She then signed to a major to release her second album, 1995's Relish, which spawned the pop-oriented, spiritually ambiguous hit "One of Us" and earned eight Grammy nominations.
The singer, who dabbled in blues and folk on the album, had a few more hits with "Right Hand Man" and "St.
Who: Joan Osborne Her story: Of all the singers on this list, curly-headed soul belter Osborne has had the most eclectic career path.
Who: Meredith Brooks Her story: In 1997, Brooks was taking off with her Alanis Morissette-style kiss-off "Bitch," which helped her debut, Blurring the Edges, climb the charts and landed her a spot on Lilith.
Though her second album, 1999's Deconstruction, got decent reviews, it failed to live up to her first, and 2002's Bad Bad One came and went without much notice.
In the interim, Brooks tried her hand at producing, sitting behind the board for Jennifer Love Hewitt's 2002 track "Bare Naked" and co-writing and producing Hilary Duff's Metamorphosis album. : Brooks is producing the debut by the first act signed to her Kissing Booth production company, 16-year-old Bec Hollcraft.
Brooks' song "Shine," from the album of the same name, became the theme song for the 2004 season of the "Dr. According to Brooks' Web site, the 2004 birth of her son led her to refocus her career.
With the summer-festival scene dominated by mostly male-centric tours like Lollapalooza and the jammy H. With a lineup of established stars including Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, Jewel, Emmylou Harris and Suzanne Vega, the first year's outing was a success that led to two more years of tours with such well-known acts as Bonnie Raitt, Liz Phair, Natalie Merchant, Sinéad O'Connor, the Dixie Chicks, the Pretenders and Tracy Chapman.