The American pop-music has a new ruler on hand, and he is Nathan John Feuerstein aka NF. Nathan is the new rapper, singer and songwriter whose songs are widely popular for being catchy and having a relatable lyrics.
With a recent record of hitting the charts at No.1 with his album, The Search in Billboard's Hot 200, NF has not only set a steady foot in the music industry but has also beat Chance the Rapper.
We don't know whether the 28-year-old will be able to beat the rest, but he surely is winning the hearts of millions. So, here's something you probably need to know about the rapper before he goes off, breaking more records.
Who is NF?
Born and raised in Gladwin, Michigan on March 30, 1991, Nathan did not have a stable childhood. His parents were divorced, and lived with his mother at the beginning but left the place after her boyfriend started abusing him. He then lived with his father.
In 2009, his mother died of an overdose which led him dedicating a song How Could You Leave Us to her. He found relief by listening to music and also channeled his inner disturbances by writing and singing songs. NF graduated from Gladwin High School in 2009 and then started a career at the Fine Arts Festivals in Michigan.
How did NF get into rapping?
Nathan used rap as an escape during his childhood and used to sing on Karaoke machines. The guy pretty much listened to Eminem for years and considered him to be a great influencer, godfather, and idol.
He then slowly shared Eminem's machine gun flow rapping style and started recording singles. He initially started out in the Christian music world and is also known as the "Christian Rapper." NF is consciously trying to make himself an established hip-hop artist.
What is NF's rapping style?
Unlike the rest, NF has a pretty "radio-friendly" sort of music. His lyrics are considered to be moody and literal incorporated with songs related to heartbreaks, self-doubts, betrayals and the obstacles he faced in life.
He usually performs with an appearance like the Joker, having an extended smile drawn over his face which, according to him, represents the superficial positivity of the society.
NF Career & Discography
NF first independently released his debut studio album, Moments on November 29, 2010. The following year on August 2, he released his debut single, Alone.
After grabbing the attention of Xist Music, on May 2, 2012, he released his debut extended play; I'm Free with production work from Profitt which consisted altogether of 9 songs. Since then he has released a number of singles including, Only One, Beautiful Addiction, I Just Wanna Know and Real.
In 2014, before the release of the EP, NF, he signed to Capitol Christian Group. The project turned out to be his breakthrough release on Billboard as it charted at No. 12 on the Christian Albums chart, No.4 at Top Gospel Albums and No. 15 at Top Rap Albums.
On March 31, 2015, he released his first studio album, Mansion by Capitol CMG. The following year on April 22, he released his second studio album, Therapy Session and his third album, Perception was released on October 6, 2017. The album debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200. The very next week, his single, Let You Down debuted at No.87 on the Hot 100 chart.
After reaching the top, NF went on a tour with rappers, Logic, and Kyle, hitting more than 30 cities in North America. The tour that lasted from June to August was certified platinum and sold over 1,000,000 units in January 2019 by the RIAA.
On January 19, 2018, NF released a single, No Name and on May 30, 2019, he released another single, The Search and later preceded an album of the same name on July 26. The Search, fourth studio album by NF reached number one beating Chance the Rapper's debut album, The Big Day.
Who is NF married to?
Nathan married Bridgette Doremus in early September of 2018. The two had a beautiful themed ceremony, which was a mesh of Nathan's simplistic and Bridgette's bohemian style. Bridgette is a health and fitness expert. She even has her own website called halfway-hippie.
NF Net Worth and Awards
The 28-year-old has a net worth of $6 million as of 2019 and has been nominated for various awards including, Rap/ Hip hop Recorded Song of The Year and Best New Pop Artist and has also won the GMA Dove Award for songs, Therapy Session and Oh Lord.