Rina Sawayama is a Japanese-British singer-songwriter and model. Rina Sawayama released her self-released extended debut ‘Rina’ in 2017.
Table of Biography
Rina Sawayama was born on 16th August 1990 in Niigata, Japan. As of now, she is 31 years old. She lived there until age five when her family decided to move to London. She grew up and currently resides in London. Sawayama holds indefinite leave to remain (ILR) visa in the UK. Sawayama found her love for music and modeling while studying politics, psychology, and sociology at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
While at university, she was a member of the hip-hop trio, Lazy Lion, with Theo Ellis of the indie rock band Wolf Alice. She graduated from the university with a degree in political science. In addition to it, in May 2020, Sawayama revealed that she was doing an online course at the University of Oxford.
In February 2013, Sawayama launched her solo career with the single “Sleeping in Waking,” produced by Justin “Hoost” Tailor. In April 2013, UK label Make Mine published a 7-inch vinyl of the single, which included a new song titled “Who?” on the B-side.
Later that year, under the stage name “Riina,” she released the track “Terror” on Halloween. In June 2015, she released a music video for her song “Tunnel Vision,” directed by Arvida Byström. Moreover, in 2016, she released the single “Where U Are,”.Alessandra Kurr-directed music video accompanied the song.
Her single “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome” aired on The Fader in March 2017. She released the singles “Alterlife” and “Tunnel Vision”, a duet with Shamir in 2017. It was followed by her debut EP Rina. Moreover, in August 2018, Sawayama released the single ‘Valentine’ on Valentine’s Day.
Moreover, in June 2018, she released the video for the album track ‘Ordinary Superstar’. In addition, in August 2018, Sawayama released the track ‘Cherry’ in which she explores her sexual identity. In 2019, she performed as the supporting act for Charli XCX’s tour across the UK.
In 2020, after signing to Dirty Hit records, Sawayama released the singles ‘STFU!”. On 2 March, a third single ‘XS’ was released. Her debut album ‘Sawayama’ was released on 17 April. On 29 June 2020, she released a cover of the Grammy-nominated Lady Gaga song ‘Dance in the Dark’.
Moreover, on 26 October 2020, Sawayama made her television debut performing the song ‘XS’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The following month, she released a song titled ‘Lucid’ produced by BloodPop. Furthermore, in April 2021, Sawayama released an updated version of her song ‘Chosen Family’ as a duet with Elton John.
In addition, in August 2021, Sawayama was featured on Newsweek Japan’s “100 Japanese people respected by the world” list. Moreover, Sawayama contributed a cover of the Metallica song “Enter Sandman” to the charity tribute album The Metallica Blacklist, released in September 2021.
The pop singer has earned a hefty amount of money through her hard work and dedication. Therefore, her net worth is around $12 million.
In August 2018, Sawayama came out during an interview with Broadly. She identifies as both bisexual and pansexual. In July 2020, Sawayama signed an open letter to UK Equalities Liz Truss calling for a ban on all forms of LGBT+ conversion therapy.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Rina is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 51 Kg. She has a dark brown eye color and hair color.
She is also active on social sites. Sawayama is available on Instagram as @rinasonline and has 755k followers. Moreover, she has a Facebook account with her handle Rina Sawayama and has 99k followers. She is available on YouTube as Rina Sawayama and has 375k subscribers.