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Kaytranada scoops the Polaris Music Prize for '99.9%'

The award is the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize

  • Shana Gujral
  • 20 September 2016

Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his debut album '99.9%'.

The award is equivalent to the Mercury Prize, which grime artist Skepta won last week, and also comes along with a hefty $50,000 cash prize. Previous winners of the Polaris include Caribou, Arcade Fire and Tanya Tagaq.

A team of 196 jurors judged the album, based solely on artistic merit without any regard to genre or sales.

'99.9%' was released on XL featuring a mix of soul, disco, r'n'b and hip hop with collaborations from BadBadNotGood, AlunaGeorge, Craig David and Little Dragon.

[Via: RA]

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