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April 24, 2018

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards: 2018 General Categories Nominations

Album of the Year 

  1. ‘Ala Anuhea – Kamaka Kukona (Hanu), Dave Tucciarone and Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, producers 
  2. Ho‘okena 3.0 – Ho‘okena (Huliau, LLC), Ho‘okena, producer 
  3. I Ke Kō A Ke Au – Keauhou (Keauhou), Keauhou, producer
  4. Makawalu – Nāpua (Pihana Productions), Dave Tucciarone and Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, producers 
  5. Palena ‘Ole – Kapena (KDE), Kapena, producer

 

EP (Extended Play) of the Year 

  1. Aia I Laila Ka Wai – Various Artists, Keola Donaghy and Joel Katz producers (Institute of Hawaiian Music)
  2. His Songs, His Stories, His Style – Brother Noland (Brother Noland) 
  3. Musicians Helping Musicians, Friends Helping Friends – Kuleana Breakfast Club (Kuleana Breakfast Club)
  4. Pali Ke Kua – Mailani (Hā Enterprises) 
  5. This Mountain – Pat Simmons, Jr. (Pat Simmons, Jr.) 

 

Single of the Year

  1. Autumn Leaves (Live) – Keahi Conjugacion (No Hum Yet)
  2. In My Life – Maggie Herron (Herron Song Records)
  3. Sincerely – Matagi (with Fiji) (Mea Nui Records, LLC)
  4. We Are Hawai‘i's Finest – Ekolu (Waiehu Records) 
  5. We Give You Glory – Gabby Pahinui (Bless Up Productions)  

 

Hawaiian Single of the Year (new)

  1. E Nānā – Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
  2. Kanakaloka – Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music) 
  3. Kaulana Ka Inoa ‘o Hōkūle‘a – Chad Takatsugi featuring Nā Hoa and Kuini (no label) 
  4. Ku‘u Lei Puakenikeni – Shawn and Lehua (Kalima Music, LLC)
  5. Nou E Pauahi – Eric Lee (Lee Enterprises) 

 

Song of the Year 

  1. Bamboo – Kimie Miner, from Proud As the Sun (Haku Records), Kimie Miner, Imua Garza, Jesse Epstein, and Isaac Moreno, composers 
  2. E Nānā – Nathan Aweau, from E Nānā (Bass Plus Music Arts), Nathan Aweau, composer 
  3. Kewalo Uka – Keauhou, from I Ke Kō A Ke Au (Keauhou), Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio, composer
  4. Ku‘u Lei Puakenikeni – Shawn and Lehua, from Ku‘u Lei Puakenikeni (Kalima Music, LLC), Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima, composers 
  5. When I Come Home – Kapena, from Palena ‘Ole (KDE), Kenneth Makuakāne, composer 

 

Instrumental Composition of the Year 

  1. Indie Man – Kamuela Kahoano from Portraits (Green Light Go HI Productions), Kamuela Kahoano, composer
  2. Journey Across the Sea, The – Greg Sardinha, Tsun-Hui Hung, and Jeff Peterson, from Across the Sea (Keala Records), Greg Sardinha and Tsun-Hui Hung, composers
  3. Kahulanui Boogie Woogie – Kahulanui from Mele Ho‘oilina (Kahulanui, LLC), Bill Noble, composer 
  4. Kailua Rain – Kuleana Breakfast Club from Musicians Helping Musicians, Friends Helping Friends (Kuleana Breakfast Club), David Kauahikaua, composer 
  5. Ke Ali‘i Ki‘eki‘e – Kenneth Makuakāne from Simply for Ke Akua (KMM), Kenneth Makuakāne and Kawaipunaoha‘ao Makuakāne, composers

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

  1. Sandy Essman – ‘Ale‘a (Tin Idol Productions) 
  2. Mailani – Pali Ke Kua (Hā Enterprises) 
  3. Stef Mariani – Stay Gold (Klever Kitty Records) 
  4. Kimie Miner – Proud As the Sun (Haku Records) 
  5. Nāpua – Makawalu (Pihana Productions)

 

Group of the Year 

  1. Bryan Tolentino & Herb Ohta, Jr. – ‘Ukulele Friends, The Sequel (Neos Productions) 
  2. Ho‘okena – Ho‘okena 3.0 (Huliau, LLC) 
  3. Kahulanui – Mele Ho‘oilina (Kahulanui, LLC)
  4. Kapena – Palena ‘Ole (KDE) 
  5. Keauhou – I Ke Kō A Ke Au (Keauhou) 

 

Male Vocalist of the Year 

  1. Lito Arkangel – Ku‘upau (Lito Arkangel)
  2. Brother Noland – His Songs, His Stories, His Style (Brother Noland) 
  3. Jack Johnson – All the Light Above It Too (Brushfire Records)
  4. Kamaka Kukona –  ‘Ala Anuhea (Hanu) 
  5. Kenneth Makuakāne – Simply for Ke Akua (KMM)

 

Most Promising Artist of the Year 

  1. Beat-Lele – Beat-Lele:  An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles (Beatle-lele Music) 
  2. Kala‘e Camarillo – Working Man (no label)
  3. Halemanu – So the Story Goes (Sounds Like Hale) 
  4. Leipono – Ku‘u Pualei (no label)
  5. Pat Simmons, Jr. – This Mountain (Pat Simmons, Jr.) 
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