Becky G is a Latin and English musician – a self-taught rapper – who is most known for her 2014 breakout hit “Shower.”
However, she has been in the entertainment industry for much longer. She decided on wanting a career in music from a young age; she started on YouTube with original and cover songs.
After being discovered by music producer Dr. Luke Becky G found herself slowly rising in the music industry with her debut song being a version of Jennifer Lopez’s “Jenny from the Block”, which was titled “Becky from the Block”. She is best known for “Shower”, which is her most grossing song.
She has since starred in several films, entered the Latin Music genre appeared on TV and worked with various artists. She released her solo debut album, “Mala Santa” to critical acclaim with Spanish audiences.
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Becky G Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Date of Birth:||2nd March, 1997|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Singer and Acting|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||February 2020|
Rebbeca Marie Gomez or Becky G was born on 2nd March 1997 in Inglewood, California. She is a second-generation Mexican-American, with her grandparents being immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico. She is the oldest of four with two brothers and two sisters.
Her family lost their home when she was nine and had to move into their grandparents’ home because of financial problems.
To help her family out, she did voice-over work and commercials. She went to a public school but was homeschooled due to being bullied excessively in school.
According to her, she was a target because she worked in entertainment. Becky decided on a musical career at 9 and taught herself to write music and play the guitar by age 13.
Becky’s first foray into the entertainment industry was with small-time voiceovers and commercials. Before appearing in a short film, “El Tux” and a telefilm “La estación de la Calle Olvera” (The Olvera Street Station). She was a part of a girl group named G.L.A.M and later joined B.C.G.
At this time, she uploaded videos of herself singing covers of popular songs, where she gained the attention of music producer Dr. Luke and was signed into his record label Kemosabe Records.
Initially, she released “Problem” which featured rapper will.i.am for the animated feature “Hotel Transylvania”. She went on to be featured by various artists such as Cody Simpson, Cher Llyod, Michael Teló, and Kesha.
Notably, Cher Llyod’s song, “Oath” on which Becky was featured in was her first song that entered the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at 30.
Becky G released her debut single “Becky from the Block” in 2013, which was a cover of Jennifer Lopez’s song, “Jenny from the Block”. The music video even featured a cameo from Lopez.
In late 2013 Becky released another song, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring Pitbull and was the lead single to her EP “Play It Again”. The song itself topped the US Latin Rhythm Airplay charts.
The summer of 2014 brought Becky G’s breakthrough hit “Shower”. It peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top 100 and saw success internationally, reaching number 11 in Sweden and Australia.
In that same year, she became the spokeswoman for cosmetics brand CoverGirl and starred in commercials for CoverGirl products and promoted them in her music videos.
In mid-2015 she released a song called “We are Mexico” as a response to Donald Trump’s comments against illegal Mexican immigrants.
Following this, she released a string of semi-successful singles and collaborated with various artists before she was cast as Trini in the action film “Power Rangers.”
After completing filming in May of 2016, she was featured on Pitbull’s “Superstar” and went on to release her first Spanish single, “Sola” which peaked at number 24 on the US Latin Pop Songs charts.
Soon after, she released a second Spanish single “Mangú” citing her Mexican heritage and Selena as the main influences behind her foray into the Spanish music genre.
The song “Mayores” was released in the summer of 2018 and saw great success with Spanish audiences peaking at 3 on the US Hot Latin Songs charts.
Following the success of this, she released her solo debut album, “Mala Santa” in fall 2019. The album was received well and peaked at number on the US Top Latin Albums.
Highlights and Achievements
- Won the Extra Ordinary Evolution Award in 2019 at the Latin American Music Awards
- “Sin Pijama” won a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Collaboration of the Year and Urban Song of the Year.
- Won E!’s People’s Choice award for Favorite Latin Artist in 2019 and 2020.
Age, Height, and Weight
Becky G is 23 years old and is 5’1(1.5m) tall. Additionally, she weighs about 48kg.
Becky G has been in a relationship of about four years with LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lleget. She met him after being introduced by fellow actress Naomi Scott. She also dated pop star Austin Mahone briefly.
There is little controversy about the sexual nature of the lyrics of her song “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama.”
She spoke out against it, saying that it wouldn’t have been brought up if a man had released it, citing male Latin artists like Enrique Iglesias and Ozuna, who use similar themes in their songs.
In late 2019 Becky G collaborated with ColorPop to launch a limited-edition makeup line called “Hola Chola”.
Many on social media claimed that Becky had stolen the name from small Chicano-themed clothing brand Hola Chola Inc. Becky has since disputed these claims.
Becky G Net Worth in 2021
Becky G is a Mexican-American singer, rapper, and actress. Working in the entertainment industry from a young age, she recently came into stardom on the Latin and US charts.
The musician is currently worth about $3 million and has her own line of cosmetics. A rising star in the English and Spanish genre, her fanbase is constantly growing.
With a future album and world tour in the works, things are on the up and up for her.