2021 Polaris Music Awards finalists announced
Albums by Quebec singer Dominique Fils-Aimé and Toronto rapper Tobi were shortlisted for this year’s Polaris Music Awards.
The 10 albums selected by a team of journalists, broadcasters and bloggers will compete for a $50,000 award in recognition of the best Canadian album of the year.
A kind Long list of 40 albums It was previously announced on June 15. The list has been narrowed down to the following options:
- Ice theory, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
- parallel world, Rhythm weapon
- Above the water, Dijie SB
- Three small words, Dominique Phils-Aime
- When the smoke rises, Mustafa
- the end, OBGM
- Our Lady of Sorrows, Klopelga
- Element volume. 1, Toby
- ignorance, Weather station
- Bleaching waves, Son
Canadian hip-hop and rap shine in four albums
Fils-Aime’s Three small words Completed a trilogy of albums celebrating the history of African American music, and Toby’s Element volume. 1 Fusion of hip-hop, jazz, pop and R&B.
Other Polaris nominated albums include two works by the Toronto rapper-Cadence Weapon’s parallel world And DijahSB’s Above the water, And Mustafa’s first album, When the smoke rises.
Watch | Music video of songs by Canadian artist Mustafa Hearse:
Aboriginal artists’ work is recognized
The representative of the indigenous music scene is Bleached waves Zoon is a project of Hamilton Aboriginal musician Daniel Monkman.and also Ice theory, From Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, a member of the Oldville First Nations.
Watch | Zoon’s title song Bleached waves:
The winning album will be announced in the fall
Toronto Civil Behavior Weather Station will be released soon ignorance, And urban punk costumes, OBG-Ms the end. Quebec singer-songwriter Klô Pelgag shortlisted album Our Lady of Sorrows.
The winning album will be selected by a grand jury of 11 people and announced on September 27.