Becky G is an American-born singer and songwriter who is also known for her works as an actress. As a teenager, she gained prominence on YouTube by performing covers of popular songs. She eventually caught the attention of a major music producer who signed her on to a record deal and as they say, the rest is history.
Becky G Biography, Age
The songstress was born on March 2, 1997, in Inglewood, California. Both of her parents – Alejandra and Francisco “Frank” Gomez are of Hispanic descent and named her Rebbeca Marie Gomez at birth. All four of her grandparents are natives of Jalisco, Mexico. She was raised alongside 2 brothers – Alex and Frankie and a younger sister named Stephanie. Growing up, her family experienced some major financial crisis, at the climax of which they lost their home and had to move into their grandparents’ garage.
An early bloomer, Becky G started doing commercials, voice-overs and modelling from the age of 9. She marked her acting debut in the short film El Tux (2008) after which she starred in the telefilm La estación de la Calle Olvera (2008). Afterwards, she took a brief hiatus from acting to focus on music. She formed an all-girl music group – G.L.A.M. alongside 3 other singers in 2009 and later formed a music trio B.C.G. While still a young teenager, she learnt to play the guitar and equally started writing her own songs.
The talented youngster created her own YouTube channel in September 2011 through which she shared 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 landed a joint record deal with Kemosabe/RCA Records shortly after meeting with Dr. Luke which marked the beginning of her transition into the mainstream music industry.
Becky G started working on her debut album immediately after landing a record deal. While at it, she released her debut single “Problem” featuring will.i.am. She also landed collaborations with Cody Simpson, Cher Lloyd, Michel Teló as well as Kesha. She released her official debut single “Becky from the Block” on April 8, 2013, with music star Jennifer Lopez featuring in its video. Her debut EP Play It Again was released on July 13, 201,3 with its lead single “Cant Get Enough” featuring Pitbull. The piece reached number one on the US Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, becoming the singer’s first No.1 hit.
While still working on her debut album, Becky G toured with Demi Lovato, Katy Perry as well as Colombian music star J Balvin between 2014 and 2015. She equally recorded a number of TV roles the most notable of which was in the hit musical drama series Empire where she performed the singles “Do It” and “New, New” (2015). She worked on the superhero film Power Rangers in early 2016 starring as Trini Kwan. The multitalented star was widely applauded when the film was released on March 24, 2017. With her debut album 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 be in a relationship with American-born professional soccer player Sebastian Lletget. It is unknown when the picture-perfect duo first got together, however, they confirmed their romance in April 2016. Lletget joined Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy in 2015 and also plays for the United States national team on the international level.
Before getting together with Sebastian Lletget, Becky G had a brief relationship with singer-songwriter Austin Mahone in 2015.
Since shooting into the limelight in 2011, Becky G has continued to soar higher. In addition to her flourishing music and acting career, the multitalented star has also landed a number of lucrative endorsement deals. She was signed on as the spokeswoman of American cosmetics brand CoverGirl in July 2014. With these and several other bankable ventures, Becky G has amassed a net worth of $3 million.
Becky G is 5 feet 1inch (154 cm) in height. She maintains a trim physique with a body weight of 54 kg (114 lb). Her bust size is 34 inches (87 cm) while her waist and hip sizes are 26 inches (66 cm) and 35 inches (89 cm) respectively.