Debby Friday Wins 2023 Polaris Music Prize

    Debby Friday has won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, which is awarded annually to the best Canadian album of the year. The Toronto artist’s debut album GOOD LUCK, which came out in March via Sub Pop, beat out a shortlist that included Alvvays’ Blue Rev, Aysanabee’s Watin, Begonia’s Powder Blue, Dan Mangan’s Being Somewhere, Daniel Caesar’s Never Enough, Feist’s Multitudes, Gayance’s Mascarade, Snotty Nose Rez Kids’ I’m Good, HBU?, and the Sadies’ Colder Streams. “It just feels like a miracle,” Friday said while accepting the award at Toronto’s Massey Hall. The award carries a cash prize of $50,000.

    Last year’s Polaris Music Prize winner was Pierre Kwenders for his album José Louis And The Paradox of Love.

    Check out our Artist Spotlight interview with Debby Friday.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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