Rina Sawayama

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Rina Sawayama
澤山 リナ
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Sawayama performing at Primavera Sound in 2022
Born (1990-08-16) 16 August 1990 (age 31)
Niigata, Japan[1]
CitizenshipJapanese
EducationMagdalene College, Cambridge (BA)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
Musical career
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Years active2013–present
Labels

Rina Sawayama (澤山 リナ, Sawayama Rina, born 16 August 1990) is a Japanese-British singer-songwriter and model.[1] In 2017, she self-released her debut extended play, Rina. After signing to Dirty Hit in 2020, she released her debut studio album, Sawayama, to widespread critical acclaim. Her second studio album Hold the Girl is set for release on 2 September 2022.

Early life

Sawayama was born on 16 August 1990[11] in Niigata, Japan.[2] She lived there until the age of five, when her family decided to move to London, where she was raised and currently resides.[12] She holds an indefinite leave to remain (ILR) visa in the UK.[1]

While studying politics, psychology and sociology at Magdalene College, Cambridge,[13] Sawayama found her love for music and modelling. During her time at university, she performed in a hip-hop group called Lazy Lion with Theo Ellis from the indie rock band Wolf Alice.[2] She graduated from the university with a degree in political science. In May 2020, Sawayama revealed that she was doing an online course at the University of Oxford.[14]

Career

2013–2017: Early career

Sawayama began her solo career in February 2013, with the single "Sleeping in Waking", produced by Justin "Hoost" Tailor. A 7-inch vinyl of the single, featuring a new song titled "Who?" as the B-side, was released in April 2013 through UK label Make Mine.[15][16] Later that year, she released the single "Terror" on Halloween under the stage name of "Riina".[17] Sawayama would later reveal in a 2021 Billboard interview that the reason she used only her first name is because her last name was "an inconvenience".[18]

In June 2015, she released a music video, directed by Arvida Byström, to her track "Tunnel Vision". In 2016, she released the single "Where U Are", with an accompanying music video co-directed by Alessandra Kurr.[19] The single explored human interaction with digital media, with Sawayama explaining: "Online, you can present your best edited self [and] your overheating phone substitutes human warmth. Weirdest of all – you're together, but also very alone."[20] The song has been described as "nostalgic greatness… ultra-sweet and shimmering pop",[21] and "90s R&B pop perfection".[22]

2017–2019: Rina and touring

Sawayama at Heaven nightclub in 2018

In March 2017, her single "Cyber Stockholm Syndrome" premiered on The Fader.[23] Sawayama described the genesis of the themes of the track as: "the digital world can offer vital support networks, voices of solidarity, refuge, escape. That's what 'Cyber Stockholm Syndrome' is about: pessimism, optimism, anxiety, and freedom."[23]

In 2017, the singles "Alterlife" and "Tunnel Vision", a duet with Shamir, were released, followed by her debut EP Rina.[24][25] Sawayama was then an unsigned artist, and Rina was released independently; she confirmed on Twitter that she worked for two to three years to save money to release the EP.[26] The Guardian deemed the EP "bracing and modern", stating that Sawayama had proven "she can shepherd pop into the future, too".[27] Pitchfork ranked Rina in its list of best pop and R&B albums of the year.[28] In 2018, Sawayama released the single "Valentine" on Valentine's Day.[9] The music video for album track "Ordinary Superstar" was released in June 2018.[29] In August 2018, Sawayama released the track "Cherry", in which she explores her sexual identity.[30] Sawayama embarked on her Ordinary Superstar Tour across the UK, the US and Canada in late 2018.[31] In 2019, she performed as the supporting act for Charli XCX's tour across the UK.[32]

2020–2021: Sawayama

In 2020, after signing to Dirty Hit records, Sawayama released the singles "STFU!", a nu-metal, heavy metal, pop and avant-pop song, and "Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys)", a "homage to early 2000s dance tracks", both from her then-upcoming debut album.[33] A third single, the rock and 2000s R&B-inspired "XS", was released on 2 March.[34] The following month, Sawayama released another single from the album titled "Chosen Family".[35] Her debut album, Sawayama, was released on 17 April to widespread critical acclaim.[36][37] On 29 June 2020, she released a cover of the Grammy-nominated Lady Gaga song, "Dance in the Dark" (2009) as part of Spotify's Singles series. The song was recorded in Sawayama's home studio, her version replacing the Europop sound of the original song with nu-metal-influenced electropop. The album and aforementioned song was primarily produced by Clarence Clarity.[38]

