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Becky G Biography

Becky G

Biography


Date of Birth
2 December 1997, Inglewood, California, USA

Birth Name
Rebbeca Marie Gomez

Nickname
Becky

Height
5' 0½" (1.54 m)

Mini Biography
Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer and actress. Gomez first gained recognition in 2011 when she began posting videos of herself covering popular songs online. One of her videos caught the attention of producer Dr. Luke, who subsequently offered her a joint record deal with Kemosabe Records and RCA Records. While working on her debut effort, Gomez collaborated with artists will.i.am, Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd. Her official debut single, "Becky from the Block" (2013), received a positive reception upon its release. She released her debut extended play, Play It Again (2013), later that same year. Her second single, "Can't Get Enough" (2014), featured guest vocals from Pitbull and went on to top the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart in the United States.

Gomez achieved mainstream success with the release of "Shower" (2014), which went on to enter the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single would go on to receive a multi platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting two million units sold in the country. Following the success of "Shower", Gomez released "Can't Stop Dancin'" (2014) and "Break a Sweat" (2015) as singles from her forthcoming album; neither matched the commercial performance of their predecessor. She embarked on a co-headlining tour with J Balvin throughout September and October 2015, spanning throughout the United States. She portrayed Valentina Galindo in two episodes of the musical television series Empire, contributing two new songs to the soundtrack of the series. Gomez was featured on the song "Superstar" (2016) with Pitbull. She released her first Spanish song, "Sola" as the lead single from her Spanish debut studio album.

Gomez portrayed the Yellow Ranger, Trini, in the 2017 film Power Rangers. Her performance was received positively and made universal headlines, being the first queer superhero in a blockbuster film.

Rebbeca Marie Gomez was born and raised in Inglewood, California. She is the daughter of Alejandra and Francisco "Frank" Gomez. All four of her grandparents are from Jalisco, Mexico, while her parents and most of her family were born in the US. Gomez has two brothers, and a younger sister. In December 2017, she revealed she has a half-sister who is eighteen years old. Gomez grew up in poverty in Moreno Valley, and at the age of nine her family lost their home and moved into the converted garage of her grandparents' house due to financial problems. Gomez began working part-time jobs to help support her family, doing commercials and voice over work. She had what she described as a "mid-life crisis" when she was nine years old, and decided she wanted to pursue a music career. She initially attended public school, though had to undergo home schooling due to issues with bullying. She claimed that at one point she was jumped by multiple girls while in the restroom, and was a frequent target due to her jobs in the entertainment industry.

Gomez appeared in the short film El Tux (2008) as Claudia Gómez and as Nina in the Discovery Channel television film La estación de la Calle Olvera (2008).[better source needed] She became a member of a girl group named G.L.A.M. in 2009, and later joined B.C.G., another girl group. She filmed a music video as part of G.L.A.M. for a song titled "JellyBean" in 2009. During this time, Gomez also began recording herself singing and rapping songs using Garageband, and created a YouTube account to post covers of popular songs online. She also began writing her own songs, and by the age of thirteen had taught herself how to play guitar. Gomez befriended production duo The Jam when she was thirteen, who liked Gomez's written work. The trio began working on material together, resulting in the covers of the songs "Otis" (2011), "Lighters" (2011), "Novacane" (2011) "Take Care" (2011), "Boyfriend" (2011), and an original song "Turn the Music Up". These songs were meant to be part of a mixtape, titled @itsbeckygomez, though this project never came to fruition. Her cover of "Otis" caught the attention of renowned producer Dr. Luke, who had worked with artists including Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, among others. Luke scheduled a meeting with Gomez, and asked her to play guitar for him; he later signed her to his Kemosabe Records record label, through RCA Records. In reference to her video clip for "Otis", Luke claimed "I would have signed her off that video alone. I was 100 percent in. She has so much personality and her voice just pops out of the speakers. Then I met her and discovered she could also sing and play the guitar and I thought, 'This is even better.' Then I found out she could write and it was like, 'What else are you going to tell me, that you're also Van Gogh?' Her potential is limitless." Shortly after signing with the label, Gomez began work on her debut album.


