Debby Friday's mind-blowing 2023 album, "Good Luck," was awarded the annual grand prize of $50,000, crowning it as the best Canadian album of the year.
Debby Friday, the sensational Nigerian-born, Toronto-based electronic artist, has just clinched the coveted 2023 Polaris Music Prize. Her mind-blowing 2023 album, "Good Luck," snagged the grand prize of $50,000, crowning it as the best Canadian album of the year. Talk about a major musical jackpot!
If you haven't already dived into the sonic wonderland of "Good Luck," you're in for a treat. This album, released in March via the legendary Sub Pop, has been making waves across the music scene. It's a mesmerizing collection of tracks that'll take you on a musical journey you won't soon forget. And, let's not forget the banger "So Hard To Tell," which made its way onto the coveted "Song You Need" playlist. A panel of Canadian journalists and industry pros got together and unanimously agreed that "Good Luck" was the cream of the crop for 2023. With competitors like Alvvays ("Blue Rev"), Feist ("Multitudes"), and Daniel Caesar ("Never Enough") in the mix, that's no small feat!
Just a little throwback, but we can't forget about last year's Polaris Prize winner, Pierre Kwenders, who took home the trophy for "José Louis and the Paradox of Love."
Debby Friday now joins the prestigious list of previous Polaris Prize winners, including Backxwash, Jeremy Dutcher, Haviah Mighty, Lido Pimienta, Kaytranada, and Tanya Tagaq. It's a club of musical greatness, and she's earned her spot!
So, if you're looking for a new sound to vibe to or just want to bask in the glory of Debby Friday's musical prowess, "Good Luck" is your ticket to audio bliss. And who knows, maybe this album will be your go-to for a lucky day ahead!
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