|Birth name||Meredith Ann Brooks|
June 12, 1958|
|Origin||Oregon City, Oregon, United States|
|Years active||1976–2007 (as artist)|
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.
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. 
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.
Brooks is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism. 
Awards and Nominations
|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|
|APRA Awards||Most Performed Foreign Work||Won|
|Year||Album||US Billboard 200|
|1997||Blurring the Edges||22|
|See It Through My Eyes||−|
|2002||Bad Bad One||−|
|2007||If I Could Be...||−|
|1997||"Bitch"||Blurring the Edges|
|1998||"What Would Happen"|
|1999||"Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)"||Deconstruction|
|2004||"Shine"||Bad Bad One|
|"You Don't Know Me"|
|"Where Lovers Meet"|
- "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Singles". Accessed July 28, 2016.
- "Argentina—not Brooks' crowd". Sun Journal. Lewiston, Maine. AP. April 7, 1998. p. C16.
- MTV News Staff (April 10, 1998). "Meredith Brooks Talks About Stones Incident". MTv.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
- Billboard. April 6, 2002. p. 8. Accessed July 28, 2016.
- "1998 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- "Meredith Brooks Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- "Meredith Brooks Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- German peaks
- "Irish Singles Chart". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Meredith Brooks singles". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- "Meredith Brooks singles". australian-charts.com. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- "Meredith Brooks singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved June 11, 2011.