The 40 albums that made the Polaris Music Prize 2020 longlist has been narrowed down to just 10.

Lido Pimienta, Kaytranada, Caribou, Jessie Reyez, and others have made this year's shortlist. Haviah Mighty scooped last year's prize.

This year's Polaris Music Prize winner will win $50,000, while the nine other shortlist acts will receive $3,000 each on behalf of Slaight Music.

The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist:

  • Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
  • Caribou - Suddenly
  • Jessie Reyez - BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US
  • Junia-T - Studio Monk
  • Kaytranada - Bubba
  • Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
  • nêhiyawak - nipiy
  • Pantayo - Pantayo
  • U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
  • Witch Prophet - DNA Activation
The 2020 Polaris Music Prize winner will be announced on 19 October. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a cinematic tribute wil replace the usual winner's gala. Visit polarismusicprize.ca for more information.