Arcade Fire wins 2011 Polaris Prize

Arcade Fire's Win Butler, left, performs at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto in this file photo....

Arcade Fire's Win Butler, left, performs at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto in this file photo. (QMI Agency files)

JANE STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:05 AM ET

TORONTO - The winner of the 2011 Polaris Music Prize - Canadaís version of Englandís Mercury Prize - also proved to be the most mainstream and successful of the 10 shortlisted nominees this year - Montreal band Arcade Fireís The Suburbs.

The group, who already won album of the year honors at both the Grammys and the Junos for their No. 1 record, took home a $30,000 prize at the five-year-old ceremony held Monday night in Toronto at the Masonic Temple with highlights to be broadcast on MuchMusic on Sept. 24.

Among others on the 2011 Polaris short list were Toronto dance-music outfit Austraís See It Break; Timber Timbreís Creep On Creepiní On; Ron Sexsmithís Long Player Late Bloomer; The Weekndís House Of Balloons; and Calgary-born, Montreal-based Braidsí Native Speaker.


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