Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm made history in 2006 as Hawai‘i’s first solo female vocalist to ever receive a Grammy Nomination for her sophomore CD “Sweet and Lovely.” Just 21 years old, she was one of the youngest performers to attend the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

In 2009, Raiatea Helm was honored with the privilege of performing at the Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington DC as part of the festivities related to the recent election of Barack Obama.

The Arts and Leisure Desk of the New York Times (February 5, 2006) ran a story on Raiatea that listed Grammy Nominated artists (of 2006) who had produced remarkable work commenting, “[She] sings in the high-voiced throwback leo ki‘eki‘e style without a hint of kitsch. Her second album, “Sweet and Lovely” is poised and utterly elegant.”

Raiatea Helm’s recently released her new recording entitled “Keola Beamer & Raiatea” debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard World Music Charts.


Raiatea Helm’s Grammy Honors and

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards:

2010 “Raiatea Live!”
Best DVD                        

2008 “Hawaiian Blossom” - Grammy Nominee
Best Engineer            

2006 “Sweet & Lovely” - Grammy Nominee
Female Vocalist of the Year
Favorite Entertainer
Best Engineer
Best Graphics

2004 “ Far Away Heaven”
Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Young Artist