2020 Polaris Prize shortlist: Caribou, Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls, Kaytranada, more
The Polaris Music Prize has announced its shortlist for Canadian Album of the Year which was whittled down from a much larger Longlist. Here are the 10 nominees:
- Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
- Caribou – Suddenly
- Jessie Reyez – BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US
- Junia-T – Studio Monk
- Kaytranada – Bubba
- Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
- nêhiyawak – nipiy
- Pantayo – Pantayo
- U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
- Witch Prophet – DNA Activation
This year's Polaris Prize will be given out at a special "cinematic event" on October 19 that will be broadcast on the CBC and livestreamed via the network's socials. This will be in lieu of the Polaris' usual gala award ceremony (which is not happening due to coronavirus).
Haviah Mighty's 13th Floor won the 2019 Polaris Prize.
Stream all 10 Shortlist albums below.