Norka Luque is a Venezuelan-born U.S based musician. She was born in 1986 in the city of Caracas. While in her youth, her parents worked hard to nurture her into her current career by providing her with training in piano, dance and voice. They also gave her the opportunity to get quality education by taking her to France to study Business Administration and she managed to graduate with a diploma in Culinary Arts, Fashion and Marketing. While Norka Luque was still a student in France, she made an effort to cultivate her musical interest by joining a band. As a member of the band, she got the opportunity to tour cities in Europe consequently exposing herself to the European music community. It is through the exposure that she met her producer Emilio Estefan in 2008.
Emilio, with help from Hermanos Gaitan, Archie Pena and Luigi Giraldo, assisted Norka to produce her famous hit song Milagro. The aim of the song was to spread the message that change is possible. Milagro received a warm response from the people of Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the U.S. It grew to become one of the favorite songs in the Latin Music Billboards.
Her journey in the music world has not been one without challenges and in 2007, she went through a personal crisis that led to her gaining weight. She, however, did not let the weight put her down and instead opted to work with the same personal trainer as Beyonce and Shakira to lose weight eventually getting rid of 32 kilograms.
Norka Luque’s hard work in music has not gone unnoticed with her single “can I do it to you” earning her a nomination for the Female Pop Artist of the Year. A remix of the song was done by DJ Ralphi Rosario, which helped the song reach a larger audience making it very popular. The song ended up not only making it to number 11 on the Latin Billboards, but also managing to last at the top of the charts for over three months.
According to Norka, she draws her inspiration from Ricky Martin. She also looks up to other artists like George Michael, Jay-Z and Nirvana. Norka’s goal as she sings is to convey positive messages to her fans.
Norka’s Performance: http://www.mtv.com/artists/norka-luque/discography/