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- Posted on Sep 24th 2012 11:55PM by Aaron Brophy
Dustin Rabin, Polaris Music Prize
The singer has been nominated for the Polaris three times in the past, once as a solo artist for her album The Reminder in 2007, and twice as a member of Broken Social Scene.
Feist beat out nine other Polaris short list nominees to win the award, including Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Drake, Kathleen Edwards, Fucked Up, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Japandroids and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN.
The Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on "artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation," was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of over 200 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.
2011 Polaris Prize winners Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire presented Feist with the prize, which included a giant novelty cheque for $30,000.