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Rina Sawayama

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Rina Sawayama (リナ・サワヤマ, Rina Sawayama, born 16 August 1990) is a Japanese–British singer-songwriter and model. Born in Niigata, Japan, she emigrated to London with her parents at age five. 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 September 16, 2022. Outside her music career, Sawayama has modeled for several fashion campaigns, and is set to make her film acting debut in John Wick: Chapter 4.

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August 4, 2022

Watch Rina Sawayama break free from 19th century time loop in ‘Hold The Girl’ video

'Hold The Girl' is taken from the album of the same name due this September The post Watch Rina Sawayama break free from 19th century time loop in ‘Hold The Girl’ video appeared first on NME.

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July 29, 2022

First Out: New Music From King Princess, Hayley Kiyoko, Rina Sawayama & More

Plus new dance, pop and R&B offerings from Tove Lo, Jordy and Lava La Rue.

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July 27, 2022

Rina Sawayama Turns a Therapy Epiphany Into Powerful Single ‘Hold the Girl’

"I was crying before going into the studio," she says of the song as she announces a U.S. tour

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July 27, 2022

Rina Sawayama shares anthemic new single ‘Hold The Girl’

The singer has also added a new date to her UK tour in October The post Rina Sawayama shares anthemic new single ‘Hold The Girl’ appeared first on NME.

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July 27, 2022

Rina Sawayama announces 2022 US headline tour

"Can't wait to perform the record for u" The post Rina Sawayama announces 2022 US headline tour appeared first on NME.

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July 25, 2022

Rina Sawayama and Maggie Rogers Join Phoebe Bridgers on Stage at Latitude

The trio performed Bridgers’ track "I Know the End" during her performance at the Suffolk festival

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July 24, 2022

Watch Maggie Rogers and Rina Sawayama join Phoebe Bridgers on stage at Latitude 2022

"Ur new favourite band" The post Watch Maggie Rogers and Rina Sawayama join Phoebe Bridgers on stage at Latitude 2022 appeared first on NME.

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July 5, 2022

10 Cool New Pop Songs to Get You Through The Week: jxdn, RAYE, Rina Sawayama & More

Pop any of these new tracks into your regular rotation, or listen to all of them in our custom playlist.

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July 1, 2022

First Out: New Music From Rina Sawayama, Daya, Snail Mail & More

Plus, a new cover from Peach PRC and a dance-pop banger from Gia Woods.

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June 27, 2022

Listen to Rina Sawayama’s soaring new single ‘Catch Me In The Air’

New album 'Hold The Girl' arrives in September The post Listen to Rina Sawayama’s soaring new single ‘Catch Me In The Air’ appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2022

Rina Sawayama Soars on Ode to Single Moms ‘Catch Me in the Air’

Single will appear on Sawayama’s forthcoming studio album Hold the Girl, out Sept. 2 via Dirty Hit

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June 27, 2022

Rina Sawayama Shares New Song “Catch Me in the Air”

Sawayama’s latest Hold the Girl single is a tribute to her mother

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June 16, 2022

Rina Sawayama Line Dances to the Altar in ‘This Hell’ Music Video

Song will appear on the singer's sophomore LP, Hold The Girl

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June 16, 2022

Watch Rina Sawayama throw a lavish wedding in music video for ‘This Hell’

A glitzy video for the lead single of ‘Hold The Girl’ The post Watch Rina Sawayama throw a lavish wedding in music video for ‘This Hell’ appeared first on NME.

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June 15, 2022

Rina Sawayama Opens Up About Wanting to Create Music to Represent Queer People | Billboard News

Rina Sawayama opens up about wanting to create pop music to represent queer people and experiences.

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June 15, 2022

Rina Sawayama Shares New “This Hell” Video: Watch

Rina has a ho-down wedding in the glitzy Hold the Girl visual

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June 2, 2022

Rina Sawayama says her new album is inspired by the “fake stories” on Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

'Hold The Girl' comes out later this year via Dirty Hit The post Rina Sawayama says her new album is inspired by the “fake stories” on Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ appeared first on NME.

