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Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 2010 List of Nominees

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Best performance by a female artist

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Best performance by a male artist

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Best performance by a vocal duo or group

MOST PROMISING ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR
Most promising first-recorded effort as featured artist or group

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best CD release of the year. Award to local resident artist and producer

ANTHOLOGY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Producers award - best album of previously released material; award to local producer

  • A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS by Teresa Bright; Kit Ebersbach and DJ Pratt, producers
  • NA LEO 2TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION by Na Leo Pilimehana; Na Leo Pilimehana, producers
  • SEAN NA`AUAO HOT HITS by Sean Na`auao; Sean Na`auao, producer
  • TOM MOFFATT 50 YEARS OF MUSIC IN HAWAI`I by Various Artists; George Chun and Andrea Dismuke, producers
  • ULTIMATE VIBES: THE BEST OF NATURAL VIBRATIONS by Natural Vibrations; Natural Vibrations, producers

COMPILATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Producers award. Best performance of newly released material. Award to local producer

  • CROSSSTICK COLLECTIVE VOL 1by Various Artists; Vernon Kapua`ala, producer
  • DJ JIMMY TACO AND SLAPP SYMPHONY PRESENTS SLAPP COLLECTIVE by Various Artists; James Westbrook and Leti Leti, producers
  • HULA ISLAND STYLE VOL 1 by Various Artists; Greg Sardinha, producer
  • 'IKE O NA KUMU HULA by Various Artists; Tony Conjugacion and Pierre Grill, producers
  • MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR VOL 2 by Various Artists; George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser and Wayne Wong, producers

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of music in a contemporary style

HAWAIIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of Hawaiian music

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best instrumental performance

  • FOUR STRINGS: THE FIRE WITHIN by Brittni Paiva
  • FROM HIS HEART by Derick Sebastian
  • LANI by Chiyo Flynn and Bruce Shimabukuro
  • LIVE by Jake Shimabukuro
  • SOLO `UKULELE ORCHESTRATIONS by Gordon Mark
  • WAIHUA by Ranga Pae

ISLAND MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best contemporary performance of music of our about Hawai`i

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best jazz performance

  • COME TOGETHER by Ginai with Pierre Grill
  • GIRL TALK by Hula Honeys
  • JUST UKE AND ME by Alvin Okami
  • LAST TAKES WITH RORY by The Rich Crandall Trio
  • UKULELE VIBES by Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of music in R&B or Hip-Hop style

  • BEFORE MY LAST BREATH by Ryan Hiraoka
  • NOBODY OWNS ME by Faioso
  • RAPS 2 DA MAX by Mo Illa Pillaz
  • SITUATION by Pone Boy

REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of music in a reggae style

RELIGIOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of religious material

  • C.Z. RUNNER by Kamalei Mark Teves
  • KALANA by Barrett Awai
  • NU `OLI by Na Leo Ho`onani
  • TESTAFIYAH by Testafiyah

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of music in a rock style

  • ACOUSTI-ME by Kona
  • CANEFIELD HERO by David Tamaoka
  • DON'T SLOW DOWN by The Throwdowns
  • SIMPLE TRUTH by Gail Swanson
  • WHITE MARKS ON A WHITE WALL by Linus!

SLACK KEY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best performance of slack key (ki ho`alu) or vocals with slack key accompaniment

SONG OF THE YEAR
Composer's award -- best achievement in creating a first-time recorded song

MUSIC VIDEO DVD OF THE YEAR
Best performance of music and video on a DVD

GRAPHICS
Best designed and created album package

LINER NOTES
Best liner notes

  • Barrett Awai for KALANA by Barrett Awai
  • Tony Conjugacion for `IKE O NA KUMU HULA by Various Artists
  • Uluwehi Guerrero for ULUWEHI SINGS NA MELE HULA ALOHA by Uluwehi Guerrero
  • Neil Hannahs for MANA`O PILI by Waipuna
  • Kawaikapuokalani Hewett for HO`OLA I KA POLI by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
  • George & Nancy Kahumoku for KANI WAI by George Kahumoku, Jr. & Bob Brozman
  • Cindy Lance for BABA by Baba Alimoot
  • Larry Spieler for YESTERDAY & TODAY by Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawai`i

ENGINEERING
Best technical achievement in a sound recording and mix-down

  • Wendell Ching for G-STYLE by Micah G.
  • Gaylord Holomalia for C&K by Cecilio & Kapono
  • David Kauahikaua and Ron Short for KOHALA MOON by Rodney Cazimero
  • Darin Leong for MAUI ON MY MIND by Jeff Peterson
  • Ron Pendragon for BEHIND THE MOON by Treysara

HAKU MELE
Composers award - best first-released song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE
Best performance in the Hawaiian language

FAVORITE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Brother Noland
  • Amy Hanaiali`i
  • Uluwehi Guerrero
  • Ho`okena
  • Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawai`i
  • Ku`uipo Kumukahi
  • Lorna Lim
  • Na Palapalai
  • Jeff Peterson
  • Jake Shimabukuro

 

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