Becky G was overcome with emotion when she found out she was on Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” list, released on November 29. In an emotional Instagram post, the 25-year-old “Mummies” singer dedicated the honor. the younger self and the larger Latino community. “This young Chicana girl from Inglewood who started this journey living in her abuelito’s garage over 15 years ago didn’t even know what Forbes was to be completely honest,” she captioned a video of herself crying after receiving the news .
As a musician, activist and actor, Becky G has made waves in the entertainment industry. “I’m just scratching the surface of all the things I hope to accomplish one day in my career,” she told POPSUGAR in 2020. Earlier this year, in May, she released her second studio album, Esquemas “, which was nominated for Latin Pop Album of the Year at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The singer also won back-to-back American Music Awards for Favorite Latin Artist in 2020 and 2021. She also has a Billboard Latin Music Award and two People’s Choice Awards in her name.
“It’s been an adventure so far.”
After nearly 15 years in the business, Becky G says her accomplishments haven’t come without obstacles. “You see, Young B didn’t start this for fame, labels, charts or awards,” she continued. “Like a lot of people who come from where we come from, she threw herself into it to survive. To help his family. To inspire others. To prove to herself that no matter where she comes from or the obstacles in front of her, she can and she will. That concrete rose that grew on the streets of LA would be so proud of how far we’ve come. Mija, I did it. WE DO IT! It was rough, lonely, terrifying, but so beautiful and WORTH IT!! It’s been an adventure so far. Best of all I think I’m just so excited about what’s to come.”
Many celebrities praised Becky G and congratulated her on her victory in the comments section. Anitta, who also made the Forbes 2023 list, wrote: “Lo mereces amiga te amo.” Her message translates to “You deserve it my friend. I love you”. Leslie Grace said the recognition was “hard-earned” and “deserved”. She added: “Beloved sister.”
As her emotional message came to a close, Becky G used her win to remind her fellow Latinx community that anything is possible. “APPS to all self-made young Latinos! This one is for you too,” she said. “Celebrate your successes, celebrate each other, celebrate those who came before us who had nothing, but make sure the next generations have EVERYTHING. You deserve it all. You deserve it.”