In a move that's absolutely no surprise to anyone, Sufjan Stevens won the 1st ever Pantheon Music Prize. Illinois was #1 on just about every "Best of 2005" list last year, so it's good to see Stevens score the honor. He scoops up $5,000 and a trophy for winning. He had tough competition though, including Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Death Cab For Cutie and Kings of Leon.
To be in the running, you had to have sales of 300,000 or less, last year.