Feist wins Polaris prize
Canada's annual album award winner announced
The album 'Metals' by Feist was the winner of the Polaris Prize 2012 last night. Feist took home $30,000.00. Nice! The other nine short list nominees didn;t go home empty handed though, taking home $2000.00 by Slaight Music each.
Feist is a four time Grammy nominated artist with eight Juno wins including 2012's Artist of the Year, a two time Polaris Music Prize Shortlist nomination and has earned the chance to teach the muppets to count on Sesame Street.
This winner was decided by the 2012 Grand Jury which included Gregory Adams (Georgia Straight), Michael Barclay (Maclean’s, Radio Free Canuckistan), Chris Bilton (The Grid), Ryan Bresee (CKCU 93.1fm), Lisa Christiansen (CBC Radio 1), Shawn Conner (The Snipe News), Melissa Hetu (TFO), Kevin Laforest (Freelance, ex-Hour), Ryan B. Patrick (Freelance), Tabassum Siddiqui (Freelance) and Nicole Villeneuve (AUX TV).
The full list of nominees looked like this:
Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City
Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Drake – Take Care
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Feist – Metals
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
Grimes – Visions
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – YT//ST