Polaris Music Prize Long List Revealed
Albums by Shawn Mendes, Carly Rae Jepsen and Jessie Reyez are on a list of contenders announced Thursday for the Polaris Music Prize short list.
They’re in the running against veterans like Shad, Jean Leloup and Voivod.
Canadian albums that came out during the year ended May 31, 2019 were eligible for consideration by a group of music industry insiders and journalists, based “solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales.”
A short list of 10 albums from the 40 announced today will be named on July 16 and the winner will be crowned on Sept. 16.
The Polaris Music Prize comes with a cash prize of $50,000 and the nine others on the short-list will get $3,000 each.
Here is this year’s long list:
Tim Baker - Forever Overhead
Tanika Charles - The Gumption
Clairmont The Second - Do You Drive?
Charlotte Cornfield - The Shape of Your Name
Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
Dilly Dally - Heaven
The Dirty Nil - Master Volume
Dizzy - Baby Teeth
Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NAT - Le Mal
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Stay Tuned!
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Yves Jarvis - The Same But By Different Means
Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
Kaia Kater - Grenades
Kimmortal - X Marks the Swirl
La Force - La Force
LAL - Dark Beings
Laurence-Anne - Première apparition
Salomé Leclerc - Les choses extérieures
Lee Harvey Osmond - Mohawk
Jean Leloup - L'étrange pays
Shay Lia - Dangerous
Les Louanges - La nuit est une panthère
Loud - Tout ça pour ça
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Haviah Mighty - 13th Floor
Operators - Radiant Dawn
Orville Peck - Pony
Sandro Perri - In Another Life
PUP - Morbid Stuff
Lee Reed - The Steal City EP
Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public
Shad - A Short Story About a War
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline
Alexandra Stréliski - Inscape
sydanie - 999
TOBi - STILL
Voivod - The Wake
Wintersleep - In The Land Of