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Rapper Backxwash wins prestigious Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album

Rapper Backxwash wins prestigious Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album
Rapper Backxwash wins prestigious Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album

اخبارالعرب 24-كندا:الاثنين 19 أكتوبر 2020 09:44 مساءً Transgender rapper Backxwash has won the prestigious 2020 Polaris Music Prize tonight for his album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It, beating out nine other nominees, including three previous winners. The winner, chosen based on artistic merit, receives $50,000. 

The winner was decided by an 11-member jury of music journalists and broadcasters who did not take into account sales or genre when making their choice. 

Electronic composer Caribou, DJ and record producer Kaytranada, and singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta already have a Polaris to their name. There has never been a two-time winner of the Polaris. 

Other contenders included R&B-pop singer Jessie Reyez, First Nations indie rockers nêhiyawak and the jazz/R&B/hip-hop fusion artist Witch Prophet.

Rounding out the nominees was three-time Polaris shortlisted U.S. Girls, hip-hop and R&B performer Junia-T, and Pantayo, an all-women ensemble that combines traditional kulintang music from the Philippines with pop influences.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polaris organizers commissioned a group of directors to bring each of the 10 nominated albums to life as short films, instead of holding the usual gala concert showcase.

WATCH | Pantayo - Huwag Mataranta! short film:

Polaris and CBC Music present Huwag Mataranta!, a short film by Tricia Hagoriles. 4:55

Beyond its cash value, the recognition puts the winner's album on a global platform.

Last year Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty won the prize for 13th Floor, becoming the first female rapper to claim the Polaris.

Past winners include Jeremy Dutcher, Tanya Tagaq and Arcade Fire.

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