TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Iconic Native Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie won the award for best Canadian album at the Polaris Music Prize on Monday for her 2015 album "Power In The Blood"
"I've got an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, a couple of Junos and a Gemini Award — this is the only one I ever heard that gives the artist money. It's real important, it's becoming almost impossible for an artist to tour with a band and with instruments,” Buffy Sainte-Marie said.
Recorded in Toronto, Sainte-Marie worked with three different producers for the album, including Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’NAAN), and Chris Birkett (Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof).
Sainte-Marie has been recording since 1964 when she released her debut album "It's My Way" and has been the recipient of numerous honors, including Dove Awards, Gemini Awards, and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. – Staff Writers