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Kaytranada wins Polaris Music Prize

By | Published on Wednesday 21 September 2016


Kaytranda has won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, making his ‘99.9%’ album officially and inarguably the best Canadian album of the previous twelve months. I mean, you try arguing against that position. See, you can’t. Because it’s official.

“For me, it’s crazy to get this award”, said Kaytranada, accepting the prize. “It’s really, truly, a big honour. It’s amazing. Ceci est pour Montréal, tous mes Montréalais. Shout outs to all of y’all. I want to thank the judges and everybody for voting for me. It’s an honour man, I don’t know what to say”.

The first winner of the prize to come from the world of hip hop in its eleven year history, Kaytranda saw off strong competition from the likes of Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Basia Bulat, Jessy Lanza, US Girls and White Lung, among others.

From ‘99.9%’ this is ‘Glowed Up’, featuring Anderson Paak: