Singer-songwriter Feist took home the coveted annual Polaris Prize for her most recent album ‘Metals.’
The award is judged by a panel of anonymous voters, and is given to the Canadian artist with the ‘best full-length album in the past year.’ It also comes with a cash prize of $30,000.
A total of nine people were nominated for the award. Alongside Feist stood Drake for his breakthrough album ‘Take Care,’ Japandroids‘ ‘Celebration Rock,’ and F**ked Up‘s 2011 album ‘David Comes To Life.’ All nine shortlisted nominees for the prize also took home $2,000.
“Everyone had a favorite here tonight and I did too – and I did not think it was me,” Feist said to reporters after winning. “I’m just really shocked and really grateful to be part of the night and I’ll be going to all of these gigs.”
The ceremony took place at Toronto’s Concert Hall with a three hour show featuring all the nominees. All the nominees performed at the ceremony apart from but Drake, who was not in attendance supposedly due to illness; Japandroids; and Handsome Furs, who broke up earlier this year.
Watch Leslie Feist accept her award below: