Fiji is one of the biggest polynesian artists of our time. His golden voice and musical blends have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Pacific Island Sound; A fusion of classic reggae, Hip-Hop, R & B and Jazz set Fiji apart as a performer. His unique style defies the idea of categorizing artists into a single genre of music, giving Fiji widespread appeal and capturing his array of musical influences; For those that love Hawaiian-style Hip Hop, Fiji offers established fans his recognizable energy and remarkable personality. Newcomers to his music embrace his smooth voice and exotic sound; Previous albums Evolution and Born and Raised brought successful unique island style to the mainstream, launching Fiji as the one of the most recognized Polynesian artist in the world. Gratitude included hits like “Smokin Session” and “She’s Da Bomb.” co-written by Fiji, as well as a remake of Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” Songs from the album were heard on Bay Watch Hawaii and MTV’s Real World Hawaii. Transition carries on his tradition of soulful voices and appealing sounds. His latest release, Independence Day, has made the greatest impact on the pacific and west coast music scene; Fiji has successfuly captured the beauty and allure of the island life through his music. In 1998, he earned the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Male Vocalist of the year and Entertainer of the year, solidifying his place among Polynesian fans and introducing his sound to a wide audience of listeners. Embracing the Polynesian style, he has introduced music lovers around the world to his own take on edge island music.
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