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  NA LEO PILIMEHANA, Hawaiian meaning the voices blending together in warmth, puts out some of the best of island contemporary music in Hawaii. Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Angela Morales are Hawaiian women in their 30s. They run their own record label company; they compose, write lyrics, record and perform music; they do volunteer work; play sports and they're moms and wives! They are real women with real lives sticking close to their ideals and putting their friendship first.

THE BEGINNING..Angela, Lehua and Nalani met in seventh grade at Kamehameha Schools and all became members of the concert glee club. They had their first hit as seniors when they entered Hawaii's youth talent contest, "Brown Bags to Stardom" in 1984 with their original song, "Local Boys." The tune, "an ode to the bronzed and buffed," as local writer David Choo says, blasted onto the charts and ruled as #1 for months. Stoked by the response, they put out their first hit album, also called "Local Boys" which included three other original compositions. The next year, the hit single "Local Boys" won the prestigious Hoku Music Award (Hawaii's Grammys) and it became the best selling single in Hawaii's history, a record that still stands!
   
  1st Group from Hawaii to successfully cross the line between "Hawaiian" music and the adult contemporary music format.

1st female group from Hawaii to reach the R&R AC Charts

1st group from Hawaii to headline Los Angeles' House of Blues (August 1997)

1st group from Hawaii marketed in Japan's pop music category. (1995, Flying with Angels)

Na Leo Is First Hawaiian Band To Headline Hollywood's House of Blues
   
 

The Na Hoku Hanohano Award is the premier music award in Hawaiian music, Hawaii's equivalent of the "Grammys." It is sponsored by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts and broadcast live throughout the State of Hawaii every year.

National recognition for Na Leo's record label...May 2000, NLP Records & Publishing, Inc. is one of six national finalists for Radio & Record's 2000 Industry Achievement Awards in the AC Label of the Year (Gold) category. No other Hawaii label was nominated. The five other national finalists were Hollywood Records, Jacket Records, Restless Records, Squint Records, and Windham Hill.