Rina Sawayama 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.