Rising Music Phenom Becky G Performs at Calibash 2015
Lineup includes Pitbull, Don Omar, Carlos Vives, Tego Calder??n, Wisin, Plan B, 3BallMTY, Gente de Zona and Maluma, January 24
SBS Entertainment, AEG Live and MEGA 96.3FM announce the addition of fast-rising music star Becky G to the Calibash 2015 lineup that includes music stars Pitbull, Don Omar, Carlos Vives, Tego Calder??n, Wisin, Plan B, J Alvarez, Farruko, 3BallMTY, Gente de Zona and Maluma. Calibash 2015 will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Few tickets still available for purchase at www.axs.com.
Published on LatinoLA: January 4, 2015
With more than 120,000 tickets sold since its inception, Calibash has become the leading Latin urban music concert in the world and will feature in its 2015 edition a performance by newcomer singer, rapper, actress, and dancer Becky G. Hailing from Los Angeles, just like Calibash, the social media phenomenon Becky G has fast conquered the music world.
"SBS Entertainment continues the tradition of introducing to the world another rising music star; just as we did with then-unknown Prince Royce. This time around is more special since Becky G is from Los Angeles, the city that has also witness the rise of Calibash to become the most important Latin Urban music concert in the world." stated Lucas Pina, Senior VP of SBS Entertainment.
Becky G (Rebbeca Marie Gomez) first began to gain recognition in 2012, after she posted several videos of herself performing remixes of popular songs on YouTube. She later compiled these covers into her first full-length project, a mixtape entitled @itsbeckygomez. She has cited Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez as her musical influences. At an early age, Becky G decided to pursue music in whatever way possible.
Born and raised in the Inglewood area of Los Angeles, Becky G grew up playing sports (baseball and soccer), making authentic Mexican food with her grandmother, and, as the oldest of four, helping her mom with housework. She has now channeled her music drive into a burgeoning career as a singer, songwriter and rapper. Becky G signed a deal with Kemosabe/RCA, the SONY Music Entertainment imprint founded by veteran hitmaker Dr. Luke, who has written and produced a series of No. 1's for Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears.
On April 2014, she released the first single from her debut album, "Shower". The song eventually became her first solo-charting entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #16. She performed "Shower" at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. "Can't Get Enough" featuring Pitbull, from the Play It Again EP, was later sent to Latin radio and received heavy rotation, becoming her first #1 on Billboard Latin Airplay.
This year, the fun and free family event Calibash Fest returns and it takes place prior to the concert from 3 to 7:30 PM outside of the STAPLES Center; featuring music performances, product sampling, games and more fun activities. Ladies attending Calibash can up the ante with professional makeovers provided free courtesy of the TNT Agency. Mega 96.3FM will broadcast live from the McDonald's VIP Broadcast booth offering many surprises. The free afternoon event is open for people of all ages.
Few tickets for Calibash 2015 are still available for purchase at www.axs.com. Join the conversation on social media using #Calibash2015. Follow Calibash 2015 online and on social media for up to the minute announcements about this year's concert, artist line-up and other exclusive news and fan opportunities:
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