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Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners 1978 - 2017

Female Vocalist of the Year

2018

Kimie Miner - "Proud As The Sun"

2017

Raiatea Helm - "He Leo Huali, A Pure Voice"

2016

Natalie Ai Kamauu - "La La La La"

2015

Mailani - "A Lot Like Love"

2014

Hulu Lindsey - "A He Leo Wale No E"

2013

Amy Hanaiali`i - "My Father's Granddaughter"

2012

Natalie Ai Kamauu - "A"

2011

Napua - "Mohalu"

2010

Mailani Makainai - "Mailani"

2009

Natalie Ai Kamauu - "I"

2008

Napua Greig - "Pihana"

2007

Amy Hanaiali`i - "Generation Hawai`i"

2006

Natalie Ai Kamauu - "'E"

2005

Raiatea Helm - "Sweet & Lovely"

2004

Kainani Kahaunaele - "Na'u 'Oe"

2003

Raiatea Helm - "Far Away Heaven"

2002

Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom - "Pu'uhonua"

2001

Ku'uipo Kumukahi - "E Ku'ulei E Ku'uipo"

2000

Amy Hanaiali'i - "Nostalgia"

1999

Kekuhi Kahahele - "Kekuhi"

1998

Amy Hanaiali'i - "Hawaiian Tradition"

1997

Darlene Ahuna - "Ku‘u Lei Po‘ina ‘Ole"

1996

Robi Kahakalau - "Sistah Robi"

1995

Genoa Keawe - "Hula Hou"

1994

Ku'uipo Kumukahi - "Na Hiwa Kupuna O Ku'u One Hanau"

1993

Loyal Garner - "I Shall Sing"

1992

Nohelani Cypriano - "Back in Love"

1993

Teresa Bright - "Self Portrait"

1990

Diana Aki - "Moments With You"

1989

Melinda Carroll - "Road to Paradise"

1988

Haunani Apoliona - "Na Lei Hulu Makua, Na Wahine Hawai'i"

1987

Melveen Leed - "My Isle of Golden Dreams"

1986

Marlene Sai - "Marlene"

1985

Karen Keawehawai`i - "With Love, Karen"

1984

Melveen Leed - "Grand Ole Hawaiian Music Nashville Style"

1983

Karen Keawehawai`i - "Rhythm of the Islands"

1982

Loyal Garner - "Loyal"

1981

Melveen Leed = "Melveen With the Best of Slack Key"

1980

Nohelani Cypriano - "Nohelani"

1979

Melveen Leed - "I Love You Hawai'i"

1978

Melveen Leed - "Melveen"


Male Vocalist of the Year

2018

Kamaka Kukona - "`Ala Anuhea"

2017

Josh Tatofi - "Pua Kiele"

2016

Jimmy Borges - "Jimmy Borges"

2015

Keali'i Reichel - "Kawaiokalena"

2014 (tie)

Kamaka Kukona - "Hanu `A`ala"

Mark Yamanaka - "Lei Maile"

2013

Weldon Kekauoha - "Pilialoha"  

2012

Kuana Torres Kahele - "Kanaloa"

2011

Mark Yamanaka - "Lei Pua Kenikeni"

2010

Willie K - "Uncle Willie K Live from Mulligan's on the Blue"

2009

Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole - "Kaumakaiwa"

2008

Hoku Zuttermeister - "Aina Kupuna"

2007

Nathan Aweau - "Hawaii Classic Series Vol. 2: Hula"

2006

Nathan Aweau - "Hawaii Classic Series Vol. 1: Vintage"

2005

Dennis Pavao - "The Golden Voice Of Hawai'i, Vol. I"

2004

Keali'i Reichel - "Ke'alaokamaile"

2003

Nathan Aweau - "E Apo Mai"

2002

Ernie Cruz Jr. - "Portraits"

2001

Uluwehi Guerrero - "In My Heart"

2000

Keali'i Reichel - "Melelana"

1999

Kawai Cockett - "A Traditional Hawaiian: Na Mele Maoli"

1998

Fiji - "Born and Raised"

1997

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - "‘N Dis Life"

1996

Keali`i Reichel - "Lei Hali`a"

