The Polaris Music Prize is one of Canada's most prestigious music awards -- as evidenced by nominees this year for the $30,000 pot including Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Arcade Fire's Reflektor and Mac DeMarco's Salad Days.
Oh, and Animism from Canadian Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq. The singer, who has collaborated with Björk and Faith No More's Mike Patton, blew away the crowd at the show on Monday night, according to the Canadian Press, where she beat out her better-known competitors for the top prize.
She also gave an amazing speech that included an impassioned plea for, yes, eating more seal. "People should wear and eat seal as much as possible because if you can imagine an indigenous culture thriving and surviving on sustainable resource, wearing seal and eating it, it’s delicious and there’s lots of them," she said. "I really believe that if hipsters can make flower beards in, then you can do it with seal."
Though she's a decade into her career, after winning the prize Tagaq got a bit stage-shy and admitted, "I’m going to get off the stage because I’m feeling weird... I’m only comfortable when I’m grunting."
So what does that recorded "grunting" sound like? Check it out.