Annie Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and she began playing guitar at the age of 12. In 2004, she joined The Polyphonic Spree as a guitarist and a singer. At the same year, she performed with Glenn Branca’s 100 Guitar Orchestra for a recording of one of his avant-grade symphonies. Two years later, she joined the Sufjan Stevens and recorded a three-song EP, here is when she adopted the name St. Vincent.
In May 2009, “ACTOR” was produced and marked Clark’s debut. Actor reached number nine on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and rose to number 90 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. Same year, Clark collaborated with Bon Iver on “ROSLYN” (2009), which was the soundtrack of “TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON”. Later, in 2011, Clark also composed an instrumental version of the Actor song “THE SEQUEL” that appeared on yMusic’s album Beautiful Mechanical.
In 2012, Clark did “THE ANTIDOTE” which appeared on the “TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2” soundtrack.
In February 2015, she won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album, making Clark the first solo female artist to win that award in 20 years. That year, she appeared on The Chemical Brother’s album “BORN IN THE ECHOES” (2015).
In 2016, Clark contributed a cover of the Rolling Stones “EMOTIONAL RESCUE” to the soundtrack of “A BIGGER SPLASH” directed a segment of “XX”. A year later, she became the first female ambassador for Record Store Day and released “MASSEDUCTION”. Finally, in 2019, Clark won the Best Rock Song award for Masseduction at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.