Becky G (born: Rebecca Marie Gomez) is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter, rapper and dancer. Musically, she lies between pop-rap and Latin pop music genres. She first began to gain recognition in 2011, after she posted several videos of herself performing remixes of popular songs on to YouTube. In 2014, Gomez had her first Billboard Hot 100 entry, with "Shower", peaking at No. 16.
Gomez was born and raised in Inglewood, California, but she spent her early childhood in Moreno Valley living with her family. Financial struggles forced her family to sell their home and move into the converted garage of her grandparent's house in Inglewood when she was nine years old. Gomez wanted to earn money to help out her family, so began working part-time jobs. Jobs she had included voice-overs and commercials. She also began recording herself in Garageband. Gomez has cited Christina Aguilera , Thalía and Jennifer Lopez as her musical influences.