1995

Keali'i Reichel - "Kawaipunahele"

1994

Kawai Cockett - "‘O Ka‘ohao Ku‘u Aina Nani"

1993

Del Beazley - "Night and Day"

1992

Willie K. - "Kahaiali'i"

1991

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - "Ka'Ano'i"

1990

Jerry Santos - "Expecting Friends"

1989

Cyril Pahinui - "Cyril Pahinui"

1988

Glenn Medeiros - "Glenn Medeiros"

1987

Dennis Pavao - "Ka Leo Ki'eki'e"

1986

Tony Conjugacion - "Hawaiian Passion"

1985

Brickwood Galuteria - "Brickwood...Style"

1984 (tie) 

Kapono Beamer - "Escape to Paradise"

Audy Kimura - "Looking for The Good Life"

1983

Henry Kapono Ka`aihue - "Dreamerboy"

1982

Jay Larrin - "Mountain Love Songs"

1981

Palani Vaughan - "`Ia`oe E Ka La - Volume IV"

1980

Jay Larrin - "Jay Larrin"

1979

Robert Cazimero - "Robert Cazimero"

1978

Robert Cazimero - "Brothers Cazimero in Concert"


Group of the Year

2018

Kapena - "Palena `Ole"

2017

Keauhou - "Keauhou"

2016

Maunalua - "He Inoa"

2015

Hu'ewa- "Hu'ewa"

2014

The Green - "Hawai'i '13"

2013

Na Hoa - "Na Hoa"

2012

Waipuna - "E Ho`i Mai"

2011

KuMZ - "On the Summit"

2010

Hookena - "Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty"

2009

Holunape - ""Ahea? 'Ano!

2008

Maunalua - "Ho`okanaka"

2007

Kaukahi - "Life in These Islands"

2006

Holunape - "He Olu"

2005

Na Palapalai - "Ke 'Ala Beauty"

2004

Maunalua - "Kuleana"

2003

Na Palapalai - "Makani 'Olu'olu"

2002

The Lim Family - "Na Mele No Na Hanauna"

2001

Ale'a - "Take Me Home"

2000

Na Leo - "I Miss You, My Hawai'i"

1999

Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie K - "Hanaiali'i"

1998

Na Leo Pilimehana - "Colours"

1997

The Ho`opi`i Brothers - "Ho’omau"

1996

Na Leo Pilimehana - "Flying With Angels"

1995

Makaha Sons - "Ke Alaula"

1994

Hapa - "Hapa"

1993

Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau - "Ho'oluana"

1992

Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau - "Makaha Bash 3: Live at the Shell"

1991

Ho'okena - "Thirst Quencher!"

1990

Pandanus Club - :Ho'ike"

1989

Cecilio and Kapono - "Good Times Together"

1988

Kapena - "Kapena"

1987

Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau - "Ho'ola"

1986

The Brothers Cazimero - "The Sound of the Sea Surrounds Me"

1985

Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau - "Puana Hou Me Ke Aloha"

1984

The Peter Moon Band - "Harbor Lights"

1983

The Peter Moon Band - "Cane Fire"

1982

Olomana - "Come To Me Gently"

1981

The Brothers Cazimero- "Hawai`i in the Middle of the Sea"

1980

The Peter Moon Band - "Tropical Storm"

1979

The Brothers Cazimero - "Ho'ala"

1978

The Brothers Cazimero - "In Concert"


Most Promising Artist

2018

Leipono - "Ku`u Pualei"

2017

Keauhou - "Keauhou"

2016

Blayne Asing - "Young Old Soul"

2015

Hu'ewa - "Hu'ewa"

2014

Kamaka Kukona - "Hanu `A`ala"

2013

Na Hoa - "Na Hoa"

2014

Starr Kalahiki - "Salt"

2011

Mark Yamanaka - "Lei Pua Kenikeni"

2010

Anuhea - "Anuhea"

2009

Kupaoa - "Pili O Ke Ao"

2008

Hoku Zuttermeister - "Aina Kupuna"

2007

Paula Fuga - "Lilikoi"

2006

Aaron J. Sala - "Ka 'Upu Aloha: Alone With My Thoughts"

2005

Brittni Paiva - "Brittni X 3"

