Watch the 2021 Polaris Music Prize winner celebration

Which artist will take home the award for best Canadian album of the year?

Which artist will take home the award for best Canadian album of the year?

The 16th annual Polaris Music Prize will be handed out tonight. This year's winner celebration, hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, will include two exclusive performances from last year's winner, Montreal rapper Backxwash. There'll also be commentary from CBC Music's Odario Williams and members of the Polaris jury. The winner, who'll be determined by an 11-person grand jury, will be awarded $50,000 and the distinction of creating the best Canadian album of the year. 

Learn more about this year's 10 shortlisted acts by reading CBC Music's Polaris Spotlight feature interviews: 

And for more Polaris Music Prize coverage, head over to CBCMusic.ca/Polaris.


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