Navraj Singh Goraya (born November 3, 1989), better known by his stage name NAV, is a 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 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 big cosigns he’s gotten speak loudest.
It is not known when NAV's next project will be releasing or what it will be named. However, NAV has been recently working on new music and should have a project coming sometime in 2019.