Meredith Brooks Preps Album, Produces Jennifer Love Hewitt LP

Singer spent more than two years writing, recording Bad Bad One.

Meredith Brooks, the most famous "Bitch" in music, is mounting a comeback — and working overtime to pull it off.

Brooks has spent more than two years writing and recording Bad Bad One, her third album and the follow-up to 1999's disappointing Deconstruction.

"I'm a blue-collar working musician, let me tell you," Brooks said last week at Clive Davis' Grammy Eve party (Click for photos from the event.). "I built a studio and learned ProTools and engineered and produced the whole thing."

Later this month, Brooks will release her new single, "Shine," which marks the return of co-songwriters David Darling and Shelly Peiken, who teamed with Brooks on her breakthrough single, 1997's "Bitch." Bad Bad One is due in May.

After her own album is released, Brooks will likely resurface in entertainment headlines later this year as the producer of Jennifer Love Hewitt's Jive Records debut.

"Everyone's going to be so surprised," Brooks said. "She's a great soul singer. I'm very excited about both records. I suggest you don't do two records at once, but I've made it through."