"Meredith Ann Brooks" (born June 12, 1958 in Oregon City, Oregon, USA) is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist. She grew up in Corvallis, Oregon. After graduating from Corvallis High School at age 15 in 1974, she worked in the Pacific Northwest music scene, performing and making independent records.
In the early 1980s, she moved to Los Angeles to further her career in music. At that time, she recorded the songs that later appeared on ''See It Through My Eyes''. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, she was a member of The Graces, which recorded one album, ''A Perfect View'', in 1989.
In the wake of the enormous success of Alanis Morissette in 1995, Brooks landed a major label contract with Capitol Records. She was nearly 39 years old before having her first hit single, "Bitch", in 1997, which garnered her a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Her album ''Blurring the Edges'' achieved platinum sales and peaked at 22 on the Billboard 200. She toured in the US and Europe in 1997 and 1998 to support the album.