Here is the 2020 Polaris Music Prize short list The winner of this year's $50,000 prize for best Canadian album of the year will be announced at a virtual event on October 19 By Richard Trapunski It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. "I was afraid to kind of put that on the record, and … I just pulled the lever," she told CBC's Saroja Coelho after learning of her win. An overall winner will be revealed on September 21. The 2020 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on October 19, 2020. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. On July 15, Polaris Music Prize will confirm the final shortlist for their 2020 ceremony. Comments are welcome while open. This is Backxwash’s first Polaris Music Prize win. Emily Plunkett | October 20, 2020. The Polaris Music Prize has announced that albums from Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Main Source and Buffy Sainte-Marie have received 2020 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. A representative of Arizona Elk Society and RideNow Powersports will assist in coordinating all the details with the Grand Prize Winner regarding the delivery of the vehicle as well as license and registration of the 2020 Polaris Ranger or Sea Doo. Make music the way that you want to.". Requests must be received by October 31, 2020. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List has been announced. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. IN PHOTOS – CMAOntario Awards in London, ON. "It's trippy. Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty won the award for “13th Floor” last year, becoming the first female rapper to win the Polaris. Previous Polaris Music Prize winners Lido Pimienta, Caribou and Kaytranada get another shot at winning the prestigious $50,000 award for Canadian album of the year when the winner is declared virtually on Oct. 19. The announcement was made by 2019’s winner Haviah Mighty, from the Carlu stage, at the end of a one … Mutinta also shared her thoughts about resisting conformity personally and creatively, and her advice to fellow transgender musicians. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). For each album, I received a quote from a jury member who rated that album very highly about what makes that record so special. She anticipates the new Backxwash album will be ready next spring or early summer. Watch … The 11-member Grand Jury was chosen from the greater Polaris jury pool, which includes 201 music journalists, broadcasters and related music media from across Canada. Backxwash has been announced as the 2020 winner of the Polaris Music Prize. The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2020 Short List. A grand jury of 11 determined eclectic metal-infused hip-hop artist Backxwash was the winner at the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Monday evening for her album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It, The audience-less event was held in its usual location, at the Carlu in Toronto. Share. Backxwash didn't fit into the Montreal experience — so she created her own. One grand prize of $50,000 will be awarded, while the other short list contenders will receive prizes of $3,000 each (courtesy of Slaight Music). Comments. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2020 Short List will … Backxwash said the difference between the music she has made in the past and the album that won her the Polaris is that she finally put some of her personal story into it. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It Caribou - Suddenly Junia-T - Studio Monk Kaytranada - Bubba Montreal-based rapper Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God has Nothing to do With This Leave Him out of It. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The shortlist announcement also includes albums from Jessie Reyez, U.S. Watch all 10 cinematic tributes to the albums shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize, Lido Pimienta, Junia-T, more: Polaris Music Prize hopefuls on who they want to win, Haviah Mighty wins the 2019 Polaris Music Prize. Polaris recognizes and markets albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. Rounding out the nominees was three-time Polaris shortlisted U.S. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. But the real question is about the real-life inspirations for these horror characters: Will she be putting people on blast, or will it be a loving tribute? https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/polaris-prize-2020-1.5767637 The longlist was announced on June 15, 2020, with the shortlist following on July 15, 2020 and the winner announced on October 19, 2020. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. TORONTO - Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The project … The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Her album features distorted samples of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and In Heaven a song from David Lynch's film Eraserhead. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It Caribou - Suddenly Junia-T - Studio Monk Kaytranada - Bubba "I don't believe it!" Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. For Subscribers. Backxwash beat out nine other contenders, including R&B-pop singer Jessie Reyez, First Nations indie rockers nêhiyawak and the jazz/R&B/hip-hop fusion artist Witch Prophet. Canada's 2020 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best Canadian album of the year, had a tight list of nominees this year, but Backxwash's God Has Nothing To … By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. 2021 key dates: TBA - Long List TBA - Short List TBA - Winner It's awesome. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polaris organizers commissioned a group of directors to bring each of the 10 nominated albums to life as short films, instead of holding the usual gala concert showcase. The 2020 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on October 19, 2020. The Polaris Music Prize is a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Zambian-Canadian rapper Backxwash is the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for the album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It. Award of prizes and confirmation of winners are contingent upon potential winners’ qualification and compliance with these Complete Official Rules. "Each track is going to take different characters inspired by real characters in my life," Mutinta said. