The annual Polaris Music Prize list of nominees has been broken down to the final shortlist, nearly a month after the program unveiled its full initial list of nominees.

Included in the Short List of Canadian artists are the following: Drake, for If You're Reading This It's Too Late; Caribou, for Our Love; The New Pornographers, for Brill Bruisers; Tobias Jesso Jr., for Goon; BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, for Sour Soul; Braids, for Deep in the Iris; Jennifer Castle, for Pink City; Buffy Sainte-Marie, for Power In The Blood; Alvvays, for Alvvays; and Viet Cong, for Viet Cong.

This year's winner will be determined on September 21st during the Polaris Music Prize Gala, hosted by Fred Penner at The Carlu in Toronto. The winner(s) will also be awarded with a $50,000 prize. The event will be broadcast live on Aux TV.

For more information, head to the Polaris Prize website.