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2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
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The winners of the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for best Hawaii and Hawaiian Music albums, producers, and artists of 2009 were announced at an awards ceremony in at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on May 30, 2010.

2010 Best Album Awards

Album of the Year
TITLE: Friends and Family of Hawaii
ARTIST: Amy Hanaialii (duet album)
Past "Best Album" Winners

Anthology Producer's Award
TITLE: A Bright Christmas
ARTIST: Teresa Bright
PRODUCER: Kit Ebersbach and D.J. Pratt
LABEL: Teresa bright
Past "Best Anthology Album" Winners

Christmas Album
TITLE: (album title in red)
ARTIST: ?
PRODUCER: ?
LABEL: ?
REVIEW: ?
BUY IT: Amazon.com - Mele.com - iTunes
Past "Best Christmas Album" Winners

Comedy Album of the Year
Not announced
Past "Best Comedy Album" Winners

Compilation Producer's Award
TITLE: Ike o na Kumu Hula (Insights of Hula Sources)
ARTIST: Various Artists
PRODUCER: Tony Conjugacion and Pierre Grill
LABEL: Lamaku Society
Past "Best Compilation Album" Winners

Contemporary Album of the Year
TITLE: Anuhea
ARTIST: anuhea Jenkins
LABEL: OneHawaii
Past "Best Contemporary Album" Winners

Contemporary Hawaiian Album
No Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album Award in 2008 or 2010
Past "Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album" Winners

Hawaiian Album
TITLE: Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha
ARTIST: Uluwehi Guerrero
LABEL: Kaulupono
Past "Best Hawaiian Album" Winners

Instrumental Album of the Year
TITLE: Live
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
LABEL: Hitchhike
Past "Best Instrumental Album" Winners

Island Music Album of the Year
TITLE: E Kuuipo E Hula Mai Me Au
ARTIST: Kuuipo Kumukahi
LABEL: Ward
Past "Best Island Contemporary Music Album" Winners

Jazz Album of the Year
TITLE: Girl Talk
ARTIST: Hula Honeys
LABEL: Ululoa
Past "Best Jazz Album" Winners

R&B / Hip Hop Album of the Year
TITLE: Before My Last Breath
ARTIST: Ryan Hiraoka
LABEL: Rubbah Slippah
Past "Best R&B or Hip Hop Album" Winners

Reggae Album of the Year
TITLE: Ekolu Music II: Anthem
ARTIST: Ekolu
LABEL: Waiehu
Past "Best Reggae Album" Winners

Religious Album of the Year
TITLE: Kulana
ARTIST: Barrett Awai
LABEL: Diamond Head Christian Records
Past "Best Religious Album" Winners

Rock Album of the Year
TITLE: Acousti-Me
ARTIST: Kona
LABEL: LineKona
Past "Best Rock Album" Winners

Slack Key Album of the Year
TITLE: Maui on My Mind
ARTIST: Jeff Peterson
LABEL: Peterson
Past "Best Slack Key Album" Winners: None (new category)

2010 Best Artist Awards

Most Promising Artist
ARTIST: Anuhea Jenkins
ALBUM: "Anuhea"
LABEL: One Hawaii
Past "Most Promising Artist" Winners

Female Vocalist of the Year
ARTIST: Mailani Makainai
ALBUM: Mailani
LABEL: Mountain Apple
Past "Best Female Vocalist" Winners

Male Vocalist of the Year
ARTIST: Willie K
ALBUM: Uncle Willie K Live from Mulligan's on the Blue
LABEL: Maui Gribe
Past "Best Male Vocalist" Winners

Hawaiian Language Performance of the Year
The Na Hoku Hanohano "Hawaiian Language Performance" award is selected by a panel of Hawaiian music and Hawaiian language experts.
ARTIST: Hookena
ALBUM: Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty
LABEL: Hoomau
Past "Best Hawaiian Language Performance" Winners

Favorite Entertainer
The Na Hoku Hanohano "Favorite Entertainer of the Year" award is selected by the general public using an online voting process.
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
Past "Favorite Entertainer" Winners


Group of the Year
ARTIST: Hookena
ALBUM: Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty
LABEL: Hoomau
Past "Best Group" Winners

2010 Best Song Awards

Song of the Year
SONG: Polinahe
SONGWRITER: Lorna Lim and Wailau Ryder
ARTIST: Lorna Lim
ALBUM: "Polinahe"
LABEL: Palm
Past "Best Song Composer" Winners

Haku Mele
The Na Hoku Hanohano "Best Haku Mele" award is selected by a panel of Hawaiian music and Hawaiian language experts.
SONG: Hanohano Helumoa
SONGWRITER: Manu Boyd
ARTIST: Hookena
ALBUM: Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty
LABEL: Hoomau
Past "Haku Mele" Winners

2010 DVD Award

Music Video DVD of the Year
TITLE: Raiatea Live
ARTIST: Raiatea Helm
LABEL: Raiatea Helm
Past "Best Album" Winners

2010 Technical Awards

Graphics
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Kuhao Zane
ALBUM: Polinahe
ARTIST: Lorna Lim
LABEL: Palm
Past "Best Graphics" Winners

Engineering
ENGINEER: Gaylord Holomalia
ALBUM: C&K
ARTIST: Cecilio and Kapono
LABEL: C&K
Past "Best Engineered Album" Winners


Liner Notes
WRITER: Uluwehi Guerrero
ALBUM: "Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha
ARTIST: Uluwehi Guerrero
LABEL: Kaulupono
Past "Best Liner Notes" Winners

2010 Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Makaha sons of Niihau
Boyce Kaihihikapuokalani Rodrigues
The Isaacs Ohana
Reverand Ida Keliiokalani (N\Hanapi) Chun
George Kainapau, Jr.
Past "Lifetime Achievement" Winners

Ki Ho Alu Award
To be announced


Moe Keale "Aloha Is" Award for Community Service
To be announced

Bill Murata Scholarship Award
To be announced

Articles About the May 30, 2010 Award Ceremony
John Berger Honolulu Star Bulletin Article
Kawehi Haug Honolulu Advertiser Article





If you have any corrections to the above information or interesting stories or facts about the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano awards please send a message to the email address on our contacts page.

See also:
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist



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