2016 Polaris Music Prize
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2016 Polaris Music Prize

The 2016 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 19, 2016 at The Carlu event theatre in Toronto, Ontario.[1] The hosts of the gala were broadcasters Tom Power and Amanda Parris.


The ten-album shortlist was announced on July 14.[2]


The prize's preliminary 40-album longlist was announced on June 15 at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon.[1] It includes the 10 shortlisted albums above, as well as the following 30.

In August 2016, for the first time in the history of the awards the Polaris committee released the full list of all 232 albums that had received at least one vote in the preliminary balloting.[4]

Heritage Prize

Nominees for the Polaris Heritage Prize, a separate award to honour classic Canadian albums released before the creation of the Polaris Prize, were announced at the main Polaris gala.[5] The shortlists for the Heritage Prize were increased to ten nominees, from five in 2015, and two winners were named: one selected by the jurors and one selected by an audience vote. The winners were announced on October 24.






  1. ^ a b "Polaris Music Prize unveils long list of albums in Whitehorse". Edmonton Journal, June 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Brophy, Aaron (14 July 2016). "2016 Polaris Music Short List Is Here". Polaris Music Prize. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Kaytranada wins 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his album 99.9%". The Globe and Mail, September 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Polaris Music Prize reveals the 200-plus albums on this year's 'longer list'". CBC Music, August 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Canada's Classics-Honoring Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is Doubling Its Nominations". Billboard, May 12, 2016.

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