40 artists have been announced in the longlist for Canada's best album of the year, which was awarded to Jeremy Dutcher last year.

The list will be narrowed down to just 10 next month by a panel of 199 Canadian jurors. The decision will be solely based on artistic merit, with no consideration for genre or record sales.

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Longlist:

  • Tim Baker - Forever Overhead
  • Tanika Charles - The Gumption
  • Clairmont the Second - Do You Drive?
  • Charlotte Cornfield - The Shape of Your Name
  • Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
  • Dilly Dally - Heaven
  • The Dirty Nil - Master Volume
  • Dizzy - Baby Teeth
  • Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
  • FET.NAT - Le Mal
  • Dominique Fils-Aimé - Stay Tuned!
  • Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
  • Yves Jarvis - The Same but by Different Means
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
  • Kaia Kater - Grenades
  • Kimmortal - X Marks the Swirl
  • La Force - La Force
  • LAL - Dark Beings
  • Laurence-Anne - Première apparition
  • Salomé Leclerc - Les choses extérieures
  • Lee Harvey Osmond - Mohawk
  • Jean Leloup - L'étrange pays
  • Shay Lia - Dangerous
  • Les Louanges - La nuit est une panthère
  • Loud - Tout ça pour ça
  • Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
  • Haviah Mighty - 13th Floor
  • Operators - Radiant Dawn
  • Orville Peck - Pony
  • Sandro Perri - In Another Life
  • Pup - Morbid Stuff
  • Lee Reed - The Steal City EP
  • Jessie Reyez - Being Human in Public
  • Shad - A Short Story About a War
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline
  • Alexandra Stréliski - Inscape
  • Sydanie - 999
  • Tobi - Still
  • Voivod - The Wake
  • Wintersleep - In the Land Of
The Polaris Music Prize shortlist will be announced on 16 July. The final Polaris Music Prize gala takes place on 16 September. Find out more.