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Meredith Brooks

Meredith Brooks is a musician from Oregon. She first started her career in 1976 at the young age of 17 as a member ofalocalband called Sapphire. When Sapphire ended up splitting in 1980, she then joined the short lived rock band Lips, which wasactive for only a year. Brooks then attempted a solo career, releasing her first self-titled album in 1986, which was released inMexico only in limited quantities. In 1987, she joined the all-female trio The Graces,with Charlotte Caffey and Gia Ciambotti. Thetrio’s first single, 1989’s “Lay Down Your Arms”, was a moderate hit in the US, and ...read more

Meredith Brooks is a musician from Oregon. She first started her career in 1976 at the young age of 17 as a member ofalocalband called Sapphire. When Sapphire ended up splitting in 1980, she then joined the short lived rock band Lips, which wasactive for only a year. Brooks then attempted a solo career, releasing her first self-titled album in 1986, which was released inMexico only in limited quantities. In 1987, she joined the all-female trio The Graces,with Charlotte Caffey and Gia Ciambotti. Thetrio’s first single, 1989’s “Lay Down Your Arms”, was a moderate hit in the US, anditreached number 56 on the Billboard charts.Their following three singles and debut album, “Perfect View”, failed to capitalizeonthe single’s brief success, and The Graceswere then dropped from A&M Records in 1991. Shortly afterwards, Brooks lefttheband, and decided to resume her solo career. After struggling to find a deal for four years, Brooks finally managed to strike up a deal and sign to Capitol Records inlate1995.In May of 1997, she released her second full length album, “Blurring the Edges”, and also released her first single,“Bitch”,laterthat month as well. The single and album ended up being tremendous hits: the single ended up going gold in the US,the UKandAustralia and platinum in Australia, while the album ended up being ceritified two-times platinum in Canada andplatinum intheUS. In March of 1998, however, she would face another bump in the road in Argentina when, while opening up forTheRollingStones, she was assaulted by a restless audience, and she was pelted with rocks and tampons. Brooks’s thirdalbum,1999’s“Deconstruction”, ended up being a commercial flop as well, and she was later dropped from Capitol’s roster in2000. Brooks then continued on as an independent artist, and she later released her fourth album, “Bad Bad One”, in Mayof2002.Although one single from the album garnered slight commercial attention, “Shine”, the album itself failed to chart.Shethenreleased two more albums throughout the next five years, with the latter album being a children’s-oriented album.Brooksthenappeared to have retired from recording music, after nearly four decades of activity. « hide

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If I Could Be
2006

2.3
2 Votes
Shine
2004

3.3
3 Votes
Bad Bad One
2002

2.8
3 Votes
Deconstruction
1999

3
3 Votes
Blurring The Edges
1998

3.3
10 Votes
Meredith Brooks
1986

2.3
2 Votes

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