Becky G, whose real name is Rebbeca Marie Gomez, was born in 1997 in California. Her grandparents came to the United States from Mexico. She has two brothers and a sister. The Gomez family had financial problems. They had to sell the house and live in the grandfather’s garage. Rebbeca tried to earn money to help the family since childhood. She got gigs filming commercials and doing voice-overs.
Many children in Gomez’ school were jealous of her success. Eventually, she had to turn to homeschooling. In 2008, the girl started writing her own songs. At about the same time, she landed a role in a short film, El Tux. A little later, Rebbeca portrayed Nina in the TV series, La estación de la Calle Olvera.
In 2009, Becky joined an all-girl band G.L.A.M. Soon, together with Cristal Guel, the singer formed a new band, BCG. Using Garageband software, Gomez started recording cover versions of popular rap songs and posting them on her YouTube channel. By that time, Rebbeca learned how to play the guitar entirely on her own.
Gomez’ songs attracted the attention of the producers’ duo The JAM. In 2011, they helped the young woman record covers to such singles as “Otis”, “Lighters”, “Novacane”, and “Boyfriend” as well as her own song “Turn the Music Up”. These tracks were planned as part of the album, @itsbeckygomez, but it never came out.