2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners

2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards- List of winners 

Female Vocalist of the Year

MAILANI, A Lot Like Love (Ha)

Instrumental Composition

"1,000 Crystals," by Pali Ka'aihue from 1,000 CRYSTALS, Pali Ka'aihue (PK)

Male Vocalist of the Year

KEALI'I REICHEL, Kawaiokalena (Punahele)

Group of the Year

 HU'EWA, Hu'ewa (Ha)

Most Promising Artist of the Year

HU'EWA, Hu'ewa (Ha)

Single of the Year

"'OHAI ALI'I KALUHEA," Kuana Torres Kahele (KTK)

EP ("Extended Play") of the Year


Album of the Year

KAWAIOKALENA, Keali'i Reichel (Punahele) Keali'i Reichel, Fred Krauss, Jim Linkner, Shawn Pimental, and Michael Grande - producers

Song of the Year

"KAWAIOKALENA" by Keali'i Reichel from KAWAIOKALENA, Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)

Contemporary Album of the Year

REUNION, Amy & Willie K (Island Soul)

Island Music Album of the Year

KU'U 'AINA ALOHA, Kawika Kahiapo (Pono)

Rock Album of the Year

LIVE DUKE'S ON SUNDAY 2, Henry Kapono (Kapono)

Hawaiian Music Album of the Year

KAWAIOKALENA, Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)

Jazz Album of the Year

GOOD THING, Maggie Herron (no label)

Instrumental Album of the Year

JUS' CRUZIN', Ledward Kaapana (Jus' Press)

Alternative Album of the Year

KALAKAUA AVENUE, Streetlight Cadence (Streetlight Cadence)

Christmas Album of the Year

ENDLESS CHRISTMAS, Ginai (Black Hawaiian)

Slack Key Album of the Year

HO'OMALUHIA, Kawika Kahiapo (Pono)

Reggae Album of the Year

PARADISE, Kolohe Kai (RKD)

Religious Album of the Year

VICTORIOUS, New Hope Oahu (Dream Worship)

R&B Album of the Year

WAKING UP, Maryanne Ito (InTribal Scribings)

Compilation Album of the Year

ISLAND STYLE UKULELE 2, Various Artists (Neos) Bob and Pati St. John - producers

Favorite Entertainer of the Year


Graphics Award

WAILANI ARTATES, for OLANUI by Sean Robbins (Sean Robbins)

Liner Notes Awards

NEIL J. HANNAHS, for E MAU KE ALOHA by Waipuna (Poki)

Haku Mele Award (Composer's Award)

KAWAIOKALENA, by Keali'i Reichel from KAWAIOKALENA, Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)

Hawaiian Language Performance Award (Artist Award) 

KAWIKA KAHIAPO, Ku'u 'Aina Aloha (Pono)

Hawaiian Genre Category

MICHAEL GRANDE, JIM LINKNER, AND SHAWN PIMENTAL, for Kawaiokalena, Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)

Non-Hawaiian Genre Category

MICHAEL GRANDE, for They Come and They Go, Reggie Padilla (Pass Out)

International Album - Special Recognition Award

KEPANI, Kentaro Tsushima (School Bus)

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