- The winner, which will be announced in the fall, receives $50,000.
The Polaris Music Prize, an award recognising the best Canadian album, has announced this year's nominees.
Out of 204 albums, a panel of journalists, broadcasters and bloggers across Canada selected 40 that will eventually be narrowed down to one winner. Among the 40 albums are Yu Su's Yellow River Blue, Rochelle Jordan's Play With the Changes, CFCF's memoryland, Yves Jarvis' Sundry Rock Song Stock and Cadence Weapon's Parallel World (which features Jacques Greene and Manga Saint Hilare).
The annual prize is based on artistic merit, rather than genre or record sales, and grants $50,000 to the winning artist, which will be revealed in the coming months. In addition, nine other acts who make it to the top ten list will receive $3,000 each.
To be eligible for this year's prize, albums must be released between May 1st, 2020 and May 31st of this year. Previous winners have included Kaytranada, Caribou and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Visit the Polaris Music Prize website for more information.