Celebrating 25 years of Facing Future!
Facing Future is arguably IZ’s most popular album. Released in 1993, to this day it remains the best-selling album of all time by a Hawaii artist. It reached RIAA Platinum status in 2005, selling more than one million copies - the only Hawaiian music album to do so. Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole's voice and music resonates with fans across the world to this day. The delicate medley “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” has been licensed for use in movies, television shows and commercials, both in the United States and abroad. Although Facing Future was actually IZ’s second solo album, it was this recording that introduced millions of people worldwide to Israel’s stunning talent. Facing Future also includes the beloved tune “White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i” and “Hawai`i ’78." This is the essential soundtrack to hawaii.