Here are the best artists and bands from Hawaii. Despite Hawaii's small size in comparison to other states, it has made some major contributions to the music industry. For example, the styling of the slack-key guitar is recognizable no matter where you live around the globe. The state has also impacted the country music genre with the introduction of the steel guitar, which can be heard in dozens of classic songs. One thing is certain. When you look at the best musical artists from Hawaii, you never know what you might get.
From folk artists to rock bands, Hawaii has an incredibly diverse roster of artists to call its own. All of the artists on this list were either born in the state or raised there at some point in their childhoods. Don Ho's song "Tiny Bubbles" was a smash hit upon its release. All of the members of the band Iration came from Hawaii, and now, they play their smooth, reggae beats for audiences to enjoy worldwide. Other popular Hawaii artists include Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Jack Johnson, and Hoku.
Even if you come from the mainland, you will find artists here you adore. Determining who the most famous Hawaii musical artists are is entirely in your hands. It is up to you to decide who the biggest kahuna of them all is.
Albums: Alone in IZ World, Over The Rainbow, N Dis Life, Facing Future, E Ala Ē, + more
Albums: In Between Dreams, Sleep Through the Static, On and On, En Concert, To the Sea, + more
Albums: Hawaii's Greatest Hits, Tiny Bubbles, Greatest Hits!, Hawaiian Favorites, Don Ho Gold
Albums: The Exotic Sounds of the Arthur Lyman Group, Hawaiian Sunset, Taboo, Yellow Bird, Taboo 2, + more
Albums: Greatest Hits of Hawaii, Alfred Apaka's Greatest Hits, The Best of Alfred Apaka with the Hawaiian Village Serenaders
Albums: Hawaiian Paradise, Hawaiian Hula Eyes, Destiny, The Brothers Cazimero: Volume 2, Destination Paradise, + more
Albums: The Rose, Cool Yule, Beaches, Bette, Some People's Lives, + more
Albums: Live, Gently Weeps, Walking Down Rainhill, Dragon, Crosscurrent, + more
Albums: Share This Poison: Retrospective, Sacrificed, Oh My Goth!, Shrieks, Laments & Anguished Cries, + more
Albums: Hawai'i '13, Ways & Means, Take Me On, The Green
Albums: The Best of Yvonne Elliman, The Very Best of Yvonne Elliman, Love Me, Food of Love, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Yvonne Elliman
Albums: Glenn Medeiros, Not Me, Sweet Island Music, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You, Captured, + more
Albums: Hana Hou! Volume 1
Albums: Automatic, New Roots, Fresh Grounds, Time Bomb, No Time for Rest, + more
Albums: DANCE & CHANCE, Jounetsu Yuki Miraisen, Tokonatsu Musume, Watashi mo "I Love You", Halation Summer, + more