Kaytranada has garnered much critical praise for his 2016 album 99.9%.

The album recently received Canada's highest honor as being the recipient of the annual Polaris Prize, an award for the best album by a Canadian artist.

The Haitian-born, Montreal-based producer won the coveted prize of $50,000 after being selected by a panel of 11 judges.

Although Kaytranada is not a newcomer when it comes to beats, 99.9% was the producer's debut of his first full-length album. It also proves to be a big-win for hip-hop, winning against contenders Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen among others.

Upon receiving the award, Kaytranada had this to say:

“For me, it’s crazy to get this award, and it’s really, truly, a big honour.”

H/T: The Star

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