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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About XO Rapper/Producer, NAV

Posted on August 15, 2017

Born Navraj Goraya, hit producer NAV has been making his mark in the music scene! Though he is from Toronto, he certainly has more than just that one city talking about him. Find out more about the man behind the hits:

1. NAV’s uncle was a popular Indian singer and was one of the first to bring him to a studio to produce beats


2. The first time NAV ever performed was at the O2 Arena in London, in front of 20,000 people, while on tour with The Weeknd


3. He has 5 songs in Soundcloud’s Top 50


4. He is a special guest on The Weeknd’s 2017 Starboy Tour


5. He co-produced the beat for Drake’s “Back to Back”

6. He is signed to The Weeknd’s label, XO


7. Going forward, he will be his own producer (so that he can get back to his original sound) 


8. He makes a cameo in Playboi Carti’s music video for “Magnolia”

9. He collaborates with an artist based on their music being a right fit for him 


10. His first real gig booked was Coachella’s 2017 edition


We can’t help but imagine how many x’s mark complete on NAV’s bucket list. Want to learn even more about the Toronto based producer? Check out his interview with Rolling Stone here. We can’t wait to see what BIG news comes next for NAV — cause we do know this is just the beginning for him!

Let us know what you think about NAV by commenting/reacting below, or tweeting us @umusic! 🙂