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Backxwash crowned as the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize By Emily Plunkett on October 20, 2020 Pandemics and social distancing did not deter the Polaris Music Prize from celebrating Backxwash ’s God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It as the best Canadian album of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional winner's gala did not take place this year, and instead a special cinematic tribute to the shortlist was streamed online by CBC Music and CBC Gem, following which the winner was announced. The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2020 Short List. News Albums From The Weeknd, Jessie Reyez On 2020 Polaris Prize Long List. Each year, the award goes to the best Canadian album of the year, and Backxwash had some worthy … Girls, Witch Prophet, Backxwash, Junia-T, nêhiyawak, and Pantayo. The Polaris Music Prize will not be holding its annual gala to award a winner this year, organizers announced today. WATCH | The moment Backxwash learns she has won: Electronic composer Caribou, DJ and record producer Kaytranada and singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta, who were also nominated, all already have a Polaris to their name. This time it will be a horror anthology. Canadian country music celebrated the best of the best for 2020 in a most- unique way and what an amazing night of music it was WATCH | Polaris Prize winner Backxwash speaks about her album and the inspiration behind it: Last year Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty won the prize for 13th Floor, becoming the first female rapper to claim the Polaris. I now present to you: 2020 The Soundtrack Polaris Prize Winner! The long list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize -- an annual award that celebrates the best Canadian album released over the past year -- has been announced. Backxwash talks to the CBC's Saroja Coelho about her Polaris Prize winning album, what inspired it, and how she sees her music as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. "And just the opportunity to be so validated in the work that I created last year… and just get many many opportunities based on the fact that I won the Polaris.". Beyond its cash value, the recognition puts the winner's album on a global platform. Amrou Al-Kadhi and Kate Davies win 2020 Polari Prizes Amrou Al-Kadhi and Kate Davies have tonight (Oct 15) been announced as the winners of the 2020 Polari Prizes, the UK’s only award celebrating literature that explores the LGBTQ+ experience. "I'm producing it all. Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It. Backxwash has won the prestigious 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her metal-infused hip-hop album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out … The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize. "A bit of both," Mutinta admitted with a laugh. "My existence itself is political, my livelihood is political, and the livelihood of my sisters is political," Mutinta said in an interview with CBC Music's Saroja Coehlo, immediately following her win. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. TORONTO - Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The project by … Three past winners of the prestigious Polaris Music Prize have another shot at the title. Backxwash has won the Polaris Music Prize tonight taking home $50,000 along with the prestigious prize. ", Mutinta laughed and added, "I'm still shocked at it because I have so many self-esteem issues so it's hard to know if people actually like the work.". (ARV $27,499) All eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be included in a random drawing to determine one (1) Grand Prize winner on or about December 16, 2020. The winner was announced after the presentation, which aired at 8 p.m. on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, and CBCMusic.ca/Polaris. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. The winner for 2020 will be announced at the conclusion of a special cinematic tribute event that will be broadcast in Canada on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages and around the globe at CBCMusic.ca/Polaris on October 19th. You can read more stories here. Backxwash wins 2020 Polaris Music Prize worth $50,000. Today, a grand jury of 11 Polaris voters from across the country convened online to decide the winner of this year's big award, which is handed out every year to the best Canadian album of the year. 2020 Prizewinners and finalists, including bios, photos, jurors and work by winners and finalists. musician Andy Shauf among Canadians on Obama's summer playlist, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Backxwash crowned as the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. The annual prize, which was announced today by past years’ nominees, celebrates excellence in Canadian music. It's ridiculous how many other funding programs and music prizes don't understand the importance of having women, trans and non-binary people on their short list. Text Size. Past winners include Jeremy Dutcher, Tanya Tagaq and Arcade Fire. The Grand Jury will convene virtually on Oct. 19 to select a winner from the 10 albums on the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List. Girls, hip-hop and R&B performer Junia-T and Pantayo, an all-women ensemble that combines traditional kulintang music from the Philippines with pop influences. In a press conference following Backxwash's win, Polaris Music Prize's executive director, Claire Dagenais, conducted her own interview before opening it up to the media. There has never been a two-time winner of the Polaris. The longlist was announced on June 15, 2020, with the shortlist following on July 15, 2020 and the winner announced on October 19, 2020. Prize: Value: Winner: Hometown: 2020 Polaris