I like how Polaris is moving because all those groups are being highlighted and that's important.". A grand jury of 11 determined eclectic metal-infused hip-hop artist Backxwash was the winner at the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Monday evening for her album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It, The audience-less event was held in its usual location, at the Carlu in Toronto. Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty won the award for “13th Floor” last year, becoming the first female rapper to win the Polaris. "And just the opportunity to be so validated in the work that I created last year… and just get many many opportunities based on the fact that I won the Polaris.". Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. Polaris and CBC Music present God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It, a short film by Ashanti Mutinta and Chachi Revah. The 11-member Grand Jury was chosen from the greater Polaris jury pool, which includes 201 music journalists, broadcasters and related music media from across Canada. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Backxwash, the stage name of performer Ashanti Mutinta, blends gothic elements of rap and metal music with her own personal experiences with faith, family and her queer identity. A not-for-profit organization that honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. Limit one request per person or per household. Girls, hip-hop and R&B performer Junia-T and Pantayo, an all-women ensemble that combines traditional kulintang music from the Philippines with pop influences. 2021 key dates: TBA - Long List TBA - Short List TBA - Winner We reserve the right to close comments at any time. https://globalnews.ca/news/7407669/backxwash-montreal-polaris-prize-2020 The winner was announced after the presentation, which aired at 8 p.m. on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, and CBCMusic.ca/Polaris. Polaris recognizes and markets albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. The Polaris Music Prize is a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Backxwash beat out nine other contenders, including R&B-pop singer Jessie Reyez, First Nations indie rockers nêhiyawak and the jazz/R&B/hip-hop fusion artist Witch Prophet. Share. Canada's 2020 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best Canadian album of the year, had a tight list of nominees this year, but Backxwash's God Has Nothing To … To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). One grand prize of $50,000 will be awarded, while the other short list contenders will receive prizes of $3,000 each (courtesy of Slaight Music). The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List is as follows: Prize: Value: Winner: Hometown: 2020 Polaris Ranger XP 100 EPS Premium: $18,099.00: Henry N. Casper, WY: Snowy Mountain Rifles Alpine Hunter: $8,089.99: James B. Zambian-Canadian rapper Backxwash is the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for the album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional winner's gala did not take place this year, and instead a special cinematic tribute to the shortlist was streamed online by CBC Music and CBC Gem, following which the winner was announced. Award of prize and confirmation of winner is contingent upon "It's trippy. Mutinta also shared her thoughts about resisting conformity personally and creatively, and her advice to fellow transgender musicians. The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2020 Short List. Girls, Witch Prophet, Backxwash, Junia-T, nêhiyawak, and Pantayo. "I'm producing it all. 2020 Prizewinners and finalists, including bios, photos, jurors and work by winners and finalists. "It's kind of weird that this album got traction because as a queer person putting out music, you're constantly screaming into the void. WINNERS LIST: For the name of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope to 2020 Polaris “Upgrade Your Ride” Sweepstakes Winners List, 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340. In addition to the presentation of the winning Polaris prize of 2020, the nominees for the 2020 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize were announced. "I don't believe it!" The shortlist announcement also includes albums from Jessie Reyez, U.S. "I was afraid to kind of put that on the record, and … I just pulled the lever," she told CBC's Saroja Coelho after learning of her win. Award of prizes and confirmation of winners are contingent upon potential winners’ qualification and compliance with these Complete Official Rules. The announcement was made by 2019’s winner Haviah Mighty, from the Carlu stage, at the end of a one … I think it's very symbolic of the world just telling me to be myself. (ARV $27,499) All eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be included in a random drawing to determine one (1) Grand Prize winner on or about December 16, 2020. musician Andy Shauf among Canadians on Obama's summer playlist, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Montreal-based rapper Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God has Nothing to do With This Leave Him out of It. Emily Dunlop | October 9, 2020. The Grand Jury will convene virtually on Oct. 19 to select a winner from the 10 albums on the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List. Previous Polaris Music Prize winners Lido Pimienta, Caribou and Kaytranada get another shot at winning the prestigious $50,000 award for Canadian album of the year when the winner is declared virtually on Oct. 19. Montreal-based rapper Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God has Nothing to do With This Leave Him out of It. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Last year's Polaris Music Prize winner, Haviah Mighty, made an appearance to announce Backxwash as the winner and briefly reflected on her own journey to victory last year.. "Absolutely incredible, I remember the bright lights like it was yesterday," Mighty said. "My existence itself is political, my livelihood is political, and the livelihood of my sisters is political," Mutinta said in an interview with CBC Music's Saroja Coehlo, immediately following her win. I now present to you: 2020 The Soundtrack Polaris Prize Winner! Backxwash crowned as the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. Backxwash talks to the CBC's Saroja Coelho about her Polaris Prize winning album, what inspired it, and how she sees her music as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Backxwash wins 2020 Polaris Music Prize worth $50,000. Backxwash didn't fit into the Montreal experience — so she created her own. 2020 Polaris Prize Short List : Zambian-Canadian rapper Backxwash is the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for the album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It. Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. Girls, Witch Prophet, Backxwash, Junia-T, nêhiyawak, and Pantayo. The 2020 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on October 19, 2020. Last year, a friend of ours and Issue 02 feature, Haviah Mighty took home the award and used her winnings to help celebrate the vision of 13th Floor. Rounding out the nominees was three-time Polaris shortlisted U.S. Backxwash said the difference between the music she has made in the past and the album that won her the Polaris is that she finally put some of her personal story into it. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty won the award for “13th Floor” last year, becoming the first female rapper to win the Polaris. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. There has never been a two-time winner of the Polaris. Beyond its cash value, the recognition puts the winner's album on a global platform. The winner for 2020 will be announced at the conclusion of a special cinematic tribute event that will be broadcast in Canada on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages and around the globe at CBCMusic.ca/Polaris on October 19th. Amrou Al-Kadhi and Kate Davies win 2020 Polari Prizes Amrou Al-Kadhi and Kate Davies have tonight (Oct 15) been announced as the winners of the 2020 Polari Prizes, the UK’s only award celebrating literature that explores the LGBTQ+ experience. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2020 Short List will … Text Size. Each year, the award goes to the best Canadian album of the year, and Backxwash had some worthy … Today, a grand jury of 11 Polaris voters from across the country convened online to decide the winner of this year's big award, which is handed out every year to the best Canadian album of the year. Backxwash on hearing she won 2020 Polaris Prize October 19, 2020, 9:51 p.m. Rapper Backxwash expresses disbelief as she is announced as the winner of the 2020 Polaris Prize. IN PHOTOS – CMAOntario Awards in London, ON. Here is the 2020 Polaris Music Prize short list. Backxwash has been announced as the 2020 winner of the Polaris Music Prize. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It Caribou - Suddenly Junia-T - Studio Monk Kaytranada - Bubba The winner was announced after the presentation, which aired at 8 p.m. on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, and CBCMusic.ca/Polaris. It's going to be gothic … there's going to be a few rock samples in there as well.". https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/polaris-prize-2020-1.5767637 "A bit of both," Mutinta admitted with a laugh. Her album features distorted samples of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and In Heaven a song from David Lynch's film Eraserhead. Each year, the award goes to the best Canadian album of the year, and Backxwash had some worthy competition. Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her gothic rap-metal album God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.. The Montreal-based horrorcore rapper wins the $50,000 prize. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). But the real question is about the real-life inspirations for these horror characters: Will she be putting people on blast, or will it be a loving tribute? Originally planned for June 9, 2020, the Polar Music Prize award ceremony and banquet will now take place on Saturday May 22, 2021 in Stockholm. The shortlist announcement also includes albums from Jessie Reyez, U.S. Honouring albums released before the inception of the Polaris Music Prize in 2006, two albums are … All eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be included in a random drawing to determine one (1) Grand Prize winner and fifty (50) Runner Up winners by mid-October 2020. Backxwash, whose real name is Ashanti Mutinta, makes history with this win as the first hip hop-meets-metal artist and the first Black transgender woman to take home the grand prize in the award's 15-year run. Watch all 10 cinematic tributes to the albums shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize, Lido Pimienta, Junia-T, more: Polaris Music Prize hopefuls on who they want to win, Haviah Mighty wins the 2019 Polaris Music Prize. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It Caribou - Suddenly Junia-T - Studio Monk Kaytranada - Bubba This time it will be a horror anthology. WATCH | The moment Backxwash learns she has won: Electronic composer Caribou, DJ and record producer Kaytranada and singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta, who were also nominated, all already have a Polaris to their name. The 29-year-old, who came to Canada from Zambia at 17, is the first Black transgender woman to win the prestigious award, which honours the best Canadian album released in the year that ended May 31, 2020. Mutinta exclaimed. Published October 19, 2020 Updated October 20, 2020 . The winner of this year's $50,000 prize for best Canadian album of the year will be announced at a virtual event on October 19. The Canadian Press . Past winners include Jeremy Dutcher, Tanya Tagaq and Arcade Fire. Requests must be received by October 31, 2020. This is Backxwash’s first Polaris Music Prize win. The award was established in 2006 with a $20,000 cash prize; the prize was increased to $30,000 for the 2011 award. ... Prize Winners by Year Prize Winners by Category Explore Lists Backxwash, the stage name of performer Ashanti Mutinta, won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It. MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 6, 2020) – Polaris Off Road, the world leader in powersports and off-road innovation, today announced the winners of its Polaris Salutes American Heroes campaign. The longlist was announced on June 15, 2020, with the shortlist following on July 15, 2020 and the winner announced on October 19, 2020. Haviah Mighty, left, reacts to winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize alongside previous winner Jeremy Dutcher in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Bookmark. For more stories about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success stories within the Black community — check out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. The recording by the Montreal-based transgender female artist was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. Last Month, CBC hosted a virtual event to honour the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. November 16 2020 Backxwash Has Won The 2020 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It’ October 19 2020 2020 Polaris Short List Is Here The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Special thanks to Gemma Mastroianni, Alex Rodobolski, Amanda McMillan, Tye Hardy, Erica Gellert, John Mendoza, Jayben Favila, Stephanie Prior, and Jared Burke for participating and making this happen. She anticipates the new Backxwash album will be ready next spring or early summer. Comments are welcome while open. For each album, I received a quote from a jury member who rated that album very highly about what makes that record so special. