The prestigious Polaris Prize have narrowed down their long list down to 10, announcing the short list nominees on Tuesday evening.
Every year the Polaris Music Prize of $50,000 is presented to the top Canadian album based on “artistic merit” without consideration for genre or record sales.
The winner, determined by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers, will be announced September 16 at the Polaris Gala. Below are the short list nominees:
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NAT – Le Mal
Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!
Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère
Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor
PUP – Morbid Stuff
Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public
Shad – A Short Story About A War
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline
“This year’s Short List offers a mix of returning Polaris nominees and new voices in a terrific range of genres. As always, thanks to the jury for the care they take to come up with a Short List that represents what’s currently exciting in Canadian music. No matter what your taste, I think you’ll find something to love here,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan in a release.
In addition to the grand prize, the remaining nine acts whose albums made the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.