In late July 2020, Sawayama made a public tweet about her ineligibility to be nominated for major British music awards, such as the Mercury Prize and BRIT Awards, due to the fact that she does not hold British citizenship.[1][39][40][41] The hashtag "#SawayamaIsBritish" became trending on Twitter in the UK shortly after.[42] Sawayama's movement gained major support from Elton John online,[43] who wrote that he was "happy to hear that the [BPI] are reviewing the rules that led to Rina Sawayama's well-deserved album being snubbed from this year's [Mercury Prize] list of nominees."[44] The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) later changed the rules to allow anyone who had remained in the UK, including her, to be eligible.[45] On 26 October 2020, Sawayama made her television debut performing the song "XS" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[46] The following month, she released a song titled "Lucid", produced by BloodPop.[47]

On 4 December 2020, a deluxe version of Sawayama was released.[48] In April 2021, Sawayama released an updated version of her song "Chosen Family", as a duet with Elton John.[49] The following month, Sawayama was cast in an undisclosed role in the fourth installment in the John Wick film series.[50] In August 2021, Sawayama was included on Newsweek Japan "100 Japanese people respected by the world" list.[51] Sawayama contributed a cover of the Metallica song "Enter Sandman" to the charity tribute album The Metallica Blacklist, released in September 2021.[52]

2021–present: Hold the Girl

Sawayama also started working on her second studio album in 2021.[53] In November 2021, she embarked to the first leg of her Dynasty Tour, in support of her debut album where she performed songs from Sawayama and her 2017 EP Rina.[54] During her show in Glasgow on 13 November, and her show in London at the Roundhouse on 17 November, she performed a new song titled "Catch Me in the Air", from her upcoming album.[53]

Sawayama featured on the single "Beg for You" by Charli XCX, released on 27 January 2022[55] and later on "Follow Me" by Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vittar, released on 31 March of the same year.[56] On 16 May, Sawayama announced that her second studio album Hold the Girl is going to be released on 2 September 2022.[57] Its lead single "This Hell" was released on 18 May.[58] "Catch Me in the Air" was released as the second single from the album on 27 June.[59]

Other ventures

Modelling career

Sawayama has been signed to Anti-Agency and Elite Model Management. In 2017, she was chosen for Versus x Versace's fall winter campaign.[60] She has also starred in campaigns for Jourdan Dunn's Missguided,[61] and wrote and performed an original track titled "Play on Me" for Nicola Formichetti's MAC x Nicopanda.[62]

In September 2021, she walked the runway for Balmain to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Olivier Rousteing being the head of the French House.[63]

Collaborations

In 2016, Sawayama collaborated with Taiwanese visual artist, John Yuyi, on a visual series critiquing Asian, including Japanese, beauty standards. Subsequently, she was profiled in Vogue. In the interview, Sawayama described the genesis of the idea and collaboration: "For a lot of women in Japan, these are the expectations people put on them, from anime culture, kawaii culture… that can really put women at a disadvantage, objectifying and infantilising them."[12] Sawayama has worked with Nicola Formichetti for MAC x Nicopanda. Formichetti also directed the music video for Sawayama's track "Ordinary Superstar". The genesis of the partnership was outlined in i-D.[64]

Artistry and public image

In 2017, Sawayama was ranked in The Guardian's "18 for '18" list as well as Dazed's "100 people shaping culture in 2017" list.[65][66] Her main influences came from 1990s and 2000s musical acts such as Christina Aguilera,[67] Lady Gaga,[68][69][70] Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne,[71] Hikaru Utada,[72] Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Evanescence, NSYNC, Kylie Minogue[73] Limp Bizkit,[73] Pink, Ringo Sheena, Taylor Swift, and Janelle Monáe among others.[74][75][76]

Personal life

In August 2018, Sawayama came out during an interview with Broadly, declaring: "I've always written songs about girls. I don't think I've ever mentioned a guy in my songs, and that's why I wanted to talk about it." She identifies as both bisexual and pansexual.[77]

In July 2020, she signed an open letter to the UK Equalities minister Liz Truss calling for a ban on all forms of LGBT+ conversion therapy.[78]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2023 John Wick: Chapter 4 Akira Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Turn Up Charlie Layla Valentine Recurring role; 2 episodes
Jonetsu Tairiku [ja] Herself Guest (documentary)
2020 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Musical guest (Episode 1341)
2021 Shibuya Note [ja] Musical guest

Discography

Rina Sawayama discography
Studio albums2
EPs2
Singles20
Reissue1
Promotional singles2

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected details, chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
JPN
Dig.

