Nav is a Canadian singer and rapper who started as a music producer for Toronto-based artists such as Drake before starting his own solo career. Nav produced the song Back to Back for Drake in 2015, which helped to raise his profile as an up-and-coming music producer. His 2016 song Myself was released online and went viral, leading to an offer to join XO Records, a music publishing company owned by Canadian singer The Weeknd.
As of 2023, Nav's net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Given Name||Navraj Singh Goraya|
|Source(s) of Fame||Singer, Rapper|
|Date of Birth||November 3, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Ontario, Canada|
Nav was born and raised in Toronto, Canada on 3 November 1989. His parents are Punjabi Sikh immigrants who moved from Punjab, India to settle in Toronto. His family lived in Rexdale, a neighborhood in Toronto.
His father worked as a forklift operator while his mother got a job as a computer engineer. When Nav was in the third grade, his mother bought him a boombox which helped inspire his interest in contemporary music.
While still in school, Nav began producing beats for underground artists in Toronto and making mashups of rap and R&B music. At the time he used a Sony music production software called Acid Pro.
Nav joined West Number Junior Middle School and later went to Thistletown Collegiate Institute for his high school diploma. After high school, he attended the Metalworks Institute in Mississauga, Ontario.
He studied Audio Production and graduated with a diploma.
Nav was cultivating a career as a record producer when in July 2015 he was offered to produce a record called Back to Back by Canadian rapper Drake. The following year, Drake included a song by Nav on his OVO Sound Radio.
By September 2016, Nav had recorded several songs, some of which he uploaded to his SoundCloud account. One if these songs was called Take Me Simple. He later uploaded the song Myself, which quickly went viral and led to multiple offers from recording companies.
Following the success of his songs online, Nav went on to sign with XO Records and Republic Records. He also signed with renowned talent manager Amir “Cash” Esmalian. In September 2016 Nav was featured in a sing by American rapper Travis Scott called Beibs in the Trap.
Nav had co-written the song with Scott and directed the music video as well. The sing was certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Nav was nominated for two Juno Awards for his first album Reckless. On March 22 2019 he released Hus second album Bad Habits, which was released under XO Records and Republic Records.
The album features multiple guest appearances by artists such as the Weeknd, Young Thug, Meek Mill, and Young Durk. The lead single Know Me was initially recorded in 2018. In 2020 he released an album called Good Intentions under the same record labels.
Nav has also released a mixtape called Emergency Tsunami which was produced by Wheezy, an American-based record producer.
Nav has caused controversy over his use of the word “nigga” in his music. In his defense, Nav explained that the multicultural aspect of his old neighborhood led to his continued use of the term. In s video posted to his social media, Nav vowed to stop using the term as it attracted significant backlash from fans and music critics.
Nav is followed by $2.1 million people on Instagram. He is also active on Twitter which he uses to post clips of his music for his fans. He has used social media to post new music to a global audience, which has helped raise his profile as a recording artist.
Nav is a Canadian singer and rapper with a net worth of $5 million. He started out as an amateur record producer while still in high school and eventually went on to produce music for artists such as Drake and Travis Scott. Nav has released three platinum albums and a mixtape called Emergency Tsunami.