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April 24, 2018

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards: 2018 Genre Categories Nominees

Alternative Album of the Year 

  1. Anaspond – Mele‘uhane (Tiki Time Records) 
  2. Human – Kukahi Lee (Makali‘i Productions) 
  3. Portraits – Kamuela Kahoano (Green Light Go HI Productions) 
  4. Retrograde – Evan Khay (Evan Khay) 
  5. Stay Gold – Stef Mariani (Klever Kitty Records) 

Anthology of the Year 

  1. 30th Anniversary – Pandanus Club (KMM)
  2. Best of Metal Kalikimaka Vol. 1 - 3 – Tin Idols (Tin Idol Productions) 
  3. Family Memories – The Best of Dad, Nick, and Alx – Manoa DNA (ASFI)
  4. Happy to Be Me – Randy Parker (Mauka Productions) 
  5. Jus' Bes' – Led Kaapana (Jus' Press Productions) 

Compilation of the Year 

  1. Na Leo Kau‘i O Hawai‘i – Various Artists (Neos Productions) 
  2. Na Mele ‘Ukulele – Various Artists (Neos Productions) 
  3. Season of Change, A – Various Artists (Elation Records) 

Contemporary Album of the Year 

  1. All The Light Above It Too – Jack Johnson (Brushfire Records) 
  2. Aloha Spirit – Tavana (no label)
  3. John Valentine Hawaii:  Back In My Day – John Valentine (Studio Valentine One Music) 
  4. Palena ‘Ole – Kapena (KDE) 
  5. Proud As the Sun – Kimie Miner (Haku Records) 

Hawaiian Music Ablum of the Year 

  1. ‘Ala Anuhea – Kamaka Kukona (Hanu)
  2. Ho‘okena 3.0 – Ho‘okena (Huliau, LLC) 
  3. I Ke Ko A Ke Au – Keauhou (Keauhou) 
  4. Ku‘upau – Lito Arkangel (Lito Arkangel) 
  5. Makawalu – Napua (Pihana Productions) 

Hip Hop Album of the Year 

  1. ArtChiTexture – Cedric Clinton (no label)
  2. Makana – Illtalian (no label)
  3. My Time, No Lie – Slikk (Aloha Hye Records) 
  4. Open Eyes – Geronimo (no label)     
  5. Rubberbandz & Contraband – Aktion (Twentybirdz)
  6. TRULife – Tre Tru (Island Moho Ent.)

Instrumental Album of the Year 

  1. Across the Sea – Greg Sardinha, Tsun-Hui Hung, and Jeff Peterson (Keala Records) 
  2. Aloha, This Is Who We Are – Lance Takamiya (Lance Takamiya / Pass Out Records) 
  3. Na Waiho‘olu‘u – Dennis Soares (Elation Records) 

Island Music Album of the Year 

  1. Aloha From My Hawai‘i – Michael Chock (Seawind Productions) 
  2. Coming Home – Cane Fire (Cane Fire Music) 
  3. Island Treasurers – Damien Paiva (no label)
  4. People and Places of Na Ko‘olau – Rod Young and Gordon Broad (Moon Surfer Productions) 
  5. So the Story Goes – Halemanu (Sounds Like Hale) 

Jazz Album of the Year 

  1. Deems Tsutakawa and Friends – Live in Hawaii – Deems Tsutakawa and Friends (J-Town Records)
  2. Live at Studio 6 – Rich Crandall Trio (Music Formats) 
  3. Mele Ho‘oilina – Kahulanui (Kahulanui, LLC) 
  4. Rendezvous At Eight – Jimmy C (Jimmy C) 
  5. Swanky at Abbey Road – Patrick von Wiegandt featuring Ginai (von Wiegandt Productions) 

Metal Album of the Year (new)

  1. Guns, God, Gold – Champions of Terminal (Tin Idol Productions) 
  2. Medusa Live at Kumu Kahua Theatre – Storm (Tin Idol Productions)
  3. New Genesis – Sin73 (Tin Idol Productions)
  4. Tribute – Makona (Tin Idol Productions)
  5. Zodiac – Storm (Tin Idol Productions)

Music Video of the Year (new)  

  1. Bamboo – Kimie Miner (Haku Records) 
  2. E Na Kini – Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music)
  3. E Pili Mai – Napua (Pihana Productions)
  4. Kewalo Uka – Keauhou (Keauhou) 
  5. When I Come Home – Kapena (KDE)

R&B Album of the Year 

  1. Genres of Soul – RJ Kaneao (Groove Plant Hawaii) 
  2. Point Panic – Mango Season (no label)
  3. Universal Invitation – Goldawn Won & The Universe (808 Connects) 

Reggae Album of the Year 

  1. Almost Famous – Backwards Shaka (Yucky Apple Studios)
  2. Live What You Love – Mark Saito (Mark Saito Music) 
  3. Marching Orders – The Green (Easy Star Records) 

Religious Album of the Year 

  1. Carry Me On – Mark Riley (Music Missions International Kauai) 
  2. Greatest Love, The – Nigel Kauanui (no label)
  3. Kingdom– New Hope Oahu Music (Dream Music) 
  4. Simply for Ke Akua – Kenneth Makuakane (KMM)
  5. Souljahs of Jesus Christ – Sons of Yeshua (Bless Up Productions) 

Rock Album of the Year

  1. Along These Lines – Zach Manzano (Zach Manzano) 
  2. Eklectic – Stuart Hollinger (Baby Boy Productions) 
  3. Lightning Strikes Hilo – Larry Dupio (no label)
  4. Lock – The Bandhas (Ultramega Records) 
  5. Lovechile – Lovechile (Pass Out Records) 
  6. Shining – Pierce Bivens (Bandwagon Studios) 

‘Ukulele Album of the Year 

  1. More Than This – Kris Fuchigami (Kris Fuchigami) 
  2. My Dog Has Fleas – Arlie-Avery Asiu (Arlie-Avery Asiu) 
  3. New Journey, A – Andrew Molina (Shadow Uke Music) 
  4. Soliloquy – Arden Fujiwara (no label)
  5. Spotless Mind, The – Neal Chin (Nose Butter Productions) 
  6. ‘Ukulele Friends:  The Sequel – Bryan Tolentino & Herb Ohta, Jr. (Neos Productions) 
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