Kaytranada Wins 2016 Polaris Music Prize

Kaytranada Wins 2016 Polaris Music Prize

Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his debut album 99.9%, which was deemed the Canadian Album Of The Year by a jury of journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. The rising Haitian-Canadian producer beat out an impressive field of competitors including Carly Rae Jepsen, White Lung, Jessy Lanza, and Black Mountain, all of whom performed at tonight’s gala in downtown Toronto. This year’s award was presented by last year’s winner, Native Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Check out the shortlist and watch the entire ceremony below.

2016 shortlist:

Carly Rae Jepsen — E•MO•TION
Grimes — Art Angels
PUP — The Dream Is Over
White Lung — Paradise
Kaytranada — 99.9%
Basia Bulat — Good Advice
Jessy Lanza — Oh No
Andy Shauf — The Party
U.S. Girls — Half Free
Black Mountain — IV

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