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Best Album Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
1978 through 2009

The "Best Album" Na Hoku Hanohano Award is given to the artists and producers of the most well-produced album of the year. Winners of this award must be Hawaii state residents. Here are all of the winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Best Album Awards since the very first award ceremony in 1978.



2009 Best Album of the Year
With Aloha by Pali
TITLE: ... With Aloha
ARTIST: Pali
PRODUCERS: D.J. Pratt and Pali Kaaihue
LABEL: PK Records Hawaii
RELEASE DATE: December 2008
BUY IT: Amazon.com
2009 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2008 Best Album of the Year
Na Lani Eha Featuring Kuuipo Kumukahi
	and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
ALBUM TITLE: Na Lani Eha
ARTISTS: Kuuipo Kumukahi
ARTISTS: Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
LABEL: Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
PRODUCERS: Dr. Isaac Akuna, Karen Aiu, Kuuipo Kumukahi, Steve Kramer
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2008 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2007 Best Album of the Year
Generation Hawaii by Amy Hanaialii
ALBUM TITLE: Generation Hawaii
ARTIST: Amy Hanaialii
PRODUCERS: Michael Ruff and Hanaialii Records
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2007 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2006 Best Album of the Year
Maui by Hapa
ALBUM TITLE: Maui
ARTIST: Hapa
LABEL: Finn RecordS
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2006 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2005 Best Album of the Year
Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii
ALBUM TITLE: Eddie Kamae - Sons of Hawaii
ARTISTS: Eddie Kamae and The Sons Of Hawaii
PRODUCER: Hawaii Sons
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2005 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2004 Best Album of the Year
Ke'alaokamaile by Keali'i Reichel
ALBUM TITLE: Kealaokamaile
ARTIST: Kealii Reichel
LABEL: Punahele
PRODUCERS: Kealii Reichel, Fred Krauss, Jim Linkner
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2004 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories




2003 Best Album of the Year
Makani 'Olu'olu by Na Palapalai
ALBUM TITLE: Makani 'Olu'olu
ARTIST: Na Palapalai
PRODUCER: Koops 2 Entertainment
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2003 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2002 Best Album of the Year
Makani 'Olu'olu by Na Palapalai
ALBUM TITLE: Spread A Little Aloha
ARTIST: The Manao Company
PRODUCER: Dan Pa/A Guava Ding Thing
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2002 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2001 Best Album of the Year
A Pocket Full of Paradise by Na Leo Pilimehana
ALBUM TITLE: A Pocketful of Paradise
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana
LABEL: Na Leo Pilimehana
PRODUCERS: Na Leo Pilimehana, Kenneth Makuakane
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2001 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



2000 Best Album of the Year
Melelana by Keali'i Reichel
ALBUM TITLE: Melelana
ARTIST: Kealii Reichel
LABEL: Punahele
PRODUCERS: Kealii Reichel, Fred Krauss, Jim Linkner
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
2000 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1999 Best Album of the Year
Pure Heart
ALBUM TITLE: Pure Heart
ARTIST: Pure Heart
PRODUCER: Four String
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1999 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1998 Best Album of the Year
Hawaiian Tradition by Amy Gilliom
ALBUM TITLE: Hawaiian Tradition
ARTIST: Amy Gilliom
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com
- Mele.com
1998 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1997 Best Album of the Year (tie)
In Dis Life by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
ALBUM TITLE: In Dis Life
ARTIST: Israel Kamakawiwoole
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com
- Mele.com
1997 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1997 Best Album of the Year (tie)
Hahani Mai by Kekuhi Kanahele
ALBUM TITLE: Hahani Mai
ARTIST: Kekuhi Kanahele
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com
- Mele.com
1997 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1996 Best Album of the Year
Flying With Angels by Na Leo Pilimehana
ALBUM TITLE: Flying With Angels
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana
PRODUCER: Na Leo Pilimehana
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1996 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1995 Best Album of the Year
Kawaipunahele by Keali'i Reichel
ALBUM TITLE: Kawaipunahele
ARTIST: Kealii Reichel
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1995 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1994 Best Album of the Year
Hapa by Hapa
ALBUM TITLE: Hapa
ARTISTS: Hapa
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1994 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1993 Best Album of the Year
Hooluana by the Maka Sons
ALBUM TITLE: Hooluana
ARTIST: Makaha Sons of Niihau
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1993 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1992 Best Album of the Year
Kahaialii by Willie K
ALBUM TITLE: Kahaialii
ARTIST: Willie K.
BUY THIS CD: Mele.com - 1992 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1991 Best Album of the Year
Self Portrait by Teresa Bright
ALBUM TITLE: Self Portrait
ARTIST: Teresa Bright
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1991 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1990 Best Album of the Year
Hoike
ALBUM TITLE: Hoike
ARTIST: Pandanus Club
BUY THIS CD: Mele.com
1990 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1989 Best Album of the Year
Good Times Together
ALBUM TITLE: Goodtimes Together
ARTIST: Cecilio and Kapono
BUY THIS CD: Mele.com
1989 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1988 Best Album of the Year
Black Orchid by Peter Moon Band
ALBUM TITLE: Black Orchid
ARTIST: The Peter Moon Band
This album is hard to find - try searching the Web
1988 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1987 Best Album of the Year
Hoola
ALBUM TITLE: Hoola
ARTIST: Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau
BUY THIS CD: Mele.com
1987 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1986 Best Album of the Year
Hawaiian Passion by Tony C
ALBUM TITLE: Hawaiian Passion
ARTIST: Tony Conjugacion
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1986 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1985 Best Album of the Year
Island In Your Eyes
ALBUM TITLE: Island in Your Eyes
ARTISTS: The Brothers Cazimero
This album is hard to find - try searching the Web
1985 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1984 Best Album of the Year
Kapono Beamer
ALBUM TITLE: Escape to Paradise
ARTIST: Kapono Beamer
This album is hard to find - try searching the Web
1984 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1983 Best Album of the Year
Cane Fire
ALBUM TITLE: Cane Fire
ARTISTS: The Peter Moon Band
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1983 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1982 Best Album of the Year
Come To Me Gently
ALBUM TITLE: Come To Me Gently
ARTIST: Olomana
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1982 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1981 Best Album of the Year
Fabulous Crush
ALBUM TITLE: Fabulous Krush
ARTISTS: The Krush
This album is hard to find - try searching the Web
1981 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1980 Best Album of the Year
Tropical Storm
ALBUM TITLE: Tropical Storm
ARTIST: The Peter Moon Band
BUY THIS CD: Amazon.com - Mele.com
1980 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1979 Best Album of the Year
Honolulu City Lights
In 1979 there was no best album award, but Honolulu City Lights by Keola and Kapono Beamer swept the event, winning awards in six categories that year.
Buy the "Honolulu City Lights" CD at Amazon.com
Buy the "Honolulu City Lights" CD at Mele.com
1979 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



1978 Best Album of the Year
Night Music
In 1978 there was no best album award but Melveen by Hawaiian country music artist Melveen Leed won awards in four categories and Night Music by contemporary artists Cecilio and Kapono won awards in three categories
Buy the "Night Music" CD at Amazon.com
Buy the "Night Music" CD at Mele.com
("Melveen" album is hard to find - try searching the Web)
1978 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories



Note that the Na Hoku Hanohano awards announced during a particular year are actually the awards for best albums released during the previous year.


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



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