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Most Promising Artist Hoku Awards

The "Most Promising Artist" Na Hoku Hanohano Award is given to the artist or group with the best first-recorded album. The nominees must be still alive as of December 31 of the competition year and they must be Hawaii state residents. Here are all of the winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Most Promising Artist Award since the very first award ceremony in 1978.

2008
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
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2007
ARTIST: Paula Fuga
ALBUM TITLE: Lilikoi
LABEL: Pakipika

2006
ARTIST: Aaron J. Sala,
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka 'Upu Aloha: Alone With My Thoughts"
LABEL: Hula

2005
ALBUM TITLE: "Brittni X 3"
ARTIST: Brittni Paiva
PRODUCER: Talmidim

2004
ARTIST: Kainani Kahaunaele
ALBUM: "Na'u 'Oe"

2003
ARTIST: Raiatea Helm
ALBUM TITLE: "Far Away Heaven"
LABEL: Rip Tide

2002
ARTIST: Keahiwai
ALBUM TITLE: "Local Girls"
PRODUCER: Island Groove

2001
ARTIST: 'Ale'a
ALBUM TITLE: "Take Me Home"
PRODUCER: Poki

2000
ARTIST: Weldon Kekauoha
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Man"
PRODUCER: A Guava Ding Thing

1999
ARTIST: Pure Heart
ALBUM TITLE: "Pure Heart"
PRODUCER: Four String

1998
ARTIST: O'Brian Eselu
ALBUM TITLE: "Ke Kumu"

1997
ARTIST: John Cruz
ALBUM: "Kekuhi"
PRODUCER: Kanahele

1996
ARTIST: Darren Benitez
ALBUM TITLE: "Broken Hearts"

1995
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
ALBUM TITLE: "Kawaipunahele"

1994
ARTISTS: Hapa
ALBUM TITLE: "Hapa"

1993
ARTIST: Ke'alohi
ALBUM TITLE: "Ke'alohi"

1992
ARTIST: Willie K.
ALBUM TITLE: "Kahaiali'i"

1990
ARTIST: Jeff Rasmussen
ALBUM TITLE: "Without You"

1989
None

1988
ARTIST: Nightwing
ALBUM TITLE: "Nightwing"

1987
ARTIST: Darrell Lupenui
ALBUM TITLE: "Darrell Lupenui"

1986
ARTIST: Kipapa Rush Band
ALBUM TITLE: "Hardly Working"

1985
ARTIST: Brickwood Galuteria
ALBUM TITLE: "E Aloha E"

1984
ARTIST:Audy Kimura
ALBUM TITLE: "Looking for The Good Life"

1983
ARTISTS: The Kasuals
ALBUM TITLE: "The Kasuals"

1982
ARTIST: Frank Kawai Hewett
SONGS: "Pua Melia" b/w "Halalu"

1981
ARTISTS: The Krush
ALBUM TITLE: "Fabulous Krush"

1980
ALBUM TITLE: "Karen Keawehawai`i"
ARTIST: Karen Keawehawai`i

1979
ARTIST: Andy Bumatai
ALBUM TITLE: "Andy Bumatai: Hawaii's First Stand-Up Comic"

1978
ALBUM TITLE: "Hokule`a: The Musical Saga"
ARTIST: Hokule`a
(Best New Artist Award)

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



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