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June 1, 2022

Elton John announces Rina Sawayama, BERWYN and more as BST Hyde Park support

The support bill for the late June show, curated by John himself, also features Gabriels, Let's Eat Grandma and more The post Elton John announces Rina Sawayama, BERWYN and more as BST Hyde Park support appeared first on NME.

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May 31, 2022

Rina Sawayama Reveals How Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Inspired Her Own Upcoming Album

"'If she can do it, I need to do it'" Sawayama told herself of Swift's lyrical abilities.

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May 20, 2022

First Out: New Music From Rina Sawayama, Hayley Kiyoko, Mxmtoon & More

From Rina Sawayama's middle finger to homophobes, to the return of Hayley Kiyoko, check out just a few of our favorite releases from this week below.

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May 20, 2022

Harry Styles, Quavo & Takeoff, Rina Sawayama & More: Which Music Release Is Your Favorite? Vote!

We want to know which new music release is your favorite this week.

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May 20, 2022

Watch Rina Sawayama perform ‘This Hell’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lifted from her forthcoming second album 'Hold The Girl' The post Watch Rina Sawayama perform ‘This Hell’ on ‘The Tonight Show’ appeared first on NME.

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May 20, 2022

Rina Sawayama Line Dances Her Way Through ‘This Hell’ on ‘Fallon’

"I was thinking about the rights being taken away from the LGBTQ community when I wrote this song," the U.K.-based singer said

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May 20, 2022

Rina Sawayama Performs “This Hell” on Fallon: Watch

The late-night debut of her latest single

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May 18, 2022

Rina Sawayama shares euphoric new single ‘This Hell’ and UK tour dates

"I put in as many iconic pop culture moments as I can, but the song is more than that” The post Rina Sawayama shares euphoric new single ‘This Hell’ and UK tour dates appeared first on NME.

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May 18, 2022

Rina Sawayama Pulls Up to the Future Pop Rodeo on New Song ‘This Hell’

Track will appear on the musician's upcoming second album, Hold the Girl

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May 18, 2022

Rina Sawayama Dances in the Flames on “This Hell”

The turbocharged first single off the Japanese-British pop star’s upcoming album offers affirmation in the face of conservative condemnation.

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May 18, 2022

Rina Sawayama Announces New Album Hold the Girl, Shares New Song “This Hell”: Listen

The pop musician’s sophomore studio LP is out in September via Dirty Hit

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Discs

Hold The Girl

July 27, 2022

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Catch Me In The Air

June 27, 2022

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This Hell

May 18, 2022

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Follow Me

March 31, 2022

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Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) [Pocket Remix]

February 18, 2022

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Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama)

January 27, 2022

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Enter Sandman

August 26, 2021

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Chosen Family (with Elton John)

April 15, 2021

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SAWAYAMA (Deluxe Edition)

December 4, 2020

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LUCID

November 25, 2020

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Bad Friend (End of the World Remix)

November 20, 2020

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XS (feat. Bree Runway Remix)

July 10, 2020

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Dance In The Dark (Spotify Singles)

June 29, 2020

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SAWAYAMA

April 17, 2020

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Bad Friend

April 15, 2020

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Chosen Family

April 3, 2020

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XS

March 2, 2020

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Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys) [Pabllo Vittar x Brabo Remix]

February 21, 2020

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Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)

January 17, 2020

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STFU!

November 22, 2019

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Cherry (Piano Version)

March 8, 2019

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Flicker

November 28, 2018

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Cherry (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

October 10, 2018

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Cherry

August 14, 2018

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Valentine (What's It Gonna Be)

February 14, 2018

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RINA

October 27, 2017

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Tunnel Vision

October 24, 2017

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Alterlife (Seiho Remix)

October 13, 2017

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Alterlife

September 21, 2017

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Cyber Stockholm Syndrome (Nite Jewel Remix)

June 16, 2017

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Cyber Stockholm Syndrome

March 23, 2017

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This Time Last Year

December 8, 2016

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Where U Are (Salute Interstellar Remix)

April 12, 2016

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Where U Are

January 28, 2016

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Sleeping in Waking

April 22, 2013

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