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

Polaris Music Prize logo PUP 2019 shortlist

    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.

    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