Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama

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About Rina Sawayama

Japan-born, UK-raised singer Rina Sawayama mixes elements of nu-metal and emo-pop into what she calls “cute R&B with a subliminal pop sheen.” ∙ Pitchfork ranked Sawayama’s debut EP, RINA, among their 20 Best Pop and R&B Albums of 2017. ∙ Her first full-length album, 2020’s SAWAYAMA, entered Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart at No. 6. ∙ The critically acclaimed SAWAYAMA was named in many 2020 year-end “best of” lists, including The New York Times, NPR, and Rolling Stone.

Niigata, Japan
August 16, 1990

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