NAV has dropped “Lately,” the first track from his forthcoming album NAV 2, an album that was fully written and produced by NAV. “Lately” is his first song since last year’s Demon’s Protected By Angels, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop and Rap charts, marking NAV’s third album to reach the top spot. The album would go on to become the second most streamed rap album of the year on Spotify. More details on NAV 2 coming soon.
Next week the chart-topping artist will take the road for the first time since the pandemic for a 22-date national tour. With support from RealestK and SoFaygo, the tour kicks off next this coming Tuesday, February 14th in Minneapolis, MN at the Fillmore, with stops in Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Vancouver, BC, Denver, CO and more before wrapping up on Tuesday, April 11th in his hometown of Toronto, ON with a special headline performance at Scotiabank Arena featuring Bryson Tiller. Tickets for the tour can be found HERE.
Navraj Singh Goraya, known to the world as NAV, is a true renaissance man who has manifested a brilliant future for himself. As a Canadian-grown musician, he learned piano by ear, and later took lessons to further refine his song production abilities. It was a no-brainer that NAV would join the ranks at XO, with The Weeknd as its figurehead, becoming XO Records’ first official signee with 9 Billion Global streams, 11 Million RIAA-certified digital units, 4 RIAA Gold albums, and 11 Hot 100 Hits under his belt. The critically lauded rapper and producer recently released his fourth album Demons Protected By Angels featuring Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Future, Travis Scott, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop and Rap charts with over 275 million streams globally, marking NAV’s fifth consecutive top 10 album in the US. He made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “One Time” with Don Toliver. Standout track “Never Sleep” ft. Travis Scott and Lil Baby also garnered over 40 million streams in the first month of its release. Prior to this, NAV shared Emergency Tsunami (2021) which racked up 580 million Global Streams to date and another show stopping Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance of “Young Wheezy” alongside Gunna. His previously celebrated albums Bad Habits (2019), which is RIAA-certified Gold, and Good Intentions (2020) each debuted at #1 on Billboard – totaling three #1 albums in a short period of time for NAV – while his certified Gold debut project Reckless (2018) continues to be a cultural force. The beloved XO superstar has received high praise from outlets including GQ, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, Hypebeast, Okayplayer, and many more. His goal to show the world the breadth of his talent has paid off with consecutive #1 charting albums, and sold out shows worldwide.