Trivia
  • Began acting at a young age to financially support her family.
  • She had to be home schooled due to being bullied at her school.
  • She is of Mexican descent.
  • Becky G's fans are called Beasters.
  • She was born 3 weeks before "Turbo A Power Rangers Movie" came out. She was born on 3/2/1997 and Turbo A Power Rangers Movie came out on 3/28/1997.
  • Her Full Name Is Rebecca Marie Gomez.
  • She is featured on Ke$ha's 2012 remix to her song "Die Young" as well as Cody Simpson's 2012 hit single "Wish U Were Here.".
  • Becky says her biggest musical influences are Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Thalia and Selena.
  • In July 2013, Becky released her first EP "Play It Again".
  • She loves to eat sour things and eats lemons on their own as a snack.
  • Quotes
  • I wrote 'Oath' for Cher Lloyd because there were really no best-friend anthems out there. Not only did she love it, she wanted me to rap on it, too!
  • I wrote 'Wish U Were Here' for Cody Simpson, and he invited me to perform with him on tour and be in his music video. He was shy at first. I think it's the surfer boy in him that makes him so mellow.
  • When I was nine years old, my family lost our home, and the six of us moved into my grandparents' converted garage.
  • I love big summer dresses, and it sucks because I'm such a little person, so I always have to be very specific about which ones I put on.
  • When I was 11, I decided to start rapping, playing guitar, and writing songs. Everything really blossomed from there.
  • My only way of getting my uncles' attention or aunts' attention or whoever's attention was by dancing and singing around the house.
  • Boyfriends? Psh, like I've got time for that!
  • I feel like a little beast when I'm onstage, and I feel like my fans have that little beast inside of them, too: this hunger for life.
  • I want a guy who's going to be accepting of - one, my big 'ol, loud Mexican family - and also my career, because it's a lot. I don't want someone who's like... 'Oh, you don't have time for me'. Like, I want somebody who's sure of himself and gonna be like, 'Okay, you go do your thing, and when you come back, we're good.'
  • My personal style reflects my music. My music and how I dress is just how I express myself; it's just me. My music is urban pop, and my style of dressing is urban but still girly. I like that combination. The contrast is very nice.
  • I figured, 'Why not go into entertainment?' I love entertaining people. I always loved being extra loud.
  • Giving back is the right thing to do, whether it's donating clothing or even just a smile to someone who needs it.
  • Growing up, my family struggled to make ends meet, so I know how important organizations like The Salvation Army are for families to lean on in times of need.
  • If I can, I love staying in pajamas all day and watching movies and eating good food.
  • I just want to stay creative, share my ideas and see where it all leads.
  • I want my fans to understand that what you put into the universe is what you get back.
  • I would love to have my own fashion line because I love sketching.
  • I don't know if it's because I'm Latina or something, but I have no problem speaking my mind.
  • I look at old performance videos now, and it's really funny - I thought I was such a gangster!
  • This is kind of weird, but I eat lemons with salt as snack. They're so good!
  • Even though I know who I am, musically I'm a blank canvas. I know what colors I want to use, but I don't know what picture I want to paint yet.
  • Never let the negativity get to you. There are gonna be a lot of people you have to plow through, but as long you believe in yourself, that's all that matters.
  • My favorite holiday memory was sitting at home all day in my pajamas during winter break for school watching a bunch of old Christmas movies like 'Jack Frost' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' with my siblings and parents.
  • Being a teenager, it's so hard to find foundation that's good for your skin for everyday wear.
  • My little siblings keep me grounded. I'm a kid at heart.
  • I like a fresh face. I like clean skin. Fresh skin, cute color on the lip, cat eye, mascara, and I'm good to go!
  • I really have a passion for food. Of course, music, but behind that, it's food.
  • My parents are high school sweethearts.
  • I'm such a big TLC fan, so I love singing 'Waterfalls' in the shower.
  • I'm like, 'Yeah, I could afford braces, but why should I change myself to be what everybody else wants me to be when I'm OK with who I am and I'm happy with who I am?'
  • I always tell people, 'Coming from such a big Mexican family when there's a new baby every three weeks, you have to do something to get someone's attention.'
  • My family are my friends.
  • Sometimes you do get caught up in the midst of becoming... a product, a brand, and not having a say in any of that.
  • Coffee is my water now.
  • My parents are so cool, so chill, super hip. They know what's up.
  • I never lie to my fans.
  • I got beat up sometimes in the girls' bathroom.
  • I still live in Inglewood and have a great relationship with my Mexican family.
  • My main focus when I do my makeup is my eyes - I accentuate my eyes, and they look bigger. More 'va va voom,' I guess you can say.
  • Honestly, are we ever going to get over 'California Gurls' by Katy Perry? I know it's old, but that song - I love that song!
  • When I get out of work early, or if I have some time before I go into the studio, I go to Disneyland for a few hours with my siblings. We just have fun, go on all the rides together, and eat all of the good food.
