Polaris Music Prize goes to Final Fantasy

Published: 2006-09-20
Canada's first Polaris Music Prize has been awarded to Final Fantasy along with $20,000.

The Prize went to the artist with the best Canadian album released between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006. A jury, made up of 11 music journalists, picked Final Fantasy's He Poos Clouds over nine other albums.

Final Fantasy is basically the solo act of singer and violinist Owen Pallett. Pallett's album went up against other Canadian artists like Broken Social Scene, Sarah Harmer and K'Naan.

The Polaris Prize was created by Steve Jordan, a former A&R Executive with Warner Music Canada and True North Records. Modeled after the UK's Mercury Prize, this Canadian prize recognizes artistic talent over genre or sales.

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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