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Best Hawaiian Album Hoku Awards

The Na Hoku Hanohano Hawaiian Album of the Year Award goes to the best performance of Hawaiian music. At least 75% of the material on the album must be in the Hawaiian language. Here are all of the winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for best Hawaiian album, since the very first award ceremony in 1978.

2008
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM TITLE: Aina Kupuna
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
Buy the "Aina Kupuna" CD at Amazon.com

2007
ALBUM TITLE: Generation Hawaii
ARTIST: Amy Hanaialii
LABEL: Hanaialii

2006
ALBUM TITLE: Welo
ARTIST: Kaumakaiwa "Lopaka" Kanaka'ole
LABEL: Mountain Apple

2005
TITLE: "Ke 'Ala Beauty"
ARTIST: Na Palapalai
WHAT IS THIS: Koops 2

2004
ALBUM TITLE: "Ke'alaokamaile" ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel

2003
ALBUM TITLE: "Makani 'Olu'olu"
ARTIST: Na Palapalai
PRODUCER: Koops 2

2002
ALBUM TITLE: "Alone In IZ World"
ARTIST: Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
PRODUCERS: Big Boy and Mountain Apple Company

2001
ALBUM TITLE: "Maunalua"
ARTIST: Maunalua
PRODUCER: Koa

2000
ALBUM TITLE: "Melelana"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
PRODUCER: Punahele

1999
ALBUM TITLE: "Hanaiali'i"
ARTISTS: Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K
PRODUCER: Mountain Apple

1998
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Tradition" ARTIST: Amy Gilliom

1997
ALBUM TITLE: "Kuikawa"
ARTISTS: Makaha Sons
PRODUCER: Hahani Mai

1996
ALBUM TITLE: "Lei Hali'a"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
PRODUCER: Punahele Records
("Popular Hawaiian Album" award)

1995
ALBUM TITLE: "Kawaipunahele"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
("Popular Hawaiian Album" award)

1994
ALBUM TITLE: "Na Hiwa Kupuna O Ku'u One Hanau"
ARTIST: Ku'uipo Kumukahi

1980-1993
During these years there was no "Hawaiian album of the year", but instead there were "contemporary Hawaiian album" and "traditional Hawaiian album" awards.

1978-1979
In 1978 and 1979 there was no "Hawaiian album of the year" award, but there were "best contemporary Hawaiian album" awards.

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



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