The Weeknd, Caribou, Owen Pallett on longlist for this year’s Polaris Music Prize

Owen Pallett by Yuula Benivolski

Owen Pallett by Yuula Benivolski

The Weeknd, Caribou and Owen Pallett among the lengthy list of initial nominees for this year’s Polaris Music Prize.

“This period of reflection is leading to the creation of strong new work by strong new voices in music,” Carolyn Warren, director general at the Arts Granting Programs Division says. “The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to associate itself with the Polaris Prize through the Council’s presentation of the Long List.”

The list will be whittled down on The Short List on July 15th, with the very best in Canadian music celebrated at a ceremony on September 21st when the overall winner is to be presented with a $50,000 CAD award.

Polaris Music Prize 2020 longlist:

Allie X – Cape God
Anachnid – Dreamweaver
Aquakultre – Legacy
Marie-Pierre Arthur – Des feux pour voir
Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Badge Époque Ensemble – Badge Époque Ensemble
Begonia – Fear
P’tit Belliveau – Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Caribou – Suddenly
Daniel Caesar – CASE STUDY 01
Chocolat – Jazz engagé
Louis-Jean Cormier – Quand la nuit tombe
Corridor – Junior
dvsn – A Muse In Her Feelings
Jacques Greene – Dawn Chorus
Sarah Harmer – Are You Gone
Ice Cream – FED UP
Junia-T – Studio Monk
Kaytranada – Bubba
Flore Laurentienne – Volume 1
Cindy Lee – What’s Tonight To Eternity?
Men I Trust – Oncle Jazz
nêhiyawak – nipiy
OBUXUM – Re-Birth
Owen Pallett – Island
Pantayo – Pantayo
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
Joel Plaskett – 44
William Prince – Reliever
Jessie Reyez – BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US
Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline
Riit – ataataga
Super Duty Tough Work – Studies in Grey
U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
Leif Vollebekk – New Ways
Wares – Survival
The Weeknd – After Hours
WHOOP-Szo – Warrior Down
Witch Prophet – DNA Activation
Zen Bamboo – GLU

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