The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Short List is here, and it features big names like Charlotte Day Wilson, Ombiigizi, Hubert Lenoir, and more.
The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. This year’s Polaris Music Prize Short List also boasts albums from Destroyer, Piter Kwenders, Lisa Leblanc, Kelly McmIchael, Ouri, Shad, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.
“This year’s 2022 Short List captures the ambition, creativity, and boundless potential of Canadian music from coast to coast,” Polaris jury foreperson Melissa Vincent explains. “Bravo to our 20 nominees, and a huge thank you to our esteemed jury for offering their time and expertise. For the first time in a few years, I’m thrilled to suggest that if you have the opportunity to see any of the artists on this Short List live, you should. We’re all long overdue.”
Check out the 2022 Polaris Music Prize Short List below.
2022 Polaris Music Prize Short List:
Destroyer – LABYRINTHITIS
Pierre Kwenders – José Louis And The Paradox Of Love
Lisa Leblanc – Chiac Disco
Hubert Lenoir – PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe
Kelly McMichael – Waves
Ombiigizi – Sewn Back Together
Ouri – Frame of a Fauna
Shad – TAO
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
Charlotte Day Wilson – ALPHA
The 2022 Polaris Prize is awarded at the Polaris Gala, which takes place on September 19th at The Carlu in Toronto. You can purchase general admission tickets to the event here.
Prior to the Polaris Music Prize Short List, the Long List was announced last month. It featured 20 albums, narrowed down from a total of 223 albums considered by 197 jury members. Featuring PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Arcade Fire, and more, you can revisit the Long List here.