American-Latin rapper and pop star Becky G has taken the world by storm since her discovery in 2011.
She’s worked with some of the biggest artists in the pop-music including Will.I.Am, J-Lo, and Pitbull.
She’s also been the opening acts for some huge mega-stars like Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.
And she’s even had a whirlwind romance with singer Austin Mahone!
It’s fair to say that Becky G’s rise to fame sure has been a rocket ride.
Here are 50 facts about Becky G, her successes, and her life before fame.
Her full name is Rebecca Marie Gomez.
Becky G is 26 years old. She was born on March 2, 1997.
Becky has two brothers, Frankie and Alex, and a sister Stephanie.
Her dad is Frank Gomez and her mum is Alejandra Gomez.
She was born and raised in Inglewood, California.
She lives at home with her parents and her three siblings in Lawndale, Los Angeles.
When she was just nine years old, Becky claims she had a “mid-life crisis” where she decided she was going to pursue a career in music.
At the time this happened, Becky and her family had some financial struggles and were living in her grandparents’ garage. It was because of this she wanted to make a better life for her family which, combined with her life-long love of music, is what spurred her to become a pop star.
Because of her family’s financial struggles, Becky wanted to earn money to help them out, so she started working some part-time jobs.
Some of her jobs included doing voice-over work and working in commercials!
Two years after her mid-life crisis, Becky started honing her rap skills at only age 11.
She was discovered on YouTube in 2011 when she was 14 years old by Dr. Luke, a renowned music producer that has worked with a large number of famous artists including Miley Cyrus and Rhianna.
It was Becky’s cover of Kanye West and Jay Z’s hit Otis that caught Dr. Luke’s attention.
Becky G’s fans are called Beasters.
Becky says her biggest musical influences are Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Thalia and Selena.
Simon Cowell once tweeted about Becky G calling her a star in the making!
Her debut single, Becky From The Block, was released in Spring 2013 and is a spin-off of J Lo’s hit single Jenny From The Block.
J Lo even featured in the video for Becky From The Block, something which Becky G was thrilled with as she admires J Lo’s career. Becky spoke about why she loves J Lo so much, saying “She’s a singer, dancer, actress and businesswoman. She does it all!”
Becky G isn’t just a singer, but also a credited songwriter for other young artists including Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd. Becky and Cody co-wrote the 2012 hit Wish U Were Here and sang on it together, and Becky even featured in Cher Lloyd’s 2012 single Oath.
She even helped Cody Simpson as one of the opening acts on Justin Bieber’s Believe.
Becky G was also featured on Ke$ha’s 2012 remix to her own song Die Young.
Becky G’s also worked with Will.I.Am on the song Problem (The Monster Remix) for the 2012 animated film Hotel Transylvania.
In July 2013, Becky released her first EP Play It Again.
The second single Becky released from Play It Again featured Latino rapper Pitbull and ended up becoming Becky’s first No. 1 Latin Airplay
She once revealed that her most embarrassing moment on stage was when she performed a whole show with her zipper down!
Becky G was one of the opening acts for Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour.
After a show together in Houston, Katy and Becky decided to let their hair down together and went out bowling into the early hours of the morning!
In 2014, Becky G started to release singles from her debut album which is, as of yet, untitled.
In April 2014, she released the first single from her untitled debut, Shower.
Shower became Becky’s first solo charting entry in the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #16!
She embraces the gap between her teeth that her fans love and has said in an interview before that the gap-tooth is here to stay. In her own words: “There’s no escaping the gap.”
Becky has taken it upon herself to document her rise to stardom by writing a weekly post for ABCUnivision.
In 2015, Becky took part in an honor concert for the regional singer Jenni Rivera who died in a plane crash late 2012.
Becky G is the shining face for cosmetics brand CoverGirl.
When she became CoverGirl‘s cover girl, she also partnered with the ‘Truth‘ campaign to create its theme song Left Swipe Dat, which encourages people to stop smoking.
Becky really enjoys her work that she does with CoverGirl and she’s said that she would love to have her own fashion line.
Although she knows how to drive, Becky doesn’t have her driver’s license. She’s happy to let her mum chauffeur her wherever she needs to go.
She loves to eat sour things and eats lemons on their own as a snack!
But that isn’t Becky’s only strange eating habit: she loves to sit and eat hot sauce on its own too!
When she’s on her own she keeps herself entertained by talking in weird voices to herself!
However talking weird voices can come in handy sometimes, as Becky’s said that she can master any foreign accent.
Speaking of her weird habits, Becky does have some bad habits, too, like biting her nails.
She hates all things creepy crawly and has an especially big phobia of spiders and beetles.
She’s said before that she’s very good with children and loves looking after babies.
In June 2015 Becky took a political stance with her song We Are Mexico, in response to Donald Trump’s controversial comments against immigration from Mexico and Latin America.
In May 2015, Becky started a romantic relationship with singer and heartthrob Austin Mahone.
However, in August 2015, Austin announced that their relationship had ended.
Becky G and J Balvin started their Co-Headlining North American Tour in 2015, kicking it off with a concert at the James L. Knight Center in Miami on September 23rd.
On April 2, 2015, Becky premièred her single Lovin’ So Hard at the Radio Disney Awards. This is the third single to be released from her untitled album and was produced by Dr. Luke.
Becky isn’t just musically talented, she’s very athletic too. In school, she played a lot of football (soccer if you’re American) and she liked to ride a dirt bike for fun!