  • My grandparents don't really listen to pop music, and they only speak Spanish and only listen to Spanish music.
  • My grandma taught me how to hand-sew, so I'm always making things from hand-me-downs.
  • I'm a California girl. I grew up in Inglewood right by LAX.
  • My fans can see me grow up.
  • I'm not going to be doing anything to hurt myself or my fans.
  • I got discovered off of YouTube.
  • I'm all about telling stories. I like people to picture the music video in their head when they're just listening to the song.
  • I have fun when I'm making music, and I want people to have fun when they listen to it.
  • I want to be open to the kids who only speak Spanish, the kids who speak only Spanglish, and the kids who don't even speak Spanish at all.
  • I'm a rapper-singer, or singer-rapper - it's not one before the other. I do both.
  • Music was my one way to vent.
  • When you're first learning how to do eyeliner, it's really hard to get both lids the same. A good tip for when you're putting it on, is to make sure your elbow is on a table. Make sure your arm's really stable. And make sure you have an eye makeup q-tip to get that really sharp line.
  • When I was doing all this acting stuff, all these kids, like, assumed, 'Oh, my God, you're on TV, and you probably have a lot of money.' And I was living in a garage.
  • It's really easy with makeup to look like you're trying too hard, like a clown. That's not what you want!
  • For my everyday look, I don't like going anywhere without eye makeup.
  • I've definitely accepted the fact that I'm not normal.
  • Working with Bruno Mars would be really awesome. I'm such a fan of his, and I love that he's a real artist.
  • I look up to Rihanna and Rita Ora. They obviously wear a lot of gold jewelry and have this urban feel to them.
  • My song 'Play It Again' is a perfect example of my music because the verses go so hard, and they're so urban; and then this pop hook comes out of nowhere and socks you in the face and makes you want to dance.
  • I love people who dress how they feel and change it depending on the day.
  • I've been using makeup since I was ten years old. I've learned a lot of do's and don'ts over the years. But one would definitely be that you should do your makeup for the occasion.
  • People may not know this about me, but I've always loved cooking. My favorite thing to cook is my mom's spicy spaghetti.
  • I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays, and my favorite holiday tradition would be the pozole that my mom makes almost every Christmas. It's the best!
  • For me, my number one Hollywood role model is Jennifer Lopez.
  • I interact with my fans mostly through Twitter, and I like to do livestreams about every two weeks, where I say, 'Ask me anything!' and I just sit there with my computer for 15 minutes, taking a break from work, and answering their questions.
  • In my industry, it's important to have people I look to for different things: guidance, inspiration and motivation.
  • When I'm on family road trips, there is always Ranchera playing.
  • Sometimes I'll post goofy photos of myself on Instagram without make-up or making silly faces. I don't always look like a little Barbie doll.
  • I don't know about you, but I love going on trips - especially with my family.
  • I'll never forget one time a fan came up to me crying, and told me, 'You really inspire me to be me. I feel OK to be myself now.'
  • There are days I'm feeling lazy, and my mom will remind me, 'Beyonce also only has 24 hours during the day.' That always keeps me going.
  • 'Can't Stop Dancing' is this other side of me that I was ready to introduce to my fans, which is like, after you hang out with me, you start to see that I can be chilled and relaxed, and I'm a little bit more mature for my age.
  • I love having my hoop earrings. Just regular gold hoops.
  • I have an obsession with hot sauce. I love Cholula. I put Cholula on everything.
  • I really like Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj's song, the 'Bang Bang' song. It's the new 'Lady Marmalade.' So good.
  • I like Xtreme Sour Strips. These really colorful little strips that are so good. I like snacking on them. They're not healthy for you, though!
  • I'll eat anything. I love food in general. I love traditional Mexican, carne asada. Just meat, beans, rice, and some good salsa.
  • I did a lot of little girl groups here and there just to get more comfortable on stage. When you're in girl groups, it's a lot different because if you mess up, there's someone on stage to back you up, and finally I got to a point where I knew I could do it on my own.
  • 'Latina' has become part of the Becky G family, and I feel very proud to say that.
  • Miguel has this Prince, Marvin Gaye, old-school feel that I love.
  • I think confidence is a true form of beauty.
  • I love Shakira - she is such a beautiful person. She does so many good things for the world on top of making good music. And she is an awesome mom. When you are Latina, it is all about family, and to see that she prioritizes family and her career at the same time is really nice.
  • It's nice to get to know people who are the same age as you that do the same things because it's like a different level of understanding.
  • I'm nosey, and I have a great imagination. So it's not necessarily things I have to go through, but it's things people I know or my family is going through, and I hear about it, and I think, 'That sounds like a great song.'



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