The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List was revealed today via live stream through CBC Music’s website and Facebook page, broadcast from CBC’s Toronto headquarters.
The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List is:
- A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
- BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
- Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
- Gord Downie – Secret Path
- Feist – Pleasure
- Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
- Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
- Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
- Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
- Weaves – Weaves
The annual Polaris Music Prize recognizes excellence in Canadian music based solely on artistic merit, judged by a panel of music critics, with no regard for sales, popularity, or genre. This year’s winning album will be announced at the Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto on September 18, and will also be live streamed by CBC Music.
Congratulations to all of the artists who made the Short List!
You can watch the Short List reveal below:
The Polaris Music Prize, an annual award which honours the year’s best Canadian album, has revealed the short list of nominees for the 2015 award at The Carlu in Toronto. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the prize gala, which will be hosted by beloved children’s entertainer Fred Penner on September 21, 2015 at The Carlu.
In June, Polaris revealed their long list of nominees in Halifax, NS. Both the long and short lists are determined by the Polaris Jury, which consists of 196 members from local and national media who have displayed a passion in their work for discovering and embracing new Canadian music. This year, the winner will be awarded $50,000 with the nine other shortlisted artists receiving a $3,000 prize courtesy of Slaight Music.
The 2015 Polaris short list includes:
Alvvays – Alvvays
BadBadNotGood with Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Braids – Deep In The Iris
Caribou – Our Love
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Jennifer Castle – Pink City
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Power In The Blood
The New Pornographers – Bill Bruisers
Viet Cong – Viet Cong
In 2014, the Polaris Prize was presented to Tanya Tagaq for her album Animism.