Drake, The Weeknd, Mac DeMarco & More Nominated for 2017 Polaris Music Prize

KAYTRANADA was last year’s winner.

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The nominees for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize long list have been revealed. Following last year’s victory for Kaytranada, high-profile Canadian talents such as Drake, The Weeknd, Mac DeMarco, BADBADNOTGOOD, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charlotte Day Wilson, Feist and others have been selected for this year’s round-up of potential winners. The winner of the Polaris Music Prize will receive a cash reward of $50,000 CAD and will be chosen by a well-curated crew of journalist, critics and other industry figures. On July 13, this current list of Polaris Music Prize nominees will be narrowed down to ten acts and artists; the winner will be announced on September 18 during a ceremony at downtown Toronto’s Carlu venue.

You can run through the long list of 2017 Polaris Music Prize nominees below.

2017 Polaris Music Prize – Long List (Nominees)
A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
Alaclair Ensemble - Les Frères Cueilleurs
Anciients – Voice of the Void
Arkells – Morning Report
Philippe B – La grande nuit vidéo
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Louise Burns – Young Mopes
Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo
Clairmont The Second – Quest For Milk and Honey
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Antoine Corriveau – Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s’arrêter
Le Couleur – P.O.P.
Marie Davidson – Adieux Au Dancefloor
Mac Demarco – This Old Dog
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Drake – More Life
Feist – Pleasure
Figure Walking – The Big Other
Fiver – Audible Songs From Rockwood
Geoffroy – Coastline
Hannah Georgas – For Evelyn
Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Carly Rae Jepsen – E.MO.TION Side B
B.A. Johnston – Gremlins III
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
Klô Pelgag – L’Étoile thoracique
Peter Peter – Noir Éden
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure
The Sadies – Northern Passages
John K. Samson – Winter Wheat
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
The Tragically Hip – Man Machine Poem
TUNS – TUNS
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
Weaves – Weaves
The Weeknd – Starboy
Charlotte Day Wilson – CDW

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