2004

Kainani Kahaunaele - "Na'u 'Oe"

2003

Raiatea Helm - "Far Away Heaven"

2002

Keahiwai - "Local Girls"

2001

'Ale'a - "Take Me Home"

2000

Weldon Kekauoha - "Hawaiian Man"

1999

Pure Heart - "Pure Heart"

1998

O'Brian Eselu - "Ke Kumu"

1997

John Cruz - "Acoustic Soul"

1996

Darren Benitez - "Broken Hearts"

1995

Keali'i Reichel - "Kawaipunahele"

1994

Hapa - "Hapa"

1993

Ke'alohi - "Ke'alohi"

1992

Willie K. - "Kahaiali'i"

1990

Jeff Rasmussen - "Without You"

1989

Apo & Beazley - "Apo & Beazley"

1988

Nightwing - "Nightwing"

1987

Darrell Lupenui - "Darrell Lupenui"

1986

Kipapa Rush Band - "Hardly Working"

1985

Brickwood Galuteria - "E Aloha E"

1984

Audy Kimura - "Looking for The Good Life"

1983

The Kasuals - "The Kasuals"

1982

Frank Kawai Hewett - "Pua Melia" b/w "Halalu"

1981

Fabulous Krush - "Fabulous Krush"

1980

Karen Keawehawai`i - "Karen"  

1979

Andy Bumatai - "Andy Bumatai: Hawaii's First Stand-Up Comic"

1978

Hokule`a - "Hokule`a: The Musical Saga"


Album of the Year

2018

Kapena - "Palena `Ole"

2017

Keauhou - "Keauhou"

2016

"Jimmy Borges" - Jimmy Borges

2015

"Kawaiokalena" - Keali`i Reichel

2014

"Lei MaileMark Yamanaka

2013

"Na Hoa" - Na Hoa

2012

"Kaunaloa" - Kuana Torres Kahele

2011

"Lei Pua Kenikeni" - Mark Yamanaka

2010

"Friends & Family of Hawai`i" - Amy Hanaiali`i

2009

"With Aloha" - Pali

2008

"Na Lani `Eha" - Ku`uipo Kumukahi & the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders

2007

"Generation Hawai`i" - Amy Hanaiali`i

2006

"Maui" - Hapa

2005

"Eddie Kamae: Sons of Hawai`i" - Eddie Kamae & the Sons of Hawai'i

2004

"Ke`alaokamaile" - Keali`i Reichel

2003

"Makani `Olu`olu" - Na Palapalai

2002

"Spread a Little Aloha" - Mana`o Company

2001

"A Pocketful of Paradise" - Na Leo Pilimehana

2000

"Melelana" - Keali`i Reichel

1999

"Pure Heart" - Pure Heart

1998

"Hawaiian Tradition" - Amy Hanaiali`i with Willie K.

1997

"N Dis Life" - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole

1996

"Flying With Angels" - Na Leo Pilimehana

1995

"Kawaipunahele" - Keali`i Reichel

1994

"Hapa" - Hapa

1993

"Ho`oluana" - Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau

1992

"Kahaiali`i" - Willie K.

1991

"Self Portrait" - Teresa Bright

1990

"Ho`ike" - Pandanus Club

1989

"Goodtimes Together" - Cecilio & Kapono

1988

"Black Orchid" - Peter Moon Band

1987

"Ho`ola" - Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau

1986

"Hawaiian Passion" - Tony Conjugacion

1985

"Island in Your Eyes" - Brothers Cazimero

1984

"Escape to Paradise" - Kapono Beamer

1983

"Cane Fire" - Peter Moon Band

1982

"Come To Me Gently" - Olomana

1981

"Fabulous Krush" - Fabulous Krush

1980

"Tropical Storm" - Peter Moon

There were Na Hoku Hanohano awards for "producer of the year" / "best produced album" for the first three years; the awards merged into Album of the Year from 1981. 

Producer of the Year - 1980

"Jay Larrin" - Jay Larrin

Best Produced Album - 1979

"Honolulu City Lights" - Keola & Kapono Beamer

Best Produced Album - 1978

"Ia Oe E Ka La, Vol. III" - Palani Vaughan

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