Kaytranada’s debut album 99.9% has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. 99.9%‘s win was determined by a panel of music journalists, bloggers, and broadcasters. Canada’s equivalent of the Mercury Prize entered its 11th year and awards the winner with a $50,000 cash prize to fund future music projects.
Kaytranada joins the legacy of past winners Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire, Feist, Fucked Up, Caribou, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tanya Tagaq, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.