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Kaytranada’s '99.9%' Wins The 2016 Polaris Music Prize

The Montreal producer beat Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, White Lung and more.

Kaytranada‘s debut album 99.9% has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. The award honors the year’s best album by a Canadian artist, and also comes with a $50,000 check. 99.9% beat albums by Grimes, Carly Rae Jepson, White Lung and more. The Montreal producer shares in his acceptance speech: “Wow, this is amazing. Unbelievable moment right now.” The night featured performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, White Lung, Jessy Lanza, U.S. Girls, Black Mountain, and others. Check out the shortlist below, as well as tweets regarding this.

2016 Polaris Music Prize (Shortlist)

Black Mountain’s IV
Basia Bulat’s Good Advice
Grimes’ Art Angels
Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION
Kaytranada’s 99.9%
Jessy Lanza’s Oh No
PUP’s The Dream Is Over
Andy Shauf’s The Party
U.S. Girls’ Half Free
White Lung’s Paradise

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