Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen on Polaris Prize 2016 long list

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Polaris Prize 2016 long list

The Polaris Music Prize, which awards the best Canadian album of the year, has just posted its longlist of nominees for 2016. The list includes a lot of big names in Canadian music, including Drake, Destroyer, Black Mountain, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, White Lung, Peaches, The Weeknd, PUP and Junior Boys. Take a look at the full list of nominations below.

The short list will be announced on July 14, and the Polaris Music Prize Gala will be held on Sept. 19, when the winner will be announced and will receive a $50,000 cash prize. Last year’s winner was Buffy Sainte-Marie for her album Power in the Blood.

Polaris Music Prize 2016 long list:

Art Bergmann — The Apostate
Justin Bieber — Purpose
Black Mountain — IV
Jean-Michel Blais — II
Basia Bulat — Good Advice
Daniel Caesar — Pilgrim’s Paradise
Tanika Charles — Soul Run
City and Colour — If I Should Go Before You
Coeur de pirate — Roses
Dead Obies — Gesamtkunstwerk
Destroyer — Poison Season
Dilly Dally — Sore
Drake — VIEWS
Essaie pas — Demain est une autre nuit
Fred Fortin — Ultramarr
FOXTROTT — A Taller Us
Grimes — Art Angels
Half Moon Run — Sun Leads Me On
Veda Hille — Love Waves
Jazz Cartier — Hotel Paranoia
Carly Rae Jepsen — E•MO•TION
Junior Boys — Big Black Coat
Kaytranada — 99.9%
Jessy Lanza — Oh No
Majid Jordan — Majid Jordan
Michelle McAdorey — Into Her Future
Nap Eyes — Thought Rock Fish Scale
Safia Nolin — Limoilou
Operators — Blue Wave
Peaches — Rub
PUP — The Dream Is Over
Daniel Romano — Mosey
Andy Shauf — The Party
The Strumbellas — HOPE
Suuns — Hold/Still
U.S. Girls — Half Free
Un Blonde — Good Will Come To You
The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness
White Lung — Paradise
Donovan Woods — Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

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