IZ's 'Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World' No. 1 in Germany

GERMANY (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's been 13 years since Hawaiian music legend Israel Kamakawiwoole passed away, but his music continues to make international headlines.

"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" took the No. 1 spot on the German singles chart.

The song debuted on the German singles chart several weeks ago at No. 10, and gained the No. 1 spot last week.

IZ's album, "Facing Future" was released in the U.S. in 1993, but was only released in Europe on Oct. 8. It debuted on the German charts at No. 17.

The Mountain Apple Company Hawaii produced and distributed the album. They plan to release "Facing Future" to other European countries this winter.

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