Breaking into the fast-moving world of pop music is a dream that many people never live. There are thousands of people around the world that try to gain the popularity it takes to stay on top in the music business, but, for one reason or another, they never get to the point where true success is achieved. Norka Luque, the Venezuela singer, is not one of those people. Norka has what it takes to stay on top of charts. Norka’s music is an incredible blend of rock, reggae, and a smooth Mediterranean sound that finds the soul and gentle makes it dance.
Norka Luque started singing at eight in her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. The talented young Norka was cast in a musical that highlighted the music of Shakira, another Venezuelan singer that achieved fame thanks to her unusual style and dynamic voice. Shakira’s music would continue to inspire Norka all through her school years. Her parents sent her to France to continue her studies after completing secondary school. Norka studied business in France, but she couldn’t stay away from the music scene. She joined the rock band, Bad Moon Rising, and the band played in the dance clubs near her school. Norka combined funk and rock into a dance sound that was irresistible. The clubs were filled every night thanks to Norka Luque’s voice and unusual style.
After attending a Ricky Martin concert in 2006, Norka decided to move to Miami and pursue her dream of landing a record deal. She got a job in a dance club on South Beach and the word spread that a young Venezuelan singer was the bomb. It didn’t take long for music producer, Emilio Estefan, to find her. Emilio is the award-winning producer of the Miami Sound Machine and husband of the Queen of Latino music, Gloria Estefan. Emilio and his team which included Archie Pena, Luigi Giraldo, and Marco Borges helped produce Norka’s first album. In 2011, her first single from that album was a hit in the Latino world, and she was nominated for best female singer. Her second single, Milagro, was a cross-over hit, and Norka’s career was off and running.
In 2016, Norka Luque released Tomorrowland, and it is racing to the top of the Billboard Dance Charts. Norka has done what few singers get to do at this stage in their career. She finds herself in the company of her musical idols, and the world is watching her make musical history.