Established in 2006, the Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates artistry and diversity across the Canadian music scene. Every year, a carefully selected panel of independent music critics judge and award the Polaris Music Prize artists that have produced a Canadian music album of distinction, regardless of musical genre or commercial popularity.
We are excited to announce that three albums distributed by The Orchard were shortlisted for the 2022 Polaris Music Prize. Among these shortlisted artists are Charlotte Day Wilson, Hubert Lenoir, and Lisa Leblanc. Juno-nominated singer and producer Charlotte Day Wilson amassed millions of streams worldwide and received widespread critical acclaim for her debut album, ALPHA. Hubert Lenoir, whose debut solo album Darlène was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, was also nominated for his highly anticipated and well-received second album PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe. Canadian star Lisa Leblanc was also nominated for her album Chiac Disco, a sparkling and colorful record that presents the unique crossover between chiac and disco.
The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, recently unveiled the 10 albums on the Short List of nominees for the 2022 award. One of these albums will win the 2022 Polaris Prize, which — for the first time since 2019 — will be revealed live at the Polaris Gala, taking place on September 19 2022 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario.
Find a full list of the 2022 Polaris Music Prize Short List here and The Orchard distributed shortlist honorees below.
Charlotte Day Wilson – ALPHA
Hubert Lenoir – PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe
Lisa Leblanc – Chiac Disco