Ranger XP 100 EPS Premium: $18,099.00: Henry N. Casper, WY: Snowy Mountain Rifles Alpine Hunter: $8,089.99: James B. The 2020 ceremony is postponed Due to coronavirus precautions, we are forced to postpone the ceremony and banquet to honour this year’s Laureates Anna Netrebko and Diane Warren. Backxwash, whose real name is Ashanti Mutinta, makes history with this win as the first hip hop-meets-metal artist and the first Black transgender woman to take home the grand prize in the award's 15-year run. The long-list for the 2020’s Polaris Music Prize — an annual prize which celebrates the best Canadian album released in the last year, has been announced this week. It's symbolic because this is the most myself that I've been ever since I've started [as an artist]…. In addition to the presentation of the winning Polaris prize of 2020, the nominees for the 2020 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize were announced. Montreal-based rapper Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God has Nothing to do With This Leave Him out of It. Last Month, CBC hosted a virtual event to honour the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. Rapper Backxwash expresses disbelief as she is announced as the winner of the 2020 Polaris Prize. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List has been announced. November 16 2020 Backxwash Has Won The 2020 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It’ October 19 2020 2020 Polaris Short List Is Here Special thanks to Gemma Mastroianni, Alex Rodobolski, Amanda McMillan, Tye Hardy, Erica Gellert, John Mendoza, Jayben Favila, Stephanie Prior, and Jared Burke for participating and making this happen. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. 2020 Polaris Prize Short List : Backxwash, the stage name of performer Ashanti Mutinta, blends gothic elements of rap and metal music with her own personal experiences with faith, family and her queer identity. Haviah Mighty, left, reacts to winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize alongside previous winner Jeremy Dutcher in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. In May 2015, the Polaris Music Prize was increased to $50,000, an additional $20,000, sponsored by Slaight Music. The long list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize -- an annual award that celebrates the best Canadian album released over the past year -- has been announced. For the name of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope to 2020 Polaris Salutes American Heroes Winners List, PO Box 240, Clear Lake, MN 55319. Emily Dunlop | October 9, 2020. Girls, Witch Prophet, Backxwash, Junia-T, nêhiyawak, and Pantayo. "Moving throughout the industry, my outlook now is this experience has given me much more confidence not to ever conform to the music machine. The not-for-profit organization annually rewards artists who produce Canadian albums of distinction. Backxwash’s name was revealed by Polaris 2019 winner, Haviah Mighty, live from the stage of Toronto venue, The Carlu, during the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Celebration broadcast. News Albums From The Weeknd, Jessie Reyez On 2020 Polaris Prize Long List. 9 talking about this. Mutinta exclaimed. Last year, a friend of ours and Issue 02 feature, Haviah Mighty took home the award and used her winnings to help celebrate the vision of 13th Floor. Each year, the award goes to the best Canadian album of the year, and Backxwash had some worthy competition. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. A not-for-profit organization that honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. The recording by … Due to COVID-19, for the safety and well-being of the Polaris community, Polaris chose to not host a winner Gala event this year. Polaris and CBC Music present God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It, a short film by Ashanti Mutinta and Chachi Revah. The winner for 2020 will be announced at the conclusion of a special cinematic tribute event that will be broadcast in Canada on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages and around the globe at CBCMusic.ca/Polaris on October 19th. The Canadian Press . The Montreal-based horrorcore rapper wins the $50,000 prize. Requests must be received by July 31, 2020. When asked how she plans to spend the $50,000 prize money, Mutinta revealed that while she doesn't have any plans yet, a new Backxwash record is already in the works. Nanci Dagg | September 29, 2020. Those albums are: ... Prize Winners by Year Prize Winners by Category Explore Lists The award was established in 2006 with a $20,000 cash prize; the prize was increased to $30,000 for the 2011 award. Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It. Haviah Mighty, left, reacts to winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize alongside previous winner Jeremy Dutcher in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The Polaris Music Prize is a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian … This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. Lido Pimienta, Junia-T, more: Polaris Music Prize hopefuls on who they want to win, Sask. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. The shortlist announcement also includes albums from Jessie Reyez, U.S. The recording by the Montreal-based transgender female artist was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. Backxwash, the stage name of performer Ashanti Mutinta, won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It. Zambian-Canadian rapper Backxwash is the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for the album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It. Last year's Polaris Music Prize winner, Haviah Mighty, made an appearance to announce Backxwash as the winner and briefly reflected on her own journey to victory last year.. "Absolutely incredible, I remember the bright lights like it was yesterday," Mighty said. The patriotic campaign was created to honor Polaris’ American roots and recognize its network of owners and dealers who are making significant contributions to better their communities. 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