The long list of potential Polaris Prizewinners was announced Thursday, with glaring omission. Justin Bieber, Canada’s biggest 19-year-old pop star, was snubbed by the Canadian awards committee — again.
Bieber, who recently complained publiclyabout not being taken seriously as an artist (and then wore the outfit at left), has yet to make it on the Polaris Prize Committee’s list.
That’s not completely shocking, given that the $30,000 best album prize is voted on by critics and often rewards a more eclectic style (past winners include Feist and Arcade Fire). This year’s potential honorees include, as HuffPost Canada notes, the popular electro-rock of Metric and noise-rock of Metz to electric powwow crew A Tribe Called Red and turntablist Kid Koala to the art-pop of The Luyas and the pop-pop of Tegan and Sara. Carly Rae Jepsen was not on the list.
Still, Bieber has released five albums, none of which have been recognized as great by the Polaris committee. The short list for the award will be released July 13, with a gala announcing the winner set for Sept. 23.
Article and Picture Courtesy of The Huffington Post