Introducing Becky G – The Multi-Talented Pop Icon
Full Name: Rebbeca Marie Gomez
Birthday: March 2, 1997
Birthplace: Inglewood, California
Net Worth: $7 million
Becky G is an award-winning American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress and model who has been taking the entertainment industry by storm since she was a teenager. As a long-time fan, I‘m continually impressed by her incredible versatility across so many mediums.
Her Humble Beginnings
Becky was born in Inglewood and grew up in Moreno Valley, California in a low-income Mexican-American family. She witnessed her parents struggle to make ends meet from a young age. "We went through hard times," Becky told Billboard. "There was a point where we had no gas, no hot water, nothing."
Despite financial challenges, Becky‘s parents nurtured her love of music and dance. She started writing her own songs at just 9 years old using a keyboard she found at a thrift shop.
“Music was my escape from my everyday life and from the stress of seeing my parents struggle financially.”
Discovered on YouTube
Like many stars, Becky‘s big break came from posting YouTube videos showcasing her talent. Dr. Luke discovered her cover of Otis by Jay-Z and Kanye West in 2011 and signed 14-year old Becky to his Kemosabe Records label.
She adopted the stage name Becky G, which she says stands for "Business Entertainment Becky G". It signified her drive to become a successful and influential Latina artist.
Rising Music Star
Becky‘s first single "Becky From The Block" (2013) paid tribute to her working-class roots. But it was her 2014 hit "Shower" that really propelled her into the spotlight, peaking at #16 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart.
Some of my favorite Becky G tracks over the years include "Break a Sweat", "Can‘t Get Enough", "Dollar" featuring Myke Towers, and the girl power anthem "Sola". Her rapid-fire Spanish verses blend seamlessly with infectious pop hooks.
To date, Becky has released 2 studio albums, 6 EPs, and over two dozen singles. She‘s collaborated with superstars like Pitbull, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Maluma. It‘s no wonder she‘s won multiple Latin American Music Awards, MTV Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Breaking into Film/TV
Not content with just conquering the music charts, Becky has also broken into acting over the last few years. She made her film debut as the Yellow Ranger in 2017‘s Power Rangers. Becky also had a starring role in the 2018 sci-fi movie A.X.L. and voiced characters in the animated films Gnome Alone (2018) and UglyDolls (2019).
She was a judge on Univision‘s talent show La Banda in 2015 and even competed on RuPaul‘s Drag Race in 2016!
Why We Love Becky G
It‘s easy to see why Becky G has become so beloved worldwide. She‘s insanely talented – able to sing and rap in both English and Spanish across multiple genres. Her lyrics empower young people to embrace their identities. She always pays tribute to her Mexican roots.
Despite her fame Becky comes across as humble and down-to-earth. She‘s candid about mental health struggles and uses her platform to uplift others. We can expect great things to come from this driven, socially-conscious star!
5 Fascinating Facts About Becky
- Became the first Latin artist on Seventeen Magazine‘s cover in 2014
- Received the Billboard Women in Music Role Model Award in 2019
- Launched a limited-edition makeup collection with ColourPop in 2018
- Appeared in People Magazine‘s Most Beautiful People issue twice
- Has over 30 million combined followers on Instagram and TikTok
Becky G‘s Lasting Legacy
At just 26, Becky G has already left an indelible impact on the entertainment world. She‘s paved the way for future Latinx artists and shown young people what can be achieved through hard work and unwavering belief in yourself.
As Becky continues to break boundaries in music, film, and business – I have no doubt she‘ll keep inspiring millions worldwide with her talents for decades to come. She‘s a role model to so many and her star will only keep rising!