Becky G

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Becky G
Becky G perform at LA Pride.jpg
Becky G at the LA Pride in June 2015
Background information
Born Inglewood, California, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • rapper
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Rebbeca Marie Gomez,[1] better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and rapper. Musically, she lies between pop-rap[2] and Latin pop music genres.[3][4] She gained recognition in 2011, after she posted several videos of herself performing remixes of popular songs on to YouTube. In 2014, Gomez had her first Billboard Hot 100 entry, with "Shower", peaking at No. 16.

Early life[edit]

Gomez was born and raised in Inglewood, California,[5] but she spent her early childhood in Moreno Valley living with her family. Financial struggles forced her family to sell their home and move into the converted garage of her grandparent's house in Inglewood when she was nine years old.[1] Gomez wanted to earn money to help out her family, so began working part-time jobs. Jobs she had included voice-overs and commercials. She also began recording herself in Garageband. Gomez has cited Christina Aguilera, Thalía and Jennifer Lopez as her musical influences.[6]


2011–13: YouTube and Play It Again[edit]

Beginning in 2011, Gomez began releasing videos through YouTube, featuring her own lyrics rapped on top of popular hip-hop and pop songs. Songs covered included "Take Care", "Novacane", Straight Up, This Is Why I'm Hot, and "Boyfriend".[7] These songs were to be released on a mixtape entitled @itsbeckygomez, which never surfaced. Her cover of Kanye West and Jay-Z's song "Otis" caught the attention of veteran song-writer Dr. Luke who then signed Gomez to his Sony Music Entertainment imprint label Kemosabe Records.

In 2012, Gomez was a featured artist in the singles "Wish U Were Here", by Australian singer Cody Simpson, "Oath", by British singer Cher Lloyd, and the remix version of "Die Young", by American singer Kesha, with Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa. Gomez provided the song "Monster" for the Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures animated film Hotel Transylvania which featured American rapper

On May 6, 2013, Gomez released the video for "Play It Again", which served as the first single from her debut EP Play It Again, released on July 16, 2013.[8] The second single, "Can't Get Enough", featuring American rapper Pitbull was later sent to Latin radio and received heavy rotation, becoming Gomez's first No. 1 Latin Airplay track.

Gomez began representing CoverGirl in July 2014.[9]

2014–present: debut studio album[edit]

On April 23, 2014, she released the first single from her debut album, titled "Shower".[10] The song eventually became her first solo charting entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 16. The second single from her upcoming debut album, titled "Can't Stop Dancin'", was released on November 4 of the same year, and peaked at 88 on the Hot 100.

On April 2, 2015 Becky G released her third single from her untitled album, "Lovin' So Hard", produced by Dr. Luke. She premiered the song at the Radio Disney Awards.[11]

In May 2015 it was announced that Becky G and J Balvin will embark on a Co-Headlining North American Tour on September 23 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. Excluding any concert additions the tour is scheduled to finish at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay in San Diego, CA on October 25.[12][13]

On May 20, 2015, Billboard magazine confirmed that Becky G is set to perform in honor of the late regional singer Jenni Rivera, (who died in a plane crash in December 2012) at a tribute concert titled Jenni Vive (Jenni Lives), held at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, California. The concert is set for July 2, 2015, on what would have been Rivera's forty-sixth birthday.[14]

On June 26, 2015, Becky G debuted a song titled "We Are Mexico" in solidarity with the Hispanic community in response to Donald Trump's controversial remarks against immigration from Mexico and Latin America.[15]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 El Tux Claudia Gómez Short film
2008 La estación de la Calle Olvera Nina Television film
2011 House of sin Rosalia
2014 Mahomie Madness Herself Episode: "Austin Mahone Shows His Tour Bus and Hangs with Becky G" (episode 33)
2014 Teens Wanna Know Herself Episode: "DJ Young Slade & Flips Audio Headphones Review" (season 3, episode 19)
2014 Tu día alegre Herself Episode: "Gabriel Valenzuela y Río Roma" (episode 1)
2014 Pitbull's New Year's Revolution Herself
2015 Austin & Ally Herself Episode: "Dancers & Ditzes" (season 4, episode 10)
2015 Empire Valentina Galindo Recurring


Main article: Becky G discography
  • Play It Again (2013)


  1. ^ a b "Becky G dreams of being the next Jennifer Lopez". Los Angeles Times. August 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "41 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month". July 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Riot Music and Puppy-Love Songs – New Releases by Rae Sremmurd, Becky G, Cakes Da Killa". June 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Thalia, Becky G Perform At Premio Lo Nuestro" 2015". February 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Becky G: 21 Under 21 (2014)". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Becky G From The Block". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "YouTube: BeckyGOfficial". 
  8. ^ "Video: Becky G – ‘Play It Again’". May 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Liz Doupnik. "CoverGirl Becky G — New CoverGirl Spokeswoman Becky G". Seventeen. 
  10. ^ "Shower – Single by Becky G". iTunes Store. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Becky G Releases "Lovin' So Hard"". J-14. April 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "J Balvin & Becky G 2015 Co-Headlining North American Tour Schedule". May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ "J Balvin & Becky G announce joint tour". May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ Romero, Angie (May 20, 2015). "Becky G to Honor the Late Jenni Rivera in Upcoming Tribute Concert". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Becky G". Billboard. 

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