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Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize for ‘Power in the Blood’

The electro-acoustic folk artist took home $50,000 along with the honor

Buffy Sainte-Marie has won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, perhaps Canadian music’s highest honor, for her album Power in the Blood. The longtime indigenous electro-acoustic folk artist beat out Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Tobias Jesso Jr.’s Goon, the New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers, Viet Cong’s Viet Congand plenty more. Sainte-Marie performed the title track and “Carry It On” during her set at the Polaris Gala. She was awarded $50,000 with the prize.