Watch the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Celebration

Tune in to find out who will win this year's prestigious award
Watch the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Celebration
This year, the Polaris Music Prize is happening a little differently. After cancelling the award's annual gala due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's winner will be announced tonight through a "special cinematic tribute." So if you want to see who takes home the big prize, watch along below.

The online event is being hosted by CBC Music's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, and it will all kick off at 8 p.m. ET tonight. The 2020 Polaris-winning album will be revealed live at the end of this event at approximately 9:20 p.m.

As always, the Polaris Music Prize is awarded to the artist who creates the Canadian album of the year, "judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales" by a panel of music journalists and industry figures. The grand prize is $50,000, while the other shortlist contenders will receive prizes of $3,000 each.

Among the artists up for the award are Backxwash, Caribou, Kaytranada, Junia-T, Pantayo, U.S. Girls and more. You can see the full shortlist list below, where you can also tune into the event.



2020 Polaris Prize Short List:

Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Caribou - Suddenly
Junia-T - Studio Monk
Kaytranada - Bubba
nêhiyawak - nipiy
Pantayo - Pantayo
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came to Kill Us
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Witch Prophet - DNA Activation