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The Weeknd, Arcade Fire Nominated For Polaris Music Prize 2022

The annual Canadian music prize “honors and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction.”

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The Weeknd and Arcade Fire are among the leading names on the longlist for the Polaris Music Prize 2022.

The annual Canadian music prize, which was won last year by Cadence Weapon, “honors and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction”. Previous winners include Kaytranada, Caribou and F_ked Up.

The 2022 longlist for the Polaris Music Prize has now been announced, with the likes of Arcade Fire (nominated for their album WE), The Weeknd (Dawn FM) and BADBADNOTGOOD (Talk Memory) nominated.

The final 10-name shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize 2022 will be announced on July 14, before the ceremony takes place in Toronto on September 19. You can find out more information about the Polaris Music Prize by visiting the event’s official website.

The full longlist for the Polaris Music Prize 2022 is as follows:

AHI – Prospect
Arcade Fire – WE
Backxwash – I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES
BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
Jean-Michel Blais – aubades
Basia Bulat – The Garden
Tanika Charles – Papillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly
Chiiild – Hope For Sale
Destroyer – LABYRINTHITIS
Julie Doiron – I Thought Of You
The Garrys – Get Thee To A Nunnery
The Halluci Nation – One More Saturday Night
Joyful Joyful – Joyful Joyful
Adria Kain – When Flowers Bloom
Lydia Képinski – Depuis
Pierre Kwenders – José Louis And The Paradox Of Love
Ada Lea – one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden
Lisa Leblanc – Chiac Disco
Hubert Lenoir – PICTURA DE IPSE: Musique directe
Luna Li – Duality
Les Louanges – Crash
LOONY – soft thing
Kelly McMichael – Waves
Men I Trust – Untourable Album
Haviah Mighty – Stock Exchange
myst milano. – Shapeshyfter
Cedric Noel – Hang Time
Ombiigizi – Sewn Back Together
Orville Peck – Bronco
Ouri – Frame of a Fauna
P’tit Belliveau – Un homme et son piano
PUP – THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND
SATE – The Fool
Shad – TAO
Sister Ray – Communion
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
Stars – From Capelton Hill
Tanya Tagaq – Tongues
The Weeknd – Dawn FM
Charlotte Day Wilson – Alpha

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