Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, “fuck PETA.” This year’s award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tagaq. The winner was chosen by a group of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers that decided who would win the award during the gala. She’ll receive $30,000 in cash as a prize. You can watch the entire ceremony, and check out the trailer for Animism, below.

Short List:
Tanya Tagaq – Animism
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
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – UZU