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. The advice I'd give any trans person making music now is don't second-guess yourself and don't listen to what the machine says. Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It. The 2020 ceremony is postponed Due to coronavirus precautions, we are forced to postpone the ceremony and banquet to honour this year’s Laureates Anna Netrebko and Diane Warren. In a press conference following Backxwash's win, Polaris Music Prize's executive director, Claire Dagenais, conducted her own interview before opening it up to the media. Requests must be received by July 31, 2020. Backxwash has won the Polaris Music Prize tonight taking home $50,000 along with the prestigious prize. The long list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize -- an annual award that celebrates the best Canadian album released over the past year -- has been announced. Other … The Polaris Music Prize will not be holding its annual gala to award a winner this year, organizers announced today. The annual prize, which was announced today by past years’ nominees, celebrates excellence in Canadian music. Due to COVID-19, for the safety and well-being of the Polaris community, Polaris chose to not host a winner Gala event this year. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. "Each track is going to take different characters inspired by real characters in my life," Mutinta said. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The Polaris Music Prize is a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian … The long list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize -- an annual award that celebrates the best Canadian album released over the past year -- has been announced. Nanci Dagg | September 29, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polaris organizers commissioned a group of directors to bring each of the 10 nominated albums to life as short films, instead of holding the usual gala concert showcase. For Subscribers. News Albums From The Weeknd, Jessie Reyez On 2020 Polaris Prize Long List. Last year, a friend of ours and Issue 02 feature, Haviah Mighty took home the award and used her winnings to help celebrate the vision of 13th Floor. Backxwash crowned as the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize By Emily Plunkett on October 20, 2020 Pandemics and social distancing did not deter the Polaris Music Prize from celebrating Backxwash ’s God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It as the best Canadian album of 2020. WATCH | Polaris Prize winner Backxwash speaks about her album and the inspiration behind it: Last year Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty won the prize for 13th Floor, becoming the first female rapper to claim the Polaris. An overall winner will be revealed on September 21. News Albums From The Weeknd, Jessie Reyez On 2020 Polaris Prize Long List. 9 talking about this. “Be as honest as you want to be and create the art that you want to,” says Backxwash while reflecting on her win. Previous Polaris Music Prize winners Lido Pimienta, Caribou and Kaytranada get another shot at winning the prestigious $50,000 award for Canadian album of the year when the winner is declared virtually on Oct. 19. The winner for 2020 will be announced at the conclusion of a special cinematic tribute event that will be broadcast in Canada on the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages and around the globe at CBCMusic.ca/Polaris on October 19th. The longlist was announced on June 15, 2020, with the shortlist following on July 15, 2020 and the winner announced on October 19, 2020. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List has been announced. Comments are welcome while open. The patriotic campaign was created to honor Polaris’ American roots and recognize its network of owners and dealers who are making significant contributions to better their communities. TORONTO - Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The project … A representative of Arizona Elk Society and RideNow Powersports will assist in coordinating all the details with the Grand Prize Winner regarding the delivery of the vehicle as well as license and registration of the 2020 Polaris Ranger or Sea Doo. Emily Plunkett | October 20, 2020. If I'm making honest art, the final message is very important. Backxwash’s name was revealed by Polaris 2019 winner, Haviah Mighty, live from the stage of Toronto venue, The Carlu, during the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Celebration broadcast. In May 2015, the Polaris Music Prize was increased to $50,000, an additional $20,000, sponsored by Slaight Music. The not-for-profit organization annually rewards artists who produce Canadian albums of distinction. Lido Pimienta, Junia-T, more: Polaris Music Prize hopefuls on who they want to win, Sask. "And I just put it on the record and expressed myself as honestly as possible.". On July 15, Polaris Music Prize will confirm the final shortlist for their 2020 ceremony. Those albums are: The annual prize, which was announced today by past years’ nominees, celebrates excellence in Canadian music. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List has been announced. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize. Backxwash didn't fit into the Montreal experience — so she created her own. The long-list for the 2020’s Polaris Music Prize — an annual prize which celebrates the best Canadian album released in the last year, has been announced this week. You can read more stories here. The 2020 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on October 19, 2020. For the name of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope to 2020 Polaris Salutes American Heroes Winners List, PO Box 240, Clear Lake, MN 55319. Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It. Three past winners of the prestigious Polaris Music Prize have another shot at the title. TORONTO - Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The project by … Backxwash has won the prestigious 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her metal-infused hip-hop album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out … We reserve the right to close comments at any time. It's awesome. It's ridiculous how many other funding programs and music prizes don't understand the importance of having women, trans and non-binary people on their short list. Montreal-based rapper Backxwash was named the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize on Monday night for her album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It.. Last Month, CBC hosted a virtual event to honour the winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. 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