Feist wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize for 'Metals'
Feist performs at the Oya music festival in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo / Stian Lysberg Solum, NTB scanpix Norway)
Published Monday, September 24, 2012 10:07AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 24, 2012 11:21PM EDT
TORONTO -- Feist has won the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize.
The Calgary-raised, Toronto-based 36-year-old -- whose full name is Leslie Feist -- claimed the award for her fourth album, "Metals," at a gala Monday night in Toronto.
The award is given to the best Canadian album of the previous year as determined by a 10-person jury of music journalists, bloggers and broadcasters.
Other acts on the 10-artist short list included Toronto rapper Drake, Vancouver rock duo Japandroids, Montreal electro-pop act Grimes and Edmonton rapper Cadence Weapon.
Montreal rockers Arcade Fire won last year's prize for their Grammy-winning third album, "The Suburbs."
Other past Polaris champs include Caribou, Karkwa and Patrick Watson.