[79]
SCO
[80]
UK
[81]
UK
Indie

[82]
US
Current

[83]
US
Heat

[84]
US
Indie

[85]
Sawayama 65 24 80 5 82 6 43
Hold the Girl
  • Scheduled release: 2 September 2022
  • Label: Dirty Hit
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital download, streaming
To be released

Reissues

List of reissues, with selected details
Title Details
Sawayama (Deluxe)
  • Released: 4 December 2020
  • Label: Dirty Hit
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, LP

Extended plays

List of extended-plays, with selected details, chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
JPN
Dig.

[79]
Rina
  • Released: 27 October 2017
  • Label: Self-released/Dirty Hit
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, 12″ vinyl
40
Sawayama Remixed

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
JPN
O/S

[86]
NZ
Hot

[87]
UK
DL

[88]
"Sleeping in Waking"[89] 2013 Non-album singles
"Who?"[90]
"Terror"[91]
(as Riina)
"Tunnel Vision"[92] 2015
"Where U Are"[93] 2016
"This Time Last Year"[94]
"Cyber Stockholm Syndrome"[95] 2017 Rina
"Alterlife"[96]
"Tunnel Vision"[97]
(featuring Shamir)
"Valentine (What's It Gonna Be)"[98] 2018 Non-album single
"Ordinary Superstar"[99][100] Rina
"Cherry"[101] Non-album singles
"Flicker"[102]
"STFU!" 2019 Sawayama
"Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys)"
(solo or Brabo remix featuring Pabllo Vittar)
2020
"XS"
(solo or remix featuring Bree Runway)
"Chosen Family"[103][104][A]
(solo or with Elton John)
24 62
"Bad Friend"
"Lucid" Sawayama (Deluxe Edition)
"Follow Me"
(with Pabllo Vittar)
2022 TBA
"This Hell" 8 Hold the Girl
"Catch Me in the Air"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
IRE
[105]
NZ
Hot

[106]
POL
[107]
UK
US
Dance

[108]
WW
Excl.
US

[109]
"Beg for You"
(Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama)
2022 33 10 29 24 10 195 Crash

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Dance in the Dark"
(Spotify Singles)
2020 Sawayama Remixed
"Enter Sandman"[110] 2021 The Metallica Blacklist

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Dance

[111]
"Free Woman" (Clarence Clarity Remix)
(Lady Gaga featuring Rina Sawayama)
2021 20 Dawn of Chromatica


Awards and nominations

Organisation Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
AIM Independent Music Awards 2021 International Breakthrough Herself Nominated [112]
Attitude Awards 2020 Breakthrough Award Won [113]
BRIT Awards 2021 Rising Star Nominated [114]
British LGBT Awards 2021 Best Music Artist Nominated [115]
Denmark GAFFA Awards 2021 Best International New Act Nominated [116]
Best International Solo Act Nominated
Best International Album Sawayama Nominated
2022 Best International New Act Herself Pending [117]
Gay Times Honours 2021 British Excellence in Music Won [118]
Gold Derby Music Awards 2021 Album Of The Year Sawayama Nominated [119]
Best New Artist Herself Nominated
Best Rock/Alternative Artist Nominated
Golden Indie Music Awards 2020 Asian Songwriter Award Nominated [120]
GLAAD Media Awards 2021 Outstanding Breakthrough Artist Sawayama Nominated [121]
Independent Music Companies Association 2020 European Independent Album of the Year Nominated [122]
Music Week Awards 2021 Artist Marketing Campaign Herself Nominated [123]
NME Awards 2022 Best Solo Act in the World Nominated [124]
Best Solo Act from the UK Nominated
Best Live Act Won
Best Collaboration "Chosen Family" (with Elton John) Nominated
Rober Awards Music Prize 2020 Best New Artist Herself Won [125]
Best Pop Artist Nominated
Song of the Year "XS" Nominated
Best Music Video "Bad Friend" Nominated
The Daily Californian Art Awards 2020 Best International Album Sawayama Won [126]
Vogue Japan 2019 Women of the Year Herself Won [127]

Tours

Headlining

  • Ordinary Superstar Tour (2018)
  • The Dynasty Tour (2021–2022)
  • Hold the Girl Tour (2022)

Supporting

Notes

  1. ^ "Chosen Family" with Elton John was included in Elton's 2021 studio album The Lockdown Sessions, as well as Sawayama (Deluxe Edition).

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