Nauzet Gutiérrez Hernández, professionally known as Nau, is a Spanish singer, YouTube star, and social media influencer. He is one half of the singing duo ‘Adexe & Nau,’ along with his younger brother. After gaining initial fame through their YouTube channel, where they post covers of popular songs, they made their mainstream debut with their first album, ‘Tú y Yo’, in 2017. A native of the Canary Islands, Nau and his brother grew up in an affluent family. Initially, it was Adexe who garnered the attention of composer and singer Iván Troyano after he sang at a party that Troyano was attending. Their YouTube channel was set up for Adexe under the username AdexeOficial in December 2013. Nau, who was also an aspiring singer, formed Adexe & Nau with his brother in June 2015. Their channel’s name was subsequently changed as well. Since then, they have accumulated eight million subscribers and around three billion views on their channel.
Rise to Fame
In 2013, when Nau was 11 years old, his seven-year-old brother climbed up on a table and started singing at a family celebration. Popular composer and singer Iván Troyano was one of the guests attending the event. Impressed by Adexe’s talent, he reached out to the family, proposing to collaborate with the boy. Subsequently, Troyano and Adexe, along with Santos Real, recorded a song titled ‘Soy el única’ (I’m the Only One) for the YouTube channel LT Global Music. They also appeared together in the music video for the song. This marked the beginning of what would be a long professional relationship between the two. They worked together on a song called ‘Your Illusion’, which was composed by Troyano himself and produced by Lupion.
Adexe’s YouTube channel was set up on December 22, 2013, and the first video was posted about a week later, on 28 December. Titled ‘Primera entrevista a Adexe junto a Ivan Troyano en Zona Urbana Radio’, the video has accumulated over two hundred thousand views. It shows the first interview Adexe has ever given. Appearing alongside his mentor Troyano, he can be seen speaking about ‘Soy el única’ and his musical aspirations.
A few months later, Nau had a conversation with his parents and convinced them of his own musical talent. They subsequently contacted Troyano and asked him if the next cover could be done by both the brothers. Troyano agreed and the cover of ‘Si tú no estás’ by Nicky Jam was posted on their channel on June 7, 2015. The video has garnered over 60 million views.
Since then, they have covered songs by the likes of Felipe Santos, Prince Royce and Justin Bieber. On February 10, 2017, they signed a record deal with Sony Music Latin. The contract signing was reported by both the Spanish and the American media.
On May 5, 2017, the duo released their debut album, ‘Tú y Yo’. It is comprised of 12 songs: the title track, ‘Podemos Ser Felices’, ‘Sólo Amigos’, ‘Es Para Mi Señorita’, ‘Navegando’, ‘Grita’, ‘Soñando Contigo’, ‘En Otro Mundo Diferente’, ‘Te Estoy Haciendo Enloquecer’, ‘Yo Quiero Vivir’, ‘Nunca Llorarás’, and ‘Es Amor’. That year, he and his brother also contributed to the soundtrack of the fantasy action film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.
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Nau was born on December 9, 2002, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. He is about two and a half years older than Adexe, who was born on July 7, 2005. Since he was a child, he has been interested in music. His parents have made several appearances on both his and brother’s social media posts.