​Polaris Music Prize Unveils 2016 Long List

​Polaris Music Prize Unveils 2016 Long List
Each year, one Canadian artist is awarded the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, and the long list of nominees for the 2016 edition has just been announced.
 
The list of 40 albums was unveiled at a press conference in Whitehorse today (June 15).
 
Like in years past, the prize honours the best Canadian album "without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity," as selected by a panel of music critics. The eligibility period includes albums released between June 2015 and May 2016.
 
The 40-album long list will be narrowed down to a short list of 10 records before the grand prize of $50,000 is awarded at a ceremony in Toronto on September 19.
 
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though. Without further ado, here is the 2016 long list of nominees.

​Polaris Music Prize 2016 Long List:

Art Bergmann – The Apostate
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Black Mountain – IV
Jean-Michel Blais – II
Basia Bulat – Good Advice
Daniel Caesar – Pilgrim's Paradise
Tanika Charles – Soul Run
City and Colour – If I Should Go Before You
Cœur de pirate – Roses
Dead Obies – Gesamtkunstwerk
Destroyer – Poison Season
Dilly Dally – Sore
Drake – VIEWS
Essaie pas – Demain est une autre nuit
Fred Fortin – Ultramarr
FOXTROTT – A Taller Us
Grimes – Art Angels
Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On
Veda Hille – Love Waves
Jazz Cartier – Hotel Paranoia
Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
Junior Boys – Big Black Coat
Kaytranada – 99.9%
Jessy Lanza – Oh No
Majid Jordan – Majid Jordan
Michelle McAdorey – Into Her Future
Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale
Safia Nolin – Limoilou
Operators – Blue Wave
Peaches – Rub
PUP – The Dream Is Over
Daniel Romano – Mosey
Andy Shauf – The Party
The Strumbellas – Hope
Suuns – Hold/Still
U.S. Girls – Half Free
Un Blonde – Good Will Come To You
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
White Lung – Paradise
Donovan Woods – Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled