NF, born Nathan John Feuerstein, in Saginaw, Michigan on March 30,1991. His parents divorced, and he was raised by his father. His mother died of an accidental drug overdose in 2009. He was a 2009 graduate of Gladwin High School, and was on the basketball team. NF started his career by going to "Fine Arts Festival."
NF started making music in 2010, and released his debut album Moments under the name Nathan Feuerstein. During this time he also started working on his EP, NF, but didn't release it until 2014 because of a label dispute with Xist Music that caused them to part ways. Despite this, NF did return to make a song for Xist Music for their compilation album. The album was released on August 28, 2012. He released a single, Beautiful Addiction, on November 4, 2013 as Nate Feuerstein. He signed to Capitol CMG in 2014, before the release of the EP NF This project was his breakthrough release on the Billboard, as it charted on the Christian Albums chart at No. 12, on the Top Gospel Albums at No. 4, and on the Top Rap Albums at No. 15. This extended play was reviewed by Jesus Freak Hideout and New Release Tuesday, receiving two, three and a half star reviews. CCM Magazine reviewed the EP and awarded it four stars. His first studio album, Mansion, released on March 31, 2015 by Capitol CMG.
NF is featured on Flame's song "Start Over" and TobyMac's song "Til the Day I Die" on his album This Is Not a Test. His song "Intro" is featured on the video game Madden NFL 16. The music of NF has been heard on ESPN, VH1, Showtime, NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” and “Grimm,”, the new show "Shades of Blue" and was heard during the season finale trailer of Fox’s hit show “Empire.” His music video for “Intro” exclusively premiered on MTV.com‘s homepage, and the video has also appeared on MTVU, Absolute Punk, 2Dopeboyz, Raps & Hustles and The College Dropouts.
On February 12, 2016 NF announced his second studio album, Therapy Session, was due to be released April 21, 2016.His new single from this album, "I Just Wanna Know", was released on April 8, 2016.