Kaytranada's 99.9% Wins The 2016 Polaris Music Prize

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Kaytranada keeps on racking up the well-deserved accolades for his album, 99.9%. Earlier this evening, The Montreal bred producer took home one of Canada’s top honors winning the 2016 Polaris Music Prize - bestowed upon the year’s best album by a Canadian artist. Kaytranada beat out nominees including Grimes, White Lung, Carly Rae Jepsen, U.S. Girls, and more (shortlist of nominees below) to take home the honor. Kaytranada sums it up:

Along with joining a group of recipients that includes Buffy Sainte-Marie, Feist, Arcade Fire, and more, Kaytranada also wins a $50,000 check with the award. A well deserved honor, and if you haven’t done so yet, go get your copy of 99.9%.

2016 Polaris Music Prize (Shortlist)

Black Mountain’s IV

Basia Bulat’s Good Advice

Grimes’ Art Angels

Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION

Kaytranada’s 99.9%

Jessy Lanza’s Oh No

PUP’s The Dream Is Over

Andy Shauf’s The Party

U.S. Girls’ Half Free

White Lung’s Paradise