Becky G’s ‘Can't Stop, Won't Stop Dance Pop’ Playlist Tips Hat to Influences: Exclusive

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Becky G attends the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina festival presented by Sprint at The Forum on November 22, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

When you ask an artist to name their favorite song, they sometimes answer with whatever pops into their mind at the moment. Such is not the case for Becky G; the 17-year-old pop sensation takes her tunes – and her playlists– very seriously.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop Dance Pop collects 62 songs that are dearest to Becky’s heart, featuring artists such as Katy Perry, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea, all of whom have been influential to the Latina diva’s burgeoning career. “Basically I’ve selected a bunch of songs that I’m a big fan of and listen to,” she says. “For me, music is a way to express myself and there is nothing better to have a playlist that you can play on whenever.”

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And, of course, Becky couldn’t leave out her two most popular songs; “Can’t Stop Dancin’” and “Shower” both made the cut on her upbeat, hit-filled collection. Check out the Songza playlist  below, which you can hear exclusively via Billboard:



Meanwhile, Becky -- who just completed a European tour and a stint opening for Katy Perry -- will kick off the holidays in a huge way as she makes her first appearance on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which airs Thursday, Nov. 27 on NBC. “I’m so excited! It is a dream come true,” she says.

Continuing the festivities, Becky G –- whose debut album is scheduled for release in early 2015 -- will hit the road as part of the 2014 Jingle Ball concert series, which also includes Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, special guest host Nick Jonas and more in select cities.