Becky G will receive key to city following performance at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

COACHELLA – Multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Becky G will be presented with a key to the city on April 22. The community is encouraged to witness the ceremony, which is set for 1 p.m. at the Coachella Library located on Seventh Street.

The 26-year-old global superstar’s long list of achievements include four Latin GRAMMY nominations, four No. 1 hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay Charts (“Mayores, “Sin Pijama,”“MAMIII,” and “BAILÉ CON MI EX“), and her debut album Mala Santa (October 2019) is certified 8X Platinum in the United States, Platinum in Spain, and Gold in Mexico, putting Becky at more than 8.9 billion global career streams to date.

In May 2022, Becky released her second studio album, ESQUEMAS, which debuted at #1 on the Latin Pop Albums Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot Latin Album Chart. The album is certified 3x platinum by the Latin RIAA and has garnered more than 1.3 billion streams.

Most recently, Forbes named Becky G one of their Forbes 30 Under 30, and she was honored on the cover of Variety’s Young Hollywood issue, highlighting her career and accolades that she has accomplished in her 26 years. In early March, Becky received the Billboard Women in Music Impact Award for using her music and platform to create positive social change while advocating on behalf of women both in, and beyond, the music industry.

“So many young women in our community can relate to the notion of overcoming adversity at a young age,” Mayor Steven Hernandez said in a statement. “A granddaughter to immigrants from Jalisco Mexico and daughter to parents who struggled financially to support the family, Becky G began working part time jobs at a young age and propelled forward despite all odds to make her dream in the music industry a reality. She is proof that hard, honest work prevails.”

The presentation will kick off with a welcome from the Mayor, comments from City Council, the official presentation of the Key to the City, followed by acknowledgements and closing comments.


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