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The 2022 Polaris Music Prize nominees are here

Destroyer, Hubert Lenoir, and Ouri are some of nominees for the $50,000 prize for this year’s best Canadian album.

July 14, 2022
The 2022 Polaris Music Prize nominees are here

Every year, the Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the best Canadian album released in the last 12 months. Today sees the release of the 2022 shortlist, ten albums selected by a jury of 197 Canadian music industry professionals.

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Nominees this year include Destroyer for Labyrinthitis, Charlotte Day Wilson for Alpha (listen to them discuss their projects on The FADER Interview here and here, respectively), Hubert Lenoir's Pictura de Ipse : Musique Directe (we premiered its first single), and Ouri's Frame of a Fauna. The winner will be revealed on September 19 at the Carlu in Toronto.

See the full list below. Previous winners of the Prize include Kaytranada, Feist, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jeremy Dutcher. The 2022 Polaris Prize longlist was revealed in June.

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2022 Polaris Music Prize nominees

Charlotte Day Wilson, Alpha
Destroyer, Labyrinthitis
Hubert Lenoir, Pictura de Ipse : Musique Directe
Kelly McMichael, WaveS
Lisa LeBlanc, Chiac Disco
Ombiigizi, Sewn Back Together
Ouri, Frame of a Fauna
Pierre Kwenders, José Louis and the Paradox Of Love
Ombiigizi, Sewn Back Together
Ouri, Frame of a Fauna
Shad, Tao
Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Life After

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The 2022 Polaris Music Prize nominees are here