Last month Drake made the long list for the Polaris Music Prize. Today they have announced the short list and Drake earns a spot for his ‘Nothing Was The Same’ album.
The eligibility period for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. The Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales.
This years winner will be determined by an 11-member Grand Jury during the Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto. The Grand Jury will be selected from the larger pool of nearly 190 music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada who make up the Polaris jury.
Drake made the short list for his sophomore album ‘Take Care’ back in 2012, but he didn’t win. T-Rexxx was in attendance to the gala and gave a great speech about Drake and the album. This year’s gala will be held on September 22nd while Drake is on tour with Lil Wayne. Check the short list nominees below.
Arcade Fire — Reflektor
Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow
Mac DeMarco — Salad Days
Drake — Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back
Owen Pallett — In Conflict
Shad — Flying Colours
Tanya Tagaq — Animism
Timber Timbre — Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — UZU