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2019 Polaris Music Prize announces shortlist

Nominees include PUP's Morbid Stuff, Shad's A Short Story About a War, and Marie Davidson's Working Class Woman

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    Each year, the Polaris Music Prize honors the best album out of Canada. The award’s jury of Canadian journalists and music-industry figures has now whittled down its long list of 40 entries to a shortlist of 10 full-length records.

    While the shortlist sports a wide range of genres, hip-hop is most heavily represented with Shad, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, and Haviah Mighty all getting a nod. The list also includes Toronto punk favorites PUP, electronic producer Marie Davidson, and funk-punk ensemble FET.NAT.

    The winner will be announced on September 16th during a gala ceremony in Toronto. In addition to bragging rights, the recipient receives a $50,000 cash prize. Check out the updated list below.

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    2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List:
    Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
    Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
    FET.NAT – Le Mal
    Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!
    Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère
    Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor
    PUP – Morbid Stuff
    Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public
    Shad – A Short Story About A War
    Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline

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