主要部門

Female Vocalist of the Year – Best performance by a female artist

1. NATALIE AI KAMAUU, “La La La La” (Keko)
2. AMY HĀNAIALI‘I, “Chardonnay” (Ua)
3. MAILANI, “Pacific Gem” (Hā)
4. LILY MEOLA, “They Say…” (no label)
5. KIMIE MINER, Kimie Miner (Kimie Miner)

Group of the Year – Best performance by a vocal duo or group

1. BEN & MAILA, “All About Love” (Dream)
2. CRIMSON APPLE, “Hello” (Crimson Apple)
3. KAHULANUI, “From Hawai‘i to New York” (Kahulanui)
4. MAUNALUA, “He Inoa” (Lokahi)
5. ROUGH RIDERS, THE, “We Ride” (Rough Rider)

Male Vocalist of the Year – Best performance by a male artist

1. NATHAN AWEAU, “‘Āina Hānau” (Bass Plus Music Arts)
2. JIMMY BORGES, “Jimmy Borges” (Mountain Apple)
3. MICHAEL KEALE, “No Ka Beauty” (PRM)
4. MIKE LOVE, “Love Will Find A Way” (Love Not War)
5. SEAN NA‘AUAO, “Lehua Beauty” (Mountain Apple)

Album of the Year – Best album release of the year

1. “ĀINA HĀNAU,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts) Nathan Aweau – producer
2. “CHARDONNAY,” Amy Hānaiali‘i (Ua) Michael Ruff – producer
3. “HE INOA,” Maunalua (Lokahi) Lokahi Records – producer
4. “JIMMY BORGES,” Jimmy Borges (Mountain Apple) Jon de Mello – producer
5. “LA LA LA LA,” Natalie Ai Kamauu (Keko) David Tucciarone, Natalie Ai Kamauu and Iolani Kamauu – producers
6. “LEHUA BEAUTY,” Sean Na‘auao (Mountain Apple) Jon de Mello – producer

Most Promising Artist of the Year – Most promising first-recorded effort as a featured artist or group

1. BLAYNE ASING, “Young, Old Soul” (no label)
2. CRIMSON APPLE, “Hello” (Crimson Apple)
3. KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS CHILDREN’S CHORUS, “He Koa Mau A Mau” (KSBE)
4. LILY MEOLA, “They Say…” (no label)
5. TIM ROSE, “Tim Rose” (no label)

Single of the Year – Best-recorded performance of a song released as a single in either physical (CD) or digital format

1. “365,” Kapena featuring Kalenaku (KDE)
2. “IN THE END (HISESSIONS),” Nathan Aweau (HiSessions)
3. “NEW MELODY,” Kapena featuring Pena Bu & Kay-Oh! (KDE)
4. “OHOHIA KO KA HONUA,” Kūpaoa (Hulu Kupuna)
5. “SHOWER TREE,” Natalie Ai Kamauu (Keko)

EP (“Extended Play”) of the Year – Best extended play release (between 3 and 8 songs) of newly released material

1. “ALOOOHA,” Danny and Nicholas Kaleikini (Ming Pur)
2. “BROTHER FOR THE PEOPLE,” Taz Vegas (RSM)
3. “FROM HAWAI‘I TO NEW YORK,” Kahulanui (Kahulanui)
4. “UKULELE WHAT?,” Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau (Loihi)
5. “WE RIDE,” The Rough Riders (Rough Rider)

Song of the Year – Best achievement in creating a first-time recorded song

1. “‘ĀINA HĀNAU” by Nathan Aweau from “‘ĀINA HĀNAU,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
2. “HE MAKANA A KA PU‘UWAI” by Louis “Moon” Kauakahi from “A GIFT OF THE HEART,” Mark Yamanaka & Kūpaoa (Hulu Kupuna)
3. “MAUNALUA HE INOA” by Manu Boyd from “HE INOA,” Maunalua (Lokahi)
4. “SHOWER TREE” by Kihei Nahale-a and Natalie Ai Kamauu from “LA LA LA LA,” Natalie Ai Kamauu (Keko)
5. “UALE‘A O KA MAHINA” by Amy Hānaiali‘i from “CHARDONNAY,” Amy Hānaiali‘i (Ua)

Instrumental Composition – (Composer’s award) Best achievement in creating a first-time recorded insrumental composition

1. “Cassandra,” by Henry Kapono from “We Ride,” The Rough Riders (Rough Rider)
2. “Moemoea,” by Kris Fuchigami from “Moemoea,” Kris Fuchigami (Kris Fuchigami)
3. “Old Pali,” by Jeff Peterson from “O‘ahu,” Jeff Peterson (Peterson)
4. “Pi‘iholo Sunset,” by George Kahumoku Jr. from “Paniolo Slack Key — Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy,” George Kahumoku Jr. (Kealia Farms)
5. “Summer of 81,” by Nathan Aweau from “‘Āina Hanau,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
6. “Travels,” by Jake Shimabukuro from “Travels,” Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)

Favorite Entertainer of the Year – Best performance by an artist or group

1. NATALIE AI KAMAUU
2. NATHAN AWEAU
3. BEN & MAILA
4. JIMMY BORGES
5. AMY HĀNAIALI‘I
6. KAWIKA KAHIAPO
7. MAUNALUA
8. SEAN NA‘AUAO
9. JEFF PETERSON
10. STREETLIGHT CADENCE
11. MARK YAMANAKA & KŪPAOA

そのほかのカテゴリーのノミネートはこちらでご確認ください!
http://keoladonaghy.com/pdf/2016NaHokuFinalBallot.pdf

また、ホノルルの新聞スターアドバタイザーでもすでにニュースになっていました!
http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/finalists-named-for-na-hoku-hanohano-awards/

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