07/15/2014 11:26 EDT

Polaris Prize Short List: Drake, Arcade Fire, Tanya Tagaq Among Best Canadian Album Nominees


The eighth annual Polaris Prize has revealed it's 2014 short list for the best Canadian album of the past year.

The 10 nominated artists range from international superstars like Drake and Arcade Fire to up-and-comers like Mac DeMarco and Jessy Lanza to previous winner Owen Pallett, previous short-lister Shad and breakout Inuit artist Tanya Tagaq.

This year's Polaris Prize gala, during which a panel of grand jurors will determine the winner, will be hosted by actor Jay Baruchel, most recently the star of "This Is The End."

2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List:

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back

Mac DeMarco -- Salad Days

Owen Pallett – In Conflict

Shad – Flying Colours

Tanya Tagaq – Animism

Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams


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