Meredith Brooks

Meredith Brooks

Born: June 12, 1958
Age: 59
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Biography

Meredith Ann Brooks (born June 12, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for her 1997 hit song "Bitch", for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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Success with Blurring the Edges and "Bitch"

By 1995 Brooks landed a major label contract with Capitol Records. After three years her first single was finally released, "Bitch", and based on the success of the song she garnered nominations for the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song. The single went platinum in Australia.

"Bitch" was also used in the 2000 Nancy Meyers film What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

Her album Blurring the Edges achieved platinum sales and peaked at 22 on the Billboard 200 and 5 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was produced by David Ricketts, formerly of David and David (with David Baerwald), and he also played keyboards (among other instruments) on the album. Brooks toured in the US and Europe in 1997 and 1998 to support the album.

On March 30, 1998, in Argentina, she opened for the Rolling Stones. During her set the crowd demanded the Stones and became violent, throwing objects including rocks and tampons at the stage and bruising her eye. She appeared again the next day wearing an Argentine soccer shirt, but the crowd again threw things at her, so after singing "Bitch" she threw the shirt on the ground and walked off.

Subsequent career

In 1999 Brooks recorded her second album, Deconstruction. The track "Sin City" was recorded for the movie Snake Eyes. She toured as part of Lilith Fair in 2000.

In 2002, Brooks signed with independent label Gold Circle Records. She worked on her third album, Bad Bad One. The label folded immediately after releasing the album. The single "Shine" charted at #35.

In 2002, she produced Jennifer Love Hewitt's album BareNaked and appeared on VH1 Divas Las Vegas as a guest guitar soloist with Celine Dion and Anastacia.

Brooks signed a record deal with SLG Records and re-issued Bad Bad One as Shine in 2004. The track "Shine" was used as the theme music for Dr. Phil from 2004-08. The instrumental remix appears as the last track on the album.

In 2007 Brooks completed a new children's album titled If I Could Be... and is developing Portland area Sony Music Entertainment artist Becca.

Meredith is due to release a new studio album in 2017 called 'Merciless', on Kissing Booth Records.

Discography

Albums

Year Album
1997 Blurring the Edges 22
See It Through My Eyes
1999 Deconstruction
2002 Bad Bad One
2004 Shine
2007 If I Could Be...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US
UK GER
IRE
NED
AUS
NZ
1997 "Bitch"
2
6
19
12
12
2
4
Blurring the Edges
"I Need"
28
77
1998 "What Would Happen"
46
49
"Stop"
1999 "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)"
96
81
Deconstruction
"Shout"
2004 "Shine"
Bad Bad One
"You Don't Know Me"
"Where Lovers Meet"

[ Source: Wikipedia ]