Drake, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Death From Above 1979 are among the eclectic acts who have made it onto this year's (15) Polaris Prize long list.
METZ, Whitehorse, Cold Specks and Jazz Cartier are also among the 40 artists whose albums have been recognized as the best from Canadian artists in the past year.
The 10-album shortlist will be announced next month (Jul15) and the Polaris Music Prize Gala will be held in Toronto, Canada in September (15).
Last year's (14) Polaris Prize winner was Tanya Tagaq, while Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Feist and Arcade Fire have also picked up the award in recent years.
Death From Above 1979 are nominated this year for The Physical World, Drake for If You're Reading This It's Too Late and Buffy Sainte-Marie for Power in the Blood.