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Feist Wins 2012 Polaris Music Prize

Metals Wins Best Album by a Canadian Artist

Sep 25, 2012 Feist Bookmark and Share

Last night Feist won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her 2011 album Metals. Though nominated for her 2007 breakthrough record The Reminder, it was her first win. According to The Calgary Herald when her name was announced she actually hid underneath her table.

Eventually making her way to the stage to accept the award for best album of the year by a Canadian artist Feist said, “This was my worst fear — oh my God. Oh, the thoughts racing through my head right now. You’d think from a lifetime of terrible speeches I would remember at one point to write something down, but I never do because it seems presumptuous to prepare. I’ve had a phenomenal night. I’ve been having such an unbelievably good time sitting here, watching this cavalcade of really good music. Everyone had a favorite here tonight, and I did too — and I did not think it was me. I’m just really shocked and really, really grateful to be a part of the night.”

Selected by a 10-person panel of Canadian journalists and broadcasters Metals beat out Japandroids’ Celebration Rock, Grimes’ Visions, Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life, Drake’s Take Care, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s TY//ST, Handsome Furs’ Sound Kapital, Kathleen Edwards’ Voyageur, Cadence Weapon’s Hope in Dirt City, and Cold Specks’ I Predict a Graceful Expulsion.



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