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Kaytranada, Jessie Reyez, and Lido Pimienta lead Polaris Prize 2020 nominees

Albums from Caribou and U.S Girls also appear on shortlist for Canadian album award.

July 16, 2020
Kaytranada, Jessie Reyez, and Lido Pimienta lead Polaris Prize 2020 nominees Kaytranada   Neilson Barnard/Getty

The final list of nominees for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List has been confirmed. The winner of the annual prize, which is handed to the year's best Canadian album, will receive $50,000 CAD.

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The nominees are as follows:

Backxwash, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out of It
Caribou, Suddenly
Junia-T, Studio Monk
Kaytranada, Bubba
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Pantayo, Pantayo
Lido Pimienta, Miss Colombia
Jessie Reyez, Before Love Came to Kill Us
U.S. Girls, Heavy Light
Witch Prophet, DNA Activation

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This year's Polaris Music Prize ceremony will be held virtually with a “cinematic tribute” set for October 19. Last year’s Polaris Prize was awarded to Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty and her album 13th Floor.

Kaytranada, Jessie Reyez, and Lido Pimienta lead Polaris Prize 2020 nominees