St. Vincent to Receive ASCAP’s Vanguard Award at the 2015 Pop Music Awards
St. Vincent -- a.k.a. Annie Clark -- is coming off a pretty stellar 2014. She dropped her self-titled fourth album, which was welcomed with much critical fanfare and resulted in the singer nabbing the Grammy for Best Alternative Album. Now, she will be recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, which will present the singer with its Vanguard Award at this year’s ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
ASCAP’s Vanguard Award recognizes artists who exhibit a great impact on “musical genres that help shape the future of American music.” Past recipients of the award include Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk, the Strokes and more.
St. Vincent will receive her award at the 32nd annual Pop Music Awards, which takes place on April 29 in L.A. In addition to recognizing other standout artists from 2014 throughout the evening, ASCAP will award its Founders Award to KISS and its Voice of Music Award to the Doobie Brothers.
Since the release of St. Vincent, the singer has released “Teenage Talk,” a one-off new track that appeared in the HBO TV series, Girls.