Becky G

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Becky G
Becky G performing in December 2013 in Chicago..jpg
Background information
Birth nameRebbeca Marie Gomez
Born(1997-03-02) March 2, 1997 (age 17)
OriginInglewood, California, United States
GenresLatin pop, pop, hip hop
OccupationsSinger, rapper, dancer, actress
Years active2012–present
LabelsKemosabe, RCA
Websitewww.iambeckyg.com
 
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Becky G
Becky G performing in December 2013 in Chicago..jpg
Background information
Birth nameRebbeca Marie Gomez
Born(1997-03-02) March 2, 1997 (age 17)
OriginInglewood, California, United States
GenresLatin pop, pop, hip hop
OccupationsSinger, rapper, dancer, actress
Years active2012–present
LabelsKemosabe, RCA
Websitewww.iambeckyg.com

Rebbeca Marie Gomez[1] (born March 2, 1997),[2] better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer, rapper, actress, and dancer from Inglewood, California. She first began to gain recognition in 2012, after she posted several videos of herself performing remixes of popular songs on YouTube. Gomez later compiled these covers into her first full-length project, a mixtape entitled @itsbeckygomez. She co-wrote the song "Oath" performed by Cher Lloyd and was asked to perform a verse for a remix to "Die Young" by Kesha.

Early life[edit]

Gomez was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, but she spent her early childhood in Moreno Valley, California. Financial struggles forced her family to sell their home and move into the converted garage of her grandparent's house in Inglewood, California when Becky was nine years old.[1] Gomez wanted to earn money to help out her family and began doing work including voice-overs and commercials. She also began recording herself on garage band. She also performed in two girl bands, G.L.A.M. and B.C.G.[3] Gomez has cited Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez as her musical influences[4]

Musical career[edit]

2011–present: Play It Again and debut album[edit]

Beginning in 2011, Gomez began releasing remix videos through YouTube[5] featuring her own lyrics rapped on top of popular hip-hop and pop songs. These songs were to be released on a mixtape entitled @itsbeckygomez. Her cover of Kanye West and Jay-Z's song "Otis", released on September 15, 2011, caught the attention of veteran song-writer Dr. Luke who signed Becky to his Sony Music Entertainment imprint label Kemosabe Records.

On June 12, 2012, Australian singer Cody Simpson released his single "Wish U Were Here" which Gomez co-wrote and is featured on. She released an original song "Turn the Music Up" through YouTube in July 2012. On October 2, 2012, British singer Cher Lloyd released her single "Oath" both written by and featuring Becky G. "Oath" sold more than 140,000 copies in the United States, peaking at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100. Gomez released "Problem" featuring Will.i.am, which was subsequently remixed into "Problem (The Monster Remix)" for the Sony Pictures Animation film Hotel Transylvania.[6] On September 13, 2012 she released a music video for the single. On November 23, 2012, American singer Ke$ha released a remix of her hit single "Die Young" which features Gomez alongside Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa. She started working on her remix "Becky from the Block" from Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny from the Block" and released the music video on April 8, 2013.[7]

On May 6, 2013, Gomez released the video for "Play It Again", which serves as the first promotional single from her EP Play It Again, released on July 16, 2013. The EP also features four previously unheard tracks - "Can't Get Enough", which features Pitbull, "Built for This", "Zoomin' Zoomin'", and "Lovin What You Do."[8] In July 2013, she became the face of CoverGirl.[9] Becky G appeared alongside American singer Jasmine V, on the cover of Latina magazine's February 2014 issue.[10][11]

On April 23, 2014, she released the first single from her debut album, "Shower".[12] The song eventually became her first solo charting entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #16. "Can't Get Enough", from Play It Again EP, was later sent to Latin radio and received heavy rotation, becoming her first #1 on Billboard Latin Airplay.[13] Becky G will be opening for Katy Perry on four stops on her Prismatic World Tour, two in Houston, TX and two in Mexico in October.[14] She will also open dates for Jason Derulo on his Talk Dirty Tour and for Demi Lovato's Demi World Tour.[15][16]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Becky G discography

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008El TuxClaudia GomezShort film
2008La Estación de la Calle OlveraNinaTelevision film
2011House of SinRosalia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Becky G dreams of being the next Jennifer Lopez". Los Angeles Times. August 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Becky G celebrates her 17th birthday as she blows out candles on her... News Photo 476455423". Getty Images. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  3. ^ "YouTube: BeckyGOnline". 
  4. ^ "Becky G From The Block". Grammy.com. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "YouTube: BeckyGOfficial". 
  6. ^ "2 Reasons To See 'Hotel Transylvania': Selena Gomez And Becky G". MTV. September 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Becky G's hot 'Becky from the Block': a joyous ode to Inglewood". Los Angeles Times. April 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Video: Becky G – ‘Play It Again’". Rap-Up.com. May 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Doupnik, Liz (July 9, 2013). "Exclusive: Meet the Newest CoverGirl, Becky G!". Seventeen. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Becky G, Jasmine V Latina Magazine February 2014 Cover Pics, Interview Quotes". Latina.com. January 7, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Becky G and Jasmine V Share The Cover of Latina". Latin Gossip. December 18, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Shower – Single by Becky G". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin-notas/6106212/becky-g-dr-luke-land-first-latin-no-1-with-cant-get-enough
  14. ^ "Katy Perry Announces New Opener On Prismatic Tour". MTV. March 24, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.rcarecords.com/news/becky-g-joins-jason-derulo%E2%80%99s-talk-dirty-tour-single-%E2%80%9Cshower%E2%80%9D-sold-over-half-million-units
  16. ^ http://www.idolator.com/7531199/demi-lovato-becky-g-world-tour

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