Artist Information for NAV

NAV Artist Image

Name: NAV

Followers: 3,463,928

Monthly Listeners: 11,351,989

Top Cities:

  • Toronto, CA (174,368 listeners)
  • Chicago, US (159,883 listeners)
  • Los Angeles, US (155,818 listeners)
  • New York City, US (144,314 listeners)
  • London, GB (143,262 listeners)

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Biography:
Punjabi-Canadian rapper and producer NAV rides hypnotic trap beats with his wavy sing-rap flow, crafting a sonic blend that draws upon styles similar to contemporaries such as Post Malone, Rae Sremmurd, and Drake. After reaching Canadian and U.S. chart peaks with the mixtapes NAV and the Metro Boomin collaboration Perfect Timing, he issued his official studio debut, Reckless, in 2018. He topped the Canadian Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 the next year with Bad Habits and did the same in 2020 with Good Intentions. His fourth album, Demons Protected by Angels, appeared in 2022, with singles like "Baller" leading up to the 2023 mixtape Nav2. Born Navraj Goraya in Toronto, he had his first taste of fame when reality TV star Kylie Jenner posted a Snapchat video of herself singing along to his song "Myself." The mysterious star had been steadily building a large following through a string of releases via his SoundCloud account, beginning in 2015 with "Take Me Simple." Along with the Jenner endorsement, NAV accumulated a number of high-profile connections that propelled his career forward. In January 2016, his track "Take Me Simple" was featured on fellow Canadian Drake's OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1, and later that same year he appeared on -- and in the video for -- hip-hop star Travis Scott's single "Beibs in the Trap." With his profile steadily increasing, he signed to XO, the Canadian record label founded by the Weeknd. NAV's self-titled mixtape appeared in early 2017, and it was chock-full of his by-now-trademark silky vocals and slick beats. The release was preceded by the lead single "Some Way," which also featured the Weeknd. That same year, he also put out the Perfect Timing mixtape, on which he collaborated with Atlanta-based producer Metro Boomin. NAV's single "Wanted You," which featured Lil Uzi Vert, charted on Billboard's Top 100 and he followed up in early 2018 with the solo single "Freshman List." Both tracks were featured on his debut studio album, Reckless, which was released on XO and Republic in May of that year. Landing in the U.S. Top Ten, the set featured guests Quavo, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, and Gunna. Less than a year later, NAV made a quick turnaround with sophomore follow-up Bad Habits, which debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart and the Billboard 200. Gunna returned alongside Meek Mill, Young Thug, Lil Durk, and XO label founder the Weeknd. NAV's third studio album, Good Intentions, arrived in May of 2020. The record continued with the regular roster of featured artists, with contributions from Future, Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, and other top-name rappers. The expanded Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Edition) arrived soon after with bonus material and helped push NAV back to the top of the Canadian Albums and Billboard 200 charts. The rapper closed out the year by teaming up with producer Wheezy for collaborative tape Emergency Tsunami. "Never Sleep," a single with Lil Baby and Travis Scott, appeared in 2022, preceding NAV's fourth full-length, Demons Protected by Angels. The LP debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. In 2023, NAV released the single "Lately" and appeared on "Calling," a song by Metro Boomin and Swae Lee recorded for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Solo track "Baller" appeared in advance of the mixtape Nav2. ~ Bekki Bemrose, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Wrong Decisions Album Image Wrong Decisions
Label: XO Records / Republic Records
Release Date: 2022-08-23
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
On My Own (2016) Album Image On My Own (2016)
Label: XO / Repuiblic Records
Release Date: 2016-02-10
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Freshman List Album Image Freshman List
Label: XO Records
Release Date: 2018-03-16
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Emergency Tsunami Album Image Emergency Tsunami
Label: XO Records
Release Date: 2020-11-02
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
Double Faces Album Image Double Faces
Label: Money Musik Inc
Release Date: 2023-02-03
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Good Intentions Album Image Good Intentions
Label: Republic Records
Release Date: 2020-05-08
Track Count: 18
Total Play Count: 0
Know Me Album Image Know Me
Label: XO Records, LLC and Republic Records
Release Date: 2018-11-02
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Fell In Love (2016) Album Image Fell In Love (2016)
Label: XO / Repuiblic Records
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Turks Album Image Turks
Label: Republic Records
Release Date: 2020-03-27
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Never Sleep Album Image Never Sleep
Label: XO Records / Republic Records
Release Date: 2022-07-29
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Lemonade (feat. NAV) Track Image Lemonade (feat. NAV)
Playcount: 1,322,599,264
Duration: 03:15
Lemonade (feat. NAV) Track Image Lemonade (feat. NAV)
Playcount: 1,322,599,264
Duration: 03:15
Lemonade (feat. NAV) Track Image Lemonade (feat. NAV)
Playcount: 1,322,599,264
Duration: 03:15
Lemonade (with Gunna and Don Toliver feat. NAV) Track Image Lemonade (with Gunna and Don Toliver feat. NAV)
Playcount: 1,320,807,810
Duration: 03:15
Lemonade (with Gunna and Don Toliver feat. NAV) Track Image Lemonade (with Gunna and Don Toliver feat. NAV)
Playcount: 1,320,807,810
Duration: 03:15
Some Way Track Image Some Way
Playcount: 395,795,486
Duration: 02:59
Champion (feat. Travis Scott) Track Image Champion (feat. Travis Scott)
Playcount: 381,265,604
Duration: 03:15
Myself Track Image Myself
Playcount: 363,956,895
Duration: 03:46
Wanted You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) Track Image Wanted You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Playcount: 337,440,722
Duration: 03:48
Wanted You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) Track Image Wanted You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Playcount: 337,440,722
Duration: 03:48

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Gunna Artist Image Gunna
Collaborations: 41
Metro Boomin Artist Image Metro Boomin
Collaborations: 22
Don Toliver Artist Image Don Toliver
Collaborations: 22
Young Thug Artist Image Young Thug
Collaborations: 21
Lil Uzi Vert Artist Image Lil Uzi Vert
Collaborations: 19
Lil Durk Artist Image Lil Durk
Collaborations: 16
Travis Scott Artist Image Travis Scott
Collaborations: 15
Future Artist Image Future
Collaborations: 13
Belly Artist Image Belly
Collaborations: 12
Internet Money Artist Image Internet Money
Collaborations: 12