Hōkū Christian Ho (born June 10, 1981), known simply as Hoku, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of noted Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho. Her most popular singles are "Another Dumb Blonde," "How Do I Feel," and "Perfect Day."
Hoku was born on the island of Oʻahu in the state of Hawaiʻi to Patti Swallie and Don Ho. She is the seventh of Ho's ten children; his union with Swallie, who used to sing in his show, produced another daughter, Kaimana Grace. Hoku's name means "star" in Hawaiian. She is of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and German descent on her father's side and Hawaiian and European descent on her mother's side.
In 2000, she released her self-titled, debut album. In 2001, she recorded the song "Perfect Day", which was used as the theme song to the feature filmLegally Blonde. It was also featured in the Barbie children's movie The Princess and the Pop Star. The song was later featured in both JCPenney and Sandals Resorts commercials.
Hoku was scheduled to record a second album with Geffen, but it would never happen. Hoku soon parted ways with her label, Geffen Records, because she did not want the image that the company created for her, which she felt went against her beliefs. Hoku decided to take a break from the music industry and was not heard from for five years.
Hoku lives in Orange County, California with her husband Jeremy Clements (married in 1999) and their two children. Hoku gave birth to her second child in 2011. She often returned to Hawaii to perform with her father at his Don Ho Show at the Waikīkī Beachcomber Hotel in Honolulu, before he died in 2007.
With her husband, Hoku formed independent label Ola Vista Records in 2006; shortly thereafter released Listen Up, a five-song EP to the iTunes Store. Song titles included "If You Don't Want My Love", "Saturday Morning", "All I Need", "Closer", and "Listen Up".
In a blog post to her MySpace profile in July 2008, Hoku stated that she had recorded many more songs than could be released on Listen Up and that additional tracks would be released on a future as-yet-untitled EP. As of November 2013, no further information has been released on her official sites.