Norka Martinez Luque is a Venezuelan citizen born on February 7, 1986. She had a strong passion for music since she was a child and she would fall asleep listening to music. Norka recorded her first track when she was eight years old. She enrolled for musical training that included voice practice classes, piano, ballet and flamenco lessons. At an early age, she won many singing and choreography competitions, for example, the “The Golden Voice” and the “school festivals bagpipe.” Norka believed that her destiny was music.
On completing her high school education, she moved to France where she studied Business Administration and pursued diplomas in culinary arts, fashion, and marketing. It is at this time that she joined a music band called Bad Moon Rising, which played a significant role in her music career development as a solo artist. He later went back to the United States with interests of growing her career in music.
During her stay at the U.S Norka Luque met the renowned music producer Emilio Estefan Jr. in 2008 who listened to her music after and later invited her to his studio. Estefan guided her through the music and after a short while, they had already started on picking songs. She also continued attending her singing lessons. Norka says that her meeting with Estefan was one of the transformative times in her journey in music. Estefan acknowledges Norka’s talent and her willingness to follow guidance as to the key contribution towards her success in music.
In 2011, Norka released her first single “as you do” which earned her a nomination in the Premios Lo Nuestro as the female pop artist of the year. She released her second single called “miracle” in 2012, which is a combination of pop, reggae, rock, and roll. Estefan, Hermanos Gaitan, and Luigi Giraldo helped in the creation of the song. Venezuelan Archie Pena composed and wrote the two songs. She released her latest single entitled “Tomorrowland” in 2016. English versions of her songs are available all over U.S.
In 2007, Norka experienced a severe personal crisis that led to excessive weight gain. She participated in different tournaments, playing tennis, and regular exercise in a quest to lose weight. She has since lost around 32kgs. She dedicated her song “Miracle” to everyone going through a personal crisis and hopes for a miracle one day. Norka draws her inspirations from her family that is full of experiences and life of lessons.
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