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Haviah Mighty performs during the 2019 Polaris Music Prize in Toronto on Sept. 16, 2019.

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Haviah Mighty has won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize for her album “13th Floor.”

The project was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit.

Haviah Mighty, a member of all-female Toronto hip-hop act The Sorority, uses her first full-length solo album “13th Floor” to reflect on being a woman of colour in today’s society, while finding positive inspiration in her family.

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The Polaris prize is considered one of the country’s most prestigious music awards. Former winners include Jeremy Dutcher, Arcade Fire, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Kaytranada.

The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize and heightened global awareness for their album.

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