In 2015 Michigan rapper NF emerged on the scene, and just three years later he finds his latest, Perception, landing at the top of the Billboard 200 chart as the #1 album in the USA upon release. With genuine fan-fueled momentum, NF is perhaps the biggest underground success story of the year.
With Perception, NF scored not only his first Top 10 charting release, but also his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. His single “Let You Down” has stacked over 25 million combined streams in its first month and trended at No. 1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart, appearing on the Viral 50 Chart in over fifty countries; but all of that doesn’t even begin to factor in the passion his fans show as they connect with the music and share their own struggles. As Forbes noted upon Perception’s chart topping release, “NF’s success speaks to what can be done these days outside of the traditional system,” proving that with his strong fan base and his incredible drive, the success of NF’s Real Music is a true testament to his status as an emerging talent in the hip hop world.