Rina Sawayama is a Japanese-British singer, songwriter, and model who is best known for the release of her EP Rina (2017) and her first studio album titled Sawayama (2020). Besides that, she is also known for the release of her various singles such as Sleeping in Waking, Where U Are, Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be), Cherry, and Flicker.

Born Name

Rina Sawayama (リナ サワヤマ)

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Niigata, Japan


London, England, United Kingdom


British, Japanese


She attended Magdalene College, the University of Cambridge, where she started studying politics, psychology, and sociology but graduated with a degree in political science.


Singer, Songwriter, Model


Rina is represented by –

  • Tom Windish and Christine Cao of Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Celebrity Talent International

As a model, she is represented by Anti Agency and Elite Model Management.


Pop, R&B, Electropop, Alternative Pop




Dirty Hit




5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm


51 kg or 112.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Japanese)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, she prefers to dye her hair yellow or pink.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Bisexual, Pansexual

Distinctive Features

  • Snub nose
  • Thick eyebrows
  • Thin lips

Brand Endorsements

Through her social media, she has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Sebastian Professional.

Rina Sawayama Favorite Things

  • Albums Of 2020 – Miss Anthropocene

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Rina Sawayama Facts

  1. She spent the first 5 years of her childhood in Niigata. Later, her parents relocated to London, England where she was brought up.
  2. Even though she completed her studies with a degree in political science, Rina decided to pursue a career in music and modeling. Also, she was part of her university hip hop group called Lazy Lion that included Wolf Alice‘s, Theo Ellis.
  3. She is most proud of the release of her track Bad Friend.
  4. Rina released her debut track titled Sleeping in Waking in 2013.
  5. She signed to Dirty Hit Records in 2020.
  6. Rina released her debut studio album Sawayama. It consisted of a total of 14 tracks in total of which 1 is a bonus track for the Japanese edition of the album. It received widespread attention and made on Billboard Japan‘s Japan Download Albums list and 2nd place on the UK Independent Album Breakers list.
  7. As a model, she walked at the 2017 Versus x Versace Fall / Winter fashion show.
  8. In 2019, she made her debut as an actress in the TV show Turn Up Charlie.
  9. She once wrote and sung an original track for designers Nicola Formichetti’s MAC x Nicopanda fashion show.
  10. In April 2020, the reputed Paper Magazine headlined her “Our Favorite Genre” in an article of theirs.
  11. She has been featured on the cover of various magazines including The Guardian, Paper Magazine, The New York Times, and Clash Magazine.
  12. Amidst many others, she has listed her influences as , , , , and .

Featured Image By Justin Higuchi / / CC BY 2.0


Facts of Rina Sawayama 

  • full nameRina Sawayama 
  • Date of Birth August 16, 1990
  • Age 31 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • weight51 kg
  • height5 ft 4 in

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