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Amy Hānaialiʻi is Hawai’i’s top-selling female vocalist of all time

Hānaiali’i’s success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgements, including 6 GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album & Best Native Roots Music Album.

Hanaiali’i’s talent emerges from a disciplined classical training, fused powerhouse vocals, and honoring her family’s worldly heritage and rooted ancestral responsibility.

Amy’s albums have garnered 18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards – Hawai’i’s equivalent to the GRAMMY® awards.

Amy has played for the Dalai Lama, two inaugural balls in D.C. for President Obama and the first entertainer ever to perform in the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, China. Amy has played for sold-out crowds in Europe, Japan and all across America and French Polynesia. Hānaiali’i’s Friends and Family album showcased a stunning duet with country music legend Willie Nelson. Alongside and recording with the best, Amy also has performed live and opened for renowned artists like Earth, Wind and Fire, Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Diana Krall, Joe Cocker and many more – her upcoming release features a duet with Michael McDonald.

She has played to sold-out shows at the following world-renowned venues: Blue Note Jazz Club New York and Japan, Feinstienʻs, Stern Grove, The Cutting Room, and numerous performances with Orchestras in Opera Houses worldwide.

Her diverse success and cultural responsibility, provide clear recognition by Hawai’i’s music community and fans with universal acceptance. All of Amy’s albums have validated commercial success by consistently placing her at the top of the World Album Billboard charts.

Awards

6 GRAMMY® nominations.

18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.

Kalawai’anui

62nd Annual Grammy Awards (2019) nomination

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

Amy Hanaiali’i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii

53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2010) nomination

BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Friends & Family Of Hawai`i

52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2009) nomination

BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Aumakua

51st Annual Grammy Awards (2008) nomination

BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Generation Hawai’i

49th Annual Grammy Awards (2006) nomination

BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Amy & Willie Live

47th Annual Grammy Awards (2004) nomination

BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM

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