Here's the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List

U.S. Girls, Lido Pimienta, Daniel Caesar, Allie X and Pantayo are among the 40 nominees
Here's the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List
Polaris Music Prize season has officially begun, as the 2020 long list has been announced.

The list of award nominees for this year's prize includes U.S. Girls, Lido Pimienta, Caribou, Daniel Caesar, Andy Shauf, Jessie Reyez, Allie X, Badge Époque Ensemble, William Prince, Witch Prophet, Aquakultre, Joel Plaskett, Wares, Corridor, WHOOP-Szo, Ice Cream, the Weeknd, Pantayo and more.

Artists eligible for the Polaris Music Prize — now in its 15th year — must have released an album between May 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. Of the 40 Canadian artists announced on the long list, only 10 will move on to the short list.

Short list finalists will be announced on July 15. Later this year, the grand Polaris Music Prize winner will then take home the grand prize of $50,000. The nine runners-up will receive prizes of $3,000 each (courtesy of Slaight Music).

An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determines both the long list and short list.

For now check out the 40-album long list below.

2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

Allie X - Cape God
Anachnid - Dreamweaver
Aquakultre - Legacy
Marie-Pierre Arthur - Des feux pour voir
Backxwash - God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out Of It
Badge Époque Ensemble - Badge Époque Ensemble
Begonia - Fear
P'tit Belliveau - Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Caribou - Suddenly
Daniel Caesar - CASE STUDY 01
Chocolat - Jazz engagé
Louis-Jean Cormier - Quand la nuit tombe
Corridor - Junior
dvsn - A Muse in Her Feelings
Jacques Greene - Dawn Chorus
Sarah Harmer - Are You Gone
Ice Cream - FED UP
Junia-T - Studio Monk
Kaytranada - BUBBA
Flore Laurentienne - Volume 1
Cindy Lee - What's Tonight to Eternity?
Men I Trust - Oncle Jazz
nêhiyawak - nipiy
OBUXUM - Re-Birth
Owen Pallett - Island
Pantayo - Pantayo
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Joel Plaskett - 44
William Prince - Reliever
Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came to Kill Us
Riit - ataataga
Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline
Super Duty Tough Work - Studies in Grey
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Leif Vollebekk - New Ways
Wares - Survival
The Weeknd - After Hours
WHOOP-Szo - Warrior Down
Witch Prophet - DNA Activation
Zen Bamboo - GLU