761268590121
Facing Future

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Format: CD
Label: BIG BOY RECORDS
Catalog: 5901
Genre: Folk/Country
Rel. Date: 03/14/1995
UPC: 761268590121

Facing Future
Artist: Israel IZ Kamakawiwo'ole
Format: CD
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''Facing Future'' is an album by American singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, released in 1993.

The bestselling album of all time by a Hawaiian artist, ''Facing Future'' combines traditional Hawaiian-language songs, hapa haole songs with traditional instrumentation, and two Jawaiian (Island reggae) tracks. The album's sales have been driven not only by its popularity with Hawaiian audiences but by its popularity in the mainland United States and around the world, particularly the track "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," which has been licensed for use in movies (''Finding Forrester'', ''Meet Joe Black'', ''50 First Dates'', ''Fred Claus'', ''Hubble 3D'') television shows (''ER'', ''Cold Case'', ''Scrubs'', ''Jon & Kate Plus 8'', '' Life On Mars'', ''Glee''), and commercials (eToys). ''Facing Future'' reached platinum status in 2005. - Wikipedia