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The 2017 Polaris Prize Winner

Posted on September 19, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize winner was awarded to Toronto’s very own, Lido Pimienta on September 18, 2017! This award honours Canadian talent chosen by a panel of music critics who judge and award the prize – not based on any specific genre or commercial popularity.

Lido Pimienta Wins With Album, La Papessa

Lido Pimienta - La Papessa Album Cover
Photo Courtesy of Bandcamp

Shortlist Nominations

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation


Feist – Pleasure

Gord Downie – Secret Path

Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

Lisa Leblanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?

Tanya Tagaq – Retribution

Weaves – Weaves

Congratulations to the winner and all fellow nominees! It was an incredible show and we can’t wait for the next one.