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The 2022 Polaris Music Prize announces longlist

The 2022 Polaris Music Prize announces longlist

The 2022 Polaris Music Prize announces longlist

The 2022 Polaris Music Prize longlist includes albums by Montreal experimental group Chiiild, DJ-rapper-producer myst milano and Anishnaabe indie duo Ombiigizi.

The annual $50,000 award goes to an artist who has created the Canadian album of the year, a distinction determined by an independent jury made up of members of the music media.

In 2021, rapper Cadence Weapon took home the prize, which was first awarded in 2006. Four past winners appear on this year’s longlist: Backxwash (2020), Haviah Mighty (2019), Tanya Tagaq (2014) and Arcade Fire (2011).

The 197-member jury considers musical works regardless of commercial performance or musical genre — and this year, they reviewed 223 albums. A handful of those people will be chosen to join the Grand Jury that decides the final winner.

A shortlist of 10 albums will be announced on Thursday, July 14, with the winning album revealed on Sep. 19 by CBC Music. Albums released between May 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022 were eligible for this year’s prize.

See the complete 40 album long listpresented by the Canada Council for the Arts:


WEArcade Fire

I Lie Here Buried with My Rings and My DressesBackxwash


AubadesJean Michel Blais

GardenBasia Bulat

Papillon de Nuit: The Night ButterflyTanika Charles

Hope For SaleChild


I Thought of YouJulie Doiron

Get Thee to a NunneryThe Garrys

One More Saturday NightThe Halluci Nation

Joyful JoyfulJoyful Joyful

When Flowers BloomAdria Cain

depuisLydia Kepinski

Jose Louis And The Paradox Of LovePierre Kwenders

one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a gardenAda Leah

Chiac DiscoLisa LeBlanc

PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directeHubert Lenoir

dualityLuna Li

crashLes Louanges

soft thingLOONY

wavesKelly McMichael

Untourable albumMen I Trust

Stock ExchangeHaviah Mighty

shapeshyftermyst milano.

hang timeCedric Noel

Sewn Back TogetherOmbiigizi

broncoOrville Peck

Frame of a FaunaOuri

Un homme et son pianoPetit Belliveau


the foolSATE


communionSister Ray

Life AfterSnotty Nose Rez Kids

From Capelton HillStars

tonguesTanya Tagaq

Dawn FMThe Weeknd

alphaCharlotte Day Wilson

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