Navraj Singh Goraya (born November 3, 1989), better known by his stage name NAV, is a Punjabi Sikh Canadian hip hop recording artist and record producer from Rexdale, Ontario, Canada. Following in the footsteps of his XO label boss The Weeknd, Rexdale (district of Toronto), NAV has preferred to let his SoundCloud do the talking in the early stages of his career. Although going largely unnoticed at the time of its release, NAV’s first noteworthy production credit was in 2015 when he helped co-produce Drake’s Back to Back diss track towards Meek Mill. After a string of successful SoundCloud hits including Myself in 2016, the co-founder of XO, Amir “Cash” Esmailian, reached out to NAV, allowing him to expand from the revolutionary music platform. NAV has grabbed numerous features since linking up with The Weeknd and the rest of XO – his first and arguably most recognizable being Travis Scott’s a “beibs in the trap”.
2017 started off with his biggest solo song yet, “Some Way,” featuring The Weeknd on the first verse and hook duties. Ten days later — on February 25th — Nav followed up with his debut self-titled mixtape; NAV. As little is known about him biographically, the cool kids cosigns he’s gotten speak loudest.
Following his mixtape NAV, he went on to release a collaborative project with Atlanta producer Metro Boomin, titled Perfect Timing.
In 2018 NAV released his debut album, RECKLESS, which featured the hits “Wanted You” with Lil Uzi Vert and “Champion” with Travis Scott.
Following Lil Uzi Vert’s retirement claims, NAV made similar claims, but in March of 2019, NAV’s manager “Cash” dropped the Brown Boy EP that used unreleased songs from NAV’s phone. Just after the release, it was announced that the following week the world would finally get NAV’s sophomore album, Bad Habits, executive produced by The Weeknd.