2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List Includes Laurence-Anne, Shay Lia,…

Slayers Carly Rae Jepsen, Jean Leloup, Loud, and Shawn Mendes find their albums longlisted for 2019’s Polaris Music Prize, a smattering of 40 great Canadian albums. The prize looks at both LPs and EPs released between May 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. In fact, 19 are 2018 albums and 21 are 2019 works. The list includes 10 JUNO award winners plus nine nominees. Unlike last year, there is no clear frontrunner in this year’s batch making for an exciting run to the cash award of $50,000. The jury of 199 members considered a mere 233 albums. The Short List of 10 albums will be unveiled on July 16 and the winner announced at the annual gala in Toronto on September 16. Find the longlisted albums below.

TITLE ARTIST GENRE
Inscape Alexandra Streliski Classical
Dedicated Carly Rae Jepsen (JW) Pop
Shape of Your Name Charlotte Cornfield S-S/Folk
Do You Drive? Clairmont the Second (JN) Rap
Heaven Dilly Dally (JN) Alternative
Baby Teeth Dizzy (JW) Alternative
Nameless Dominique Fils-Aimé R&B
Ballad of the Runaway Girl  Elisapie (JN) S-S/Folk
Le Mal FET.NAT Alternative
Dose Your Dreams F–d Up (JN) Punk
13th Floor Haviah Mighty Rap
L’étrange pays Jean Leloup (JW) S-S/Folk
Being Human in Public Jessie Reyez (JW) R&B
Grenades Kaia Kater (JN) S-S/Folk
X Marks the Swirl Kimmortal Rap
La Force La Force Alternative
Dark Beings LAL Alternative
Premiere apparition Laurence-Anne Alternative
Mohawk Lee Harvey Osmond (JN) S-S/Folk
The Steal City EP Lee Reed Rap
La nuit est une panthere Les Louanges Alternative
Tout ça pour ça Loud (JW) Rap
Working Class Woman Marie Davidson Alternative
Radiant Dawn Operators Alternative
Pony Orville Peck Alternative
Morbid Stuff PUP (JN) Alternative
Les choses exterieures Salome Leclerc S-S/Folk
In Another Life Sandro Perri Alternative
A Short Story About a War Shad (JW) Rap
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes (JW) Pop
Dangerous Shay Lia R&B/Soul
Trapline Snotty Nose Rez Kids (JN) Rap
999 sydanie  Rap
The Gumption Tanika Charles (JN) R&B/Soul
Master Volume The Dirty Nil (JW) Rock
Forever Overhead Tim Baker S-S/Folk
Still TOBi  Rap
The Wake Voivod (JW) Metal
In the Land Of Wintersleep (JW) Alternative
The Same but by Different Means Yves Jarvis Alternative