Nav (Rapper) Biography

Real NameNavraj Singh Goraya
Born03 November 1989
BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Height5′ 8” or 172cm
SchoolThistletown Collegiate Institute, Toronto
CollegeMetalworks Institute, Mississauga
QualificationAudio Production and Engineering (Diploma)
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameUnknown
OccupationRapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Year Active2016 – Present

Nav is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Toronto, Ontario. Nav began his career as a producer, and co-produced fellow Canadian rapper Drake’s single “Back to Back” in 2015. His studio studio album ”Bad Habits” ranked number one on the US Billboard 200. In 2020, Nav released “Turks” with Gunna and peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Personal Life

  • Navraj Singh Goraya was born on November 03, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, and was raised in Rexdale.
  • Nav family is from the northern state of Punjab in India and his father operated a forklift and her mother was involved in computer manufacturing.
  • Nav did his schooling from Thistletown Collegiate Institute, Toronto and completed his diploma from Metalworks Institute, Mississauga in Audio Production and Engineering.
  • Goraya first became interested in music after his mother bought him a boombox in the third grade.
  • His uncle was also a popular singer in Punjab and brought him to a studio, later 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.

Music Career

  • Nav began his career as a producer, and co-produced fellow Canadian rapper Drake’s single ”Back to Back” in 2015.
  • Later, he gained mainstream attention in 2016 when his song “Myself” which went viral and he is also signed to Canadian singer the Weeknd’s record label XO Records and Republic Records.
  • Nav released his self-titled debut mixtape, as well as his collaborative mixtape ”Perfect Timing” with American record producer Metro Boomin in 2017.
  • Nav released his debut studio album ”Reckless” in 2018 and second studio album ”Bad Habits” in 2019 which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.
  • In 2020, Nav released his highest-charting song as a lead artist “Turks” with Gunna, featuring Travis Scott, which debuted and peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • It serves as the lead single to his third studio album ”Good Intentions” (2020), which was released later and then became his second number-one album on the US Billboard 200.
  • Soon, he released its deluxe edition titled Brown Boy 2 which is also a sequel of his unofficial EP titled Brown Boy (2019), which Cash published on Audiomack a week before Bad Habits.
  • He then earned his highest-charting song in total from his feature alongside American rapper and singer ”Don Toliver” on record label Internet Money and Gunna’s single “Lemonade”, which eventually peaked at number 6 on the Hot 100.


  • In June 2017, Nav had received backlash from some members of his musical audience for continuously using the word “nigga” in his songs such as on “My Mind”, “TTD”, and other songs.
  • In an interview, Nav stated that the neighborhood he grew up in of Rexdale is very multicultural and commonly used among his friends, but later stated that he would no longer use this term in his music anymore.
Nav Childhood
Nav Childhood
Nav with Weeknd



2017NAVXO, Republic
2018RecklessXO, Republic
2019Bad HabitsXO, Republic
2020Good IntentionsXO, Republic
2020Brown Boy 2XO, Republic


2017Some WayXO, Republic
2017MyselfXO, Republic
2017Perfect Timing (Intro)XO, Republic
2017Call MeXO, Republic
2017Wanted YouXO, Republic
2018Freshman ListXO, Republic
2018ChampionXO, Republic
2018Know MeXO, Republic
2019TapXO, Republic
2020TurksXO, Republic
2020Painless 2XO, Republic
2021Young WheezyXO, Republic


Social Media

Social MediaCountsProfiles
Facebook500,000 FollowersLink
Instagram2.1 MillionLink
Twitter820,000 FollowersLink
SnapchatScan To AddLink
Youtube1.5 MillionLink


SoundCloud620k FollowersLink
Spotify8.4M Monthly ListenersLink
Apple MusicListenLink



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