Becky G is an American-born singer and songwriter who is also known for her work as an actress. As a teenager, she became famous on YouTube by singing covers of popular songs. Eventually, she caught the attention of a major music producer who signed her to a record deal, and as they say, the rest is history.
Becky G Biography, Age
The singer was born on March 2, 1997, in Inglewood, California. Both her parents – Alejandra and Francisco “Frank” Gomez – are of Spanish descent and named her Rebbeca Marie Gomez at birth. All four grandparents are natives of Jalisco, Mexico. She grew up with 2 brothers – Alex and Frankie and a younger sister named Stephanie. As she grew up, her family experienced a major financial crisis, at the height of which they lost their home and had to move into their grandparents’ garage.
Becky G., an early bloomer, started doing commercials, voice-overs, and modeling at the age of 9. In 2008 she made her debut as an actress in the short film El Tux, after which she played the leading role in the telefilm La estación de la Calle Olvera (2008). Afterward, she took a short break from acting to concentrate on music. In 2009 she founded an all-girls music group – G.L.A.M. together with 3 other singers – and later a music trio B.C.G. Already as a young teenager she learned to play the guitar and also started writing her own songs.
In September 2011 the talented teenager founded her own YouTube channel, through which she made available her own recorded covers of popular songs. Her cover of the Kanye West/Jay-Z 2011 collaboration “Otis” caught the attention of prolific music producer Dr. Luke, which marked a major turning point in her showbiz career. Becky G received a joint record deal with Kemosabe/RCA Records shortly after her meeting with Dr. Luke, which marked the beginning of her transition into the mainstream music industry.
Becky G began work on her debut album immediately after receiving a record deal. During this time she released her debut single “Problem” with a will.i.am. She also worked with Cody Simpson, Cher Lloyd, Michel Teló, and Kesha. On April 8, 2013, she released her official debut single “Becky from the Block” with music star Jennifer Lopez in her video. Her debut EP Play It Again was released on July 13, 201.3 with the lead single “Can’t Get Enough” with Pitbull. The track reached number one in the US Latin Rhythm Airplay Charts and became the singer’s first No.1 hit.
While still working on her debut album, Becky G toured with Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and Colombian music star J Balvin between 2014 and 2015. She also recorded a number of television roles, the most notable of which was in the successful music drama series Empire, where she played the singles “Do It” and “New, New” (2015). In early 2016, she worked on the superhero movie Power Rangers, starring Trini Kwan. When the film was released in the cinemas on March 24, 2017, the multi-talented actress was met with great acclaim. Since her debut album is still in the works, Becky G recorded further collaborations with Bad Bunny, Leslie Grace, Lindsey Stirling, Karol G, Sean Paul, David Guetta, and several others.
Relationships – Who Is Her Boyfriend?
Becky G is known to have a relationship with the American-born professional soccer player Sebastian Lletget. It is unknown when the beautiful duo first met, but in April 2016 they confirmed their romance. Lletget joined the Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy in 2015 and also plays for the United States national team on an international level.
Before meeting Sebastian Lletget, Becky G 2015 had a brief relationship with singer/songwriter Austin Mahone.
Since Becky G has moved into the limelight in 2011, she has continued to shoot up. In addition to her flourishing music and acting career, the multi-talented artist has also landed a number of lucrative sponsorship deals. In July 2014, she was signed as a spokesperson for the American cosmetics brand CoverGirl. With these and several other bankable ventures, Becky G has accumulated net assets of $3 million.
Becky G is 154 cm (5 feet 1 inch) tall. She has a slender build and a bodyweight of 54 kg (114 lb). Her bust measurement is 87 cm (34 inches), while her waist and hip measurements are 66 cm (26 inches) and 89 cm (35 inches) respectively.