Able to effortlessly transition from a verse filled with hardcore rap to a hooky pop chorus, rapper/singer Becky G worked alongside artists like Cody Simpson and Ke$ha before breaking out with a solo career.
Born and raised in Inglewood, California, Rebbeca Marie Gomez became Becky G in 2011 when she uploaded cover versions of Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Otis" and Frank Ocean's "Novacane" to video-sharing services. The year 2012 saw her release the mixtape @itsbeckygomez and join Cody Simpson on his single "Wish U Were Here." By the end of the year, she'd appeared on the remix of Ke$ha's single "Die Young," while her own single, "Becky from the Block," landed in 2013 alongside her EP Play It Again. Her 2014 single "Shower" cracked the Top 20 in the U.S., while 2015 saw her premiere the Dr. Luke-produced track "Lovin' So Hard" at the Radio Disney Awards.
In 2017, Becky G's career got a boost when she appeared in the feature film Power Rangers playing Trini, the yellow Power Ranger. In July of that year, she scored a major Latin chart hit with "Mayores," a collaboration with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny. She returned to English in July 2018 with "Zooted," featuring French Montana and Farruko. She was also featured on Kane Brown's song "Lost in the Middle of Nowhere." In October 2019, G released her debut full-length album, Mala Santa. Along with the previously released "Mayores," the album spawned the spotlight tracks "Sin Pijama" with Natti Natasha, "Cuando Te Besé" with Paulo Londra, and "Dollar" featuring Myke Towers. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Also that year, she paired with Anitta. G for "Banana" and joined Maluma for the song "La Respuesta." More non-album tracks arrived in 2020, including "Perdiendo la Cabeza" with Carlos Rivera and Pedro Capo and "Muchacha" with Gente de Zona. ~ David Jeffries