The short list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize has been unveiled! The nominees include six artists from Toronto—Jessie Reyez, Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls, Witch Prophet, Junia-T, and Pantayo—along with past winners Pimienta, Caribou, and Kaytranada.
The Polaris Music Prize is awarded annually to the best Canadian album as determined by a jury of journalists, broadcasters, bloggers, and programmers based solely on artistic merit. This year’s short list will be honoured with a special cinematic tribute taking place Oct. 19 on CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. The winner of the $50,00 cash prize will also be announced during the virtual event.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Caribou – Suddenly
Junia-T – Studio Monk
Kaytranada – Bubba
nêhiyawak – nipiy
Pantayo – Pantayo
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
Jessie Reyez – Before Love Came To Kill Us
U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
Witch Prophet – DNA Activation
So now you know your summer playlist.