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.