The winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize goes to Lido Pimienta’s La Papessa.
It’s quite a surprise as Pimienta was considered a dark horse among jury members and music fans alike.
The short list for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize were:
- A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
- BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
- Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
- Gord Downie – Secret Path
- Feist – Pleasure
- Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
- Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
- Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
- Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
- Weaves – Weaves