Most people may not be familiar with the Venezuelan singer, Norka Martinez Luque. However, in the Latin music community, she is very popular. Ms. Martinez started her journey as a singer when she was still a child. By the age of eight, Norka Luque was already training for piano, singing, flamenco dance, and ballet.
Norka Luque’s parents ensured that she received a formal education. After she had completed her early education, she went to France to further her studies. While in France, the young Norka Luque did not forget her passion. She made time to perform in French nightclubs as a way of connecting with her musical aspirations.
Ms. Martinez also got the chance to perform alongside a funk rock band by the name Bad Moon Rising. The band created a perfect platform for her to connect and interact with different individuals in the European music community. After four years of hard work and determination, Norka Luque finally graduated with degrees in marketing, fashion, and culinary arts.
The talented vocalist moved to Monaco where she had a short career in the banking sector. She realized that the banking career was not for her. Ms. Martinez then decided to move to the United States to pursue music as a career.
Her breakthrough came when she met Emilio Estefan Jr., a Grammy-award winning producer. Emilio Estefan became interested in her abilities when he got the chance to hear some of her singles. He believed that he could make a star out of her, so he asked her to join him in the Crescent Moon Studios after a week.
Her first single debuted in 2011. The single dubbed “As You Do It” was written by the legendary Archie Pena and produced by Mr. Estefan. During the same year, Ms. Martinez was privileged to be among the artists who were nominated for the award of the best female pop artist at the Premios Lo Nuestro Awards.
The Latino songbird released yet another single dubbed “Milagro.” This song came after the first single was released. It became a massive hit in Venezuela as well as the United States. In Venezuela, the song dominated the music charts for four straight weeks. It was released in three phases namely dance, salsa, and urban remix version. This song is a unique mixture of pop, reggae, rock and roll and even some traces of Mediterranean beats.
Ms. Martinez is only getting started. Many people say that she is walking in the footsteps of Shakira who burst into the mainstream music scene several years ago. She did songs that became hits both locally and internationally.
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