2010 Polaris Music Prize

The 2010 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 20, 2010.[1] The gala presentation was held at Toronto's Masonic Temple, and was hosted by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 and Sarah Taylor of MuchMusic.[2]

The winning album, Karkwa's Les Chemins de verre, was the first French language album to win the award.[3]


The grand jury for the 2010 award included Rob Bowman (York University), Jenny Charlesworth (The Georgia Straight), Leah Collins (Dose.ca), Del Cowie (Exclaim!), Jonathan Dekel (Spinner.ca), Amanda Farrell (Monday Magazine), Jian Ghomeshi (CBC Radio), Marc Xavier Leblanc (freelance journalist and DJ), François Marchand (Vancouver Sun), André Peloquin (BangBang) and Philippe Rezzonico (Rue Frontenac).[2]


The prize's 10-album shortlist was announced on July 6.[4]


The prize's preliminary 40-album longlist was announced on June 17.[1]


  1. "Blue Rodeo, BSS on Polaris long list". The Globe and Mail, June 17, 2010.
  2. "Polaris Music Prize Gala Details Announced". chartattack.com, August 25, 2010.
  3. Harper, Kate (2010-09-20). "Karkwa Win The 2010 Polaris Music Prize". CHARTattack. Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  4. "Polaris Prize short list unveiled". CBC News. 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
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