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Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai’i’s most prestigious music awards)
2016 - Contemporary Album of the Year- Kimié Miner
2018 - Female Vocalist of the Year- Proud as the Sun
2018 - Song of the Year- Bamboo
The Island Music Awards
2018 Female Artist of the Year
Albums Released & Collaborations
Hawaiian Lullaby, 2019 (Haku Collective, Compilation Album)
“Highway in the Sun” from The Songs of C&K, 2018 (Collaborative Album)
Proud as the Sun, 2017 (Kimié Miner)
“Goodbye” from Better, 2016 (Brian Mcknight ft. Kimié Miner)
Kimié Miner, 2015 (Kimié Miner)
To the Sea, EP 2013 (Kimié Miner)
Kimie Miner is a Singer-Songwriter, recording artist, music producer, music publisher and owner of Haku Collective a full-service music, audio, and talent production group. She wrote and co-produced 4 albums including, To the Sea, Kimié Miner (Contemporary Album of the Year, Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards), Proud as the Sun and most recently Hawaiian Lullaby.
In 2018, she won Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for her song “Bamboo” (Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards). In 2018, she also won Female Artist of the Year at the Island Music Awards. She sits on the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy (Pacific Northwest Chapter) and the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. She is also a Recording Academy district advocate for music creators rightʻs.
Kimié’s parents, who are of Hawaiian and Portuguese descent, noticed her affinity for music at a very young age, and at 14-years-old she taught herself to play guitar and began writing her own original songs. While attending Kamehameha Schools as a boarding student on Oʻahu, she honed in on her songwriting. She found inspiration in a wide range of music from Hawaiian, Jazz and R&B-influenced individuals such as Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, India.Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Eva Cassidy. While an undergraduate at the University of San Diego, Kimié embarked on her first west coast American tour at age 19 with reggae star Barrington Levy. Following the tour Miner resided in Clarendon, Jamaica for a few months to write and work with Levy in the studio.
Kimié champions the idea that one should remain true to who they are and to approach their experiences with the pride of their heritage. Her songs regularly evoke the Hawaiian concept of the Piko: the “naval” or “center” which represents a home base to which one can always return. She notes that “As Hawaiians, we have our roots and our routes. We know who we are, and we take that knowledge with us when we navigate and explore the rest of the world.”
Kimié continues to be a hardworking businesswoman and mother of two young children while running Haku Collective, established in 2016. The mission of Haku Collective is to support Hawai’i-based artists in their musical endeavors through production, publishing and mentorship opportunities. Established by artists for artists, Haku is united by their shared love of music and their community, with hopes to guide a new generation of aspiring talent through their mentorship efforts as well as create a collaborative environment for established creatives to thrive.