Buffy Sainte-Marie has taken home the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for her brand new album Power in the Blood!
Opening the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto at The Carlu last night with an astounding performance of “Power in the Blood” and “Carry It On”, Buffy was later awarded the grand prize of $50,000!
The Polaris Music Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on “artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation,” was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of roughly 200 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.
Congratulations Buffy, and to all of the shortlist nominees!
In case you missed the live stream of the Gala, you can watch Buffy’s performances below courtesy of CBC Music.