Stage Name: Riona (리오나/リオナ/りおな)
Birth Name: Riona Crystal Hamamatsu (濵松里緒菜)
Birthday: July 28, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo
I. 2014-2017: AKB48
On April 3rd, 2014, Riona joined AKB48's Team 8. On July 2nd, 2017, she graduated after 3 Years and 3 Months of activity. During her time as an AKB48, she participated in two AKB48 albums and in six side tracks. She was selected twice to perform at the Philippines-Japan Friendship Celebration in Manila, Philippines.
II. 2018: Solo debut
The release of her first EP, titled "Never Give Up!!" on August 29th, 2018 marked her debut as a solo artist.
III. 2021-present: Posh Girls
On July 1, 2021, No.1 Media announced that they would be debuting a Korean-Japanese girl group called PoshGirls in mid-August, with four Japanese members and four Korean members.
Not too long after, it was revealed that Riona was amongst the four Japanese members, being revealed as the fifth member of the group. The group official debuted with with the mini album ''S.O.G Songs of Goddess' 'on August 18.2021.
IV. III. Discography
IVI. Single albums
- "Never Give Up!!" (2018)
- "Tell Me Why" (2021)
V. IV. Filmography
VI. Stage Plays
- O-getsu Kagura (2019)
- NeoOz (2018)
VII. Variety Shows
- Mirai ☆ Monster (ミライ☆モンスター) (2014)
- AKBINGO! (2014)
V. Riona Facts
– She was the 5th member to be revealed.
– She was born in Los Angeles, USA.
– She moved to Tokushima, Japan when she was 11 years old.
– She can speak Japanese, English, Korean and some Thai.
– Education: Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Department of English (graduated).
– She started studying Korean as a second language at the university, but continues learning it through special tutoring, watching dramas and a translator.
– She is also an actress and a model.
– Musicals: NeoOz (2018 / Matilda / support role)
– Awards: Miss Rize Award, Miss Sophia (university awards).
– Dorm arrangements: Riona, Niina and Miyu share a room.
– She appeared in SNSD‘s “Love & Girls” music video.
– She was a model for Miss Colle.
– She also modelled for Tokyo Africa Collection in January 2018.
– She was a member of the Moveness dance crew