Feist wins Shortlist Music Prize

Canadian singer chosen by panel including Snow Patrol frontman

Canadian songstress Feist won the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album ‘The Reminder’ yesterday (February 4) in Los Angeles.

She became the second female singer to win the accolade – the north American equivalent of the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, after last year’s triumph by Cat Power.

Feist beat the likes of Arcade Fire, MIA, LCD Soundsystem, Justice and five other acts.

Feist was chosen by a panel of judges including Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol, who said of the record: “The album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: it’s modern and classic all at once. There are so many kinds of beauty in this record.”

Feist is the first Canadian to win the prize.

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