In the days before YouTube stars, Kimié self-produced three tracks while living abroad in Hong Kong and posted them on MySpace where they hit #1 in MySpace’s Unsigned Artist chart in the state of Hawai‘i. She released her first EP in 2012, To The Sea, which was entirely funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
In 2015, Kimié wrote and co-produced her first full-length album, Kimié Miner which won Contemporary album of the Year at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.
In 2017, she released her sophomore album “Proud as the Sun” which she dedicated to her first child, born in February 2018. In 2018, she won Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Bamboo” at the 41st Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. She also won the Female Solo Artist award at the inaugural Island Music Awards.
Miner continues her work in Honolulu, HI through her new company Haku Collective a music production, licensing & publishing, and mentorship program by artists for artists.
Kimié is inspired by jazz, R&B, and soul-influenced individualists like India Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Eva Cassidy. Her sound evokes their styles while blending seamlessly with her Hawaiian culture and upbeat, positive melodies.