PUP, Jessie Reyez, Shad among 2019 Polaris Music Prize short list finalists

The winner will be announced on September 16 in Toronto

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 DavidsonWorking Class Woman
ElisapieThe Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NATLe Mal
Dominique Fils-AiméStay Tuned!
Les LouangesLa nuit est une panthère
Haviah Mighty13th Floor
PUPMorbid Stuff
Jessie ReyezBeing Human In Public
ShadA Short Story About A War
Snotty Nose Rez KidsTrapline

“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.