Mostly, success stories have a strong force at their core. In the case of Norka Martinez Luque, that force has always been her strong desire to change people’s lives through music. Born and raised in the capital of Venezuela, she embarked on a journey of musical discovery and exploration from a tender age (eight years).
With the unconditional support from her parents, Ms. Norka received dance and instrument training, which she considered steps toward her final goal of becoming a professional singer. The young Venezuelan singer took every kind of music and instrument lessons whether it was piano, singing, flamenco or ballet.
The instruments and dance lessons actually paid off. Norka Luque was able to win several dancing and singing competitions at school and college. Soon after she completed her high school education, her parents sent her abroad to pursue higher education.
While abroad, she indulged in different things to keep alive her dream of making the world a better place through music. She started performing in different clubs in France. Additionally, the beautiful Venezuelan joined a funk and rock group by the name bad moon rising. Through these activities, she perfected her art as a singer.
Ms. Martinez did not forget her academic studies. After four years of hard work, she finally graduated with a degree in Business Management. Norka tried a short banking career in Monaco before realizing that the profession did not suit her. That is when she decided to relocate to the United States to pursue music as a career.
Despite the attempts at showcasing her talent in night clubs around the Miami area, it wasn’t until the Grammy Award-winning producer Emilio Estefan became interested in her talent that she got her big break.
Guided by Mr. Estefan, Norka Luque was able to release her first single “Como lo hacestú, “officially starting her journey as a professional artist. “Como lo hacestú“ was written by the famed songwriter Archie Peña. This song was a success. In fact, it got Ms. Martinez a nomination for the Best Pop Female Artist of the Year at the 2011 Lo Nuestro awards.
Ms. Martinez released yet another single in 2012. The song was titled “Milagro.” Taking the Latin music charts by storm, the song made Ms. Martinez an international sensation.
Her new single “Tomorrowland” is steadily climbing the dance music charts. Find out more about her here. http://www.norkamusic.com/