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The Polaris winner is…

September 21st, 2010

Karkwa! That’s right, the five-piece rock band from Montreal is the winner of the 2010 Polaris Music Prize! Their album Les Chemins de Verre scored the francophones $20,000 and their name in the record books as the fifth winner of the Polaris Music Prize. Karkwa were up against stiff competition from Short Listed Nominees, including Tegan and Sara, Shad, RadioRadio, Owen Pallet, The Besnard Lakes, The Sadies, Dan Mangan, Caribou and Broken Social Scene. The event, which took place at MTV’s Masonic Temple on Yonge St. in Toronto, was hosted by MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor and CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence.

Congrats to Karkwa and all the amazing nominees! Tonight’s award ceremony was filled with amazing musical moments. If you missed tonight’s live stream, fear not! The show will be available on demand starting Tuesday September 21 right here!

On Saturday September 25 you can watch the whole show again with extra goodies starting at 9pm ET on MuchMusic. Check out pics from tonight’s amazing show after the jump!

Sarah Taylor

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