Rina Sawayama is a London-based singer, songwriter, producer and model. Born & raised in Japan until moving to the UK at the age of 5, Rina would go on to study politics at Cambridge University. At university, she decided to pursue both modeling and her love for singing. She would go on to experiment in a hip hop group before deciding to pursue her interest in r&b and pop music. She began collaborating with London-based producer Hoost and released her debut single “Sleeping In Waking” in 2013. In 2016, she was included in The Fader's 13 Artists You Need To Know About In 2017. Her debut EP RINA was released in 2017.