Rina Sawayama

Musical Artist

The devil works hard, but Rina Sawayama works harder. Currently on her headline world tour, which sold out Brixton Academy in London and saw five-star reviews from The Guardian and NME, the newly minted British-Japanese pop star has followed up her celebrated debut album SAWAYAMA with sophomore LP Hold The Girl. A colossally ambitious record marrying intimate storytelling with arena-sized tunes, the album reached #3 in the UK charts, the highest ever for a Japanese artist. In between TV performances for Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Strictly Come Dancing and Graham Norton, starring alongside Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4, sparking a change in the BRITS and Mercury Prize eligibility criteria, and with a BRIT nomination for Best New Artist, you’d be forgiven for wondering when she even sleeps.