Keali’i Reichel wins big at the 015 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards held at the Hawai’i Convention Center on Oahu.

2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Recipients

Male Vocalist
Keali’i Reichel, “Kawaiokalena” (Punahele)

Album of the Year – awarded to artist(s) and producer(s)
“Kawaiokalena,” Keali’i Reichel (Punahele); Keali’i Reichel, Fred Krauss, Jim Linkner, Shawn Pimental and Michael Grande, producers

Song of the Year (composer’s award)
“Kawaiokalena,” by Keali’i Reichel from “Kawaiokalena,” Keali’i Reichel (Punahele)

Hawaiian Music Album
“Kawaiokalena,” Keali’i Reichel (Punahele)

Favorite Entertainer (determined by public vote)
Keali’i Reichel

Haku Mele – awarded to composer(s) of first-time recorded Hawaiian language song
“Kawaiokalena,” by Keali’i Reichel from “Kawaiokalena,” Keali’i Reichel (Punahele)

Hawaiian Language Performance Award – awarded to artist
Keali’i Reichel, “Kawaiokalena” (Punahele)

Engineering Awards – awarded to Hawaii resident engineer(s)
Hawaiian Genre
Michael Grande, Jim Linkner and Shawn Pimental, for “Kawaiokalena,” Keali’i Reichel (Punahele)

Female Vocalist
Mailani, “A Lot Like Love” (Ha)

Group of the Year
Hu‘ewa, “Hu‘ewa” (Ha)

Most Promising Artist(s)
Hu‘ewa, “Hu‘ewa” (Ha)

Single of the Year (physical CD or digital)
“‘Ohai Ali‘i Kaluhea,” Kuana Torres Kahele (KTK)

EP (“Extended Play”) of the Year (must have between three and eight songs and less than 30 minutes of total playing time)
“Cha-Lang-A-Lang Christmas,” Na Hoa (Na Hoa)

Contemporary Album
“Reunion,” Amy & Willie K (Island Soul)

Island Music Album
“Ku‘u ‘Aina Aloha,” Kawika Kahiapo (Pono)

Rock Album
“Live Duke’s on Sunday 2,” Henry Kapono (Kapono)

Jazz Album
“Good Thing,” Maggie Herron (no label)

Instrumental Album
“Jus’ Cruzin’,” Ledward Kaapana (Jus’ Press)

Alternative Album
“Kalakaua Avenue,” Streetlight Cadence (Streetlight Cadence)

Christmas Album
“Endless Christmas,” Ginai (Black Hawaiian)

Slack Key Album
“Ho‘omaluhia,” Kawika Kahiapo (Pono)

Instrumental Composition (composer’s award)
“1,000 Crystals,” by Pali Ka’aihue from “1,000 Crystals,” Pali Ka’aihue (PK)

Reggae Album
“Paradise,” Kolohe Kai (RKD)

Religious Album
“Victorious,” New Hope Oahu (Dream Worship)

R&B Album
“Waking Up,” Maryanne Ito (InTribal Scribings)

Compilation Album of the Year — awarded to Hawaii resident producer(s)
“Island Style Ukulele 2,” various artists (Neos); Bob and Pati St. John, producers

Graphics — awarded to Hawaii resident designer(s)
Wailani Artates, for “Olanui,” by Sean Robbins (Sean Robbins)

Liner Notes — awarded to Hawaii resident annotator(s)
Neil J. Hannahs, for “E Mau Ke Aloha” by Waipuna (Poki)

Non-Hawaiian
Michael Grande, for “They Come and They Go,” Reggie Padilla (Pass Out)

International Album — (non-U.S. artists only)
“Kepani,” Kentaro Tsushima (School Bus)

Ki Ho‘alu Foundation Legacy Award 
Bobby Moderow Jr.

Moe Keale “Aloha Is” Award 
Melveen Leed

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