of Canada’s most streamed artist on SoundCloud.
He continued making more buzz and eventually collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott on Scott’s song called Beibs in the Trap. He also co-wrote and solely produced Scott’s album called Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The album went on to sell millions of copies and was certified platinum.
In 2017, Nav eventually got signed to XO Records and Republic Records. In February that year, he released his debut mixtape titled NAV which contained hit songs like Some Way which featured another popular Canadian singer, The Weeknd. The song made some waves around the country. Months later in July, he released another mixtape called Perfect Timing which featured other prominent artists.
To the delight of fans, Nav released his first studio album in May 2018. The album was called Reckless and it got his name on people’s lip. That year, the rapper was nominated to receive a Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Nav released his second studio album on March 22, 2019. The album was called Bad Habits and contained appearances from The Weeknd, Young Thug, Meek Mill, and others. The same year, he received two Juno Award nominations for Fan Choice and Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019.
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3. He retired and returned to music
Nav caused a stir among his many fans on January 12, 2019, when he announced that he was retiring from music after his colleague, Lil Uzi Vert, also announced he was retiring too. Nav’s retirement announcement did not go down well with his followers who wanted to see more of him. Many people kept pestering both Nav and Lil Uzi Vert to come out retirement.
Finally, in March 2019, Nav came out of retirement and subsequently released his second studio album, Bad Habits.