Melveen Leed live performance during the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club’s Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a festival held in downtown Henderson, Nevada.

Melveen Ku’uleipuanan Leed was born on the island of Moloka’i. After winning the title of “Miss Molokai” she begin singing in the mid-1960s and has released a number of records in the genres of Hawaiian, Country, and Jazz music.

She won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Best Female Vocalist in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984 and 1987. She has had several guest roles on Hawaii Five-O and sang at the Grand Ole Opry. She is arguably one of the best all-time female vocalist in Hawai’i and has performed throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the United States, and other countries such as Japan.