Polaris Music Prize short list 2021 best canadian albums

Klô Pelgag, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Cadence Weapon

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: The Polaris Music Prize winner revealed

See who the recipient of the $50,000 prize-winning album will be right here at 8 p.m.

Though the traditional gala in Toronto is not being held tonight, there will be plenty of celebrating when the winner of the Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album of the year is revealed tonight at 8 p.m. The show will include a special performance by Montreal’s own Backxwash, who won the $50,000 prize for her album God has Nothing to do With This Leave Him out of It last year.

These are the albums on the 2021 short list.

  • Theory of Ice, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Parallel World, Cadence Weapon
  • Head Above the Waters, Dijah SB
  • Three Little Words, Dominique Fils-Aimé
  • When Smoke Rises, Mustafa
  • The Ends, the OBGMs
  • Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Klô Pelgag
  • Elements Vol. 1, Tobi
  • Ignorance, the Weather Station
  • Bleached Wavves, Zoon

The show and the big reveal can be viewed below at 8 p.m. tonight.

LIVE TONIGHT: The Polaris Music Prize winner revealed on Monday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

For more on the Polaris Music Prize, please visit their website.

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