Feist Tops the Shortlist

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Pop songstress Feist was crowned the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Prize. She’s the first Canadian to be selected for this honor, given to the “best” U.S.-released album selling less than 500,000 copies. She was chosen by a panel of five “Listmakers”: the folks at Hunnypot Internet Radio, Rev. Moose (Editor-in-Chief at CMJ), Chris Douridas (DJ at KCRW), and recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers).

Pop songstress Feist was crowned the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Prize. She’s the first Canadian to be selected for this honor, given to the “best” U.S.-released album selling less than 500,000 copies. She was chosen by a panel of five “Listmakers”: the folks at Hunnypot Internet Radio, Rev. Moose (Editor-in-Chief at CMJ), Chris Douridas (DJ at KCRW), and recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers).

While she’s the first Canuck to win, she’s not the first woman. Chan Marshall (Cat Power) was last year’s Shortlist Prize winner. Other previous honorees include Sufjan Stevens, TV on the Radio and Damien Rice.

2007 was a banner year for Leslie Feist. The Reminder turned up on many year-end lists, she landed an iTunes commercial spot with the song “1-2-3-4” and Feist earned other award nods including Grammys for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.” She has also been nominated for Juno Awards in several categories, including “Songwriter of the Year.”

 

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