Rina Sakurai loved singing since she was small, and many of her childhood videos would feature her singing. Although she took it seriously by middle school, she debuted as a model in her second year of high school and later enrolled in a beauty school. In 2007, at the age of 24, she became a regular model for the magazine Koakuma ageha. She appeared on the covers for January, February, May, and June 2008, bringing her popularity up substantially. At her peak, her Ameba blog reached #2 on the access ranking chart.
In March 2008, she debuted as a singer with the single “Angel”. She also released the DVD breath two months later, which included the PV for “Angel”, interviews, and other clips.
Aside from modeling and singing, she has also had a few acting roles. In 2009, she starred in the film Girl’s Life. As well, she has designed her own lines of yukatas and accessories.
She redebuted as a singer under Victor Entertainment in September 2010. She used the mononym “Rina”, and her first digital single, “Gray Zone”, was released simultaneously in 20 countries. The song is described as “gothic rock”.
Official Website: http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/-/Artist/A023236.html
Rina Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/rina-0908/
Rina Sakurai Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/sakurina