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Feist Wins Polaris Music Prize

Feist performing at this year’s Polaris Music Prize ceremony. Photo by Dustin Rabin

So much for Feist being a one-hit wonder: the Canadian indie pop singer won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize last night at a gala event in Toronto, Canada, beating critical darlings Grimes and Fucked Up as well as rap superstar Drake for the highest honor in the Canadian music industry.

The singer won the award on the heels of her 2011 album Metals, the highly-anticipated followup to her breakthrough album The Reminder and the unexpected smash hit “1, 2, 3, 4.” While none of Metals‘ singles reached the heights of that song, the album did well both on the charts and with critics. However, Feist didn’t seem to let any of her success go to her head.

“Polaris is asking me for a quote…I haven’t had a second to consider how to talk about this yet, but what I want to say is thank you to the people who really listened to this record,” Feist said upon winning the award. “Honestly, thanks.”

Feist received $20,000 for winning the Polaris Music Prize; all runners-up received a $3,000 award, in case you were worried about Drake leaving empty-handed.

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