Meredith Brooks

Meredith Brooks

born on 12/6/1958 in Oregon City, OR, United States

Meredith Brooks

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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.

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.[1]

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, and also participated in the Lilith Fair music festival tour in both of those years.

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.[2] [3]

Subsequent career

In 1999 Brooks recorded her second album, Deconstruction. The track "Sin City" was recorded for the movie Snake Eyes.

In 2002, Brooks signed with independent label Gold Circle Records.[4] She worked on her third album, Bad Bad One. The label folded immediately after releasing the album. The single "Shine" charted at #35.[5]

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.[6]

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

Brooks is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism. [7]

Awards and Nominations

Year Awards Work Category Result
1997 MTV VMA "Bitch" Best New Artist Nominated
Best Female Video Nominated
MTV EMA Herself Best New Act Nominated
1998 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards Best New Artist Tour Nominated
Brit Awards Best International Female Nominated
ECHO Awards Best International Newcomer Nominated
Grammy Awards "Bitch" Best Rock Song Nominated
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated



Year Album US Billboard 200[8]
1997 Blurring the Edges 22
See It Through My Eyes
1999 Deconstruction
2002 Bad Bad One
2004 Shine
2007 If I Could Be...


Year Title Chart positions Album
1997 "Bitch"
Blurring the Edges
"I Need"
1998 "What Would Happen"
1999 "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)"
2004 "Shine"
Bad Bad One
"You Don't Know Me"
"Where Lovers Meet"


  1. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Singles". Accessed July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Argentina—not Brooks' crowd". Sun Journal. Lewiston, Maine. AP. April 7, 1998. p. C16. 
  3. ^ MTV News Staff (April 10, 1998). "Meredith Brooks Talks About Stones Incident". Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  4. ^ [1]Billboard. April 6, 2002. p. 8. Accessed July 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Meredith Brooks Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
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  8. ^ "Meredith Brooks Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Meredith Brooks Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ German peaks
  11. ^ "Irish Singles Chart". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Meredith Brooks singles". Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Meredith Brooks singles". Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Meredith Brooks singles". Retrieved June 11, 2011. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Kissing Booth, personal blog
  • Meredith Brooks Top 40 Mainstream Page
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