Norka Luque was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Coming from a family that had knowledge of other languages and cultures, Martinez always knew that she was destined to have music as her career. She discovered her talent at an early age and her parents encouraged her to pursue a career in music. They inspired her to join piano, ballet , flamenco and voice practice classes while at the same time pursuing her education.
Ms. Martinez graduated from high school and moved to France where she enrolled in a French college to study international business. Aside from this course, she also got the chance to learn French, a language that she desired to master from her childhood.
While a student, Norka Luque joined a band by the name Bad Moon Rising to keep in touch with her musical aspirations. During her time with this band, she acquired skills that have helped shape her career as a solo artist. She graduated successfully and moved to Monaco in search of a job.
According to her profile, she landed a job in the banking sector of Monaco, but she did not do the job for long. It was at this point that Martinez decided to venture into singing. She moved to the United States and settled in Miami.
Norka Luque owes her career to the legendary music producer Emilio Estefan. Mr. Estefan signed her to his record label in 2008, after he heard samples of her work.
“As you Do It,” which was her first single won her various awards and nominations at the 2011 Premios Lo Nuestro Awards. In 2012, she treated her fans to yet another sensational hit dubbed “Milagro.” The song that was a blend of reggae, pop, rock and roll was written by the internationally acclaimed songwriter Archie Pena. “Milagro” was produced in different versions including urban remix, dance, and salsa version. The dance version of the song did very well in music charts in Venezuela and the United States.
Norka Luque’s third single “Tomorrowland,” was also received well by her fans. The original version of this track can be found on all digital music channels. She is planning to end the year in style with the re-launch of this amazing tune.
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