Following a start that is“lonely the songs industry as being a teenage one-hit wonder, Becky G is riding the brand new revolution of females in reggaeton as Latin pop gets control YouTube.
It’s likely that you believe of Becky G due to the fact cutie that is gap-toothed sang the infectiously upbeat 2014 song “Shower.” (Or, based on your passions, the maybe-queer power that is yellow in last year’s live-action remake.) “Shower” had been the sort of pop music factory creation — written and made by a hit-making group helmed by Dr. Luke — designed to explode from the radio. Sufficient reason for its chorus that is singsongy about well, performing within the bath, it did in fact catch in, breaking into Billboard’s Top 20 that summer time.
The song’s success didn’t instantly carry then–16-year-old Becky G (created Rebbeca Marie Gomez) to stardom along with it. Rather, she became “the woman who sings ‘Shower,’” as she told BuzzFeed Information in an interview that is recent. “The biggest training we took away than me; the song, anybody could have sung from it is that the song was bigger. It absolutely was a fantastic pop music track which had absolutely nothing of me personally with it.”
Gomez’s follow-up singles after “Shower” did not match its success, and she appeared to disappear completely through the maps. However the Mexican American performer has reemerged within the last several years (at nevertheless just 21 years old) among the budding queens of Latin urban pop music. Spanish-language trap and reggaeton have actually carved away an enormous and growing existence in the usa pop landscape in modern times, particularly on YouTube. Based on information the working platform provided to Rolling Stone, the 3 musical designers most abundant in movie views in 2018 (Ozuna, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny) are typical within these genres, and eight regarding the top most-viewed music videos this present year had been produced by Latin performers.