The ‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker, thanks to his latest set ‘After Hours’, is among the long list of the best Canadian album of the year along with forty other artists.
AceShowbiz –The Weeknd and Jessie Reyez have made the long list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.
The annual award celebrates the best Canadian album of the year, with records released between June 1 last year and May 31, 2020 eligible for the 2020 honour.
The Weeknd’s smash hit “After Hours” earned him his long listing while Jessie’s “Before Love Came to Kill Us” is gaining her recognition.
Alongside the duo, other artists making the long list include 2008 winners Caribou, Lido Pimienta, Andy Shauf, Kaytranada, Dvsn, Leif Vollebekk, Jacques Greene, Daniel Caesar, Cindy Lee, Men I Trust, and Allie X.
The 40 albums long listed will be narrowed down to a short list of 10, which will be announced on July 15, with the eventual winners receiving $37,000 in prize money in addition to the award on September 21.
Past Polaris Music Prize winners include Arcade Fire, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Feist, and last year’s victor, rapper Haviah Mighty, who won for her album 13th Floor.
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