Norka Martinez Luque has always been passionate about music. She got introduced to the music at a very tender age. According to the records, this lady used to fall asleep listening to the greatest Latino musicians of all time. By the time she enrolled in preschool, Norka was already attending music, dancing, and voice practice lessons. At the age of eight years, Norka recorded and released her first ever complete music production. It featured the songs by Shakira and by Luis Miguel.
A Combination of Pure Talent, Hard work and Sheer Luck
The Venezuelan-sweet-heart later headed to France. Here, she undertook numerous degrees. First, she did her MBA, then ventured into the Culinary Arts. Much later, she pursued another degree in Marketing and Fashion. In her bid to break the monotony of schools and books, Ms. Martinez joined a band. The practice sessions also served to keep her skills sharp and refined.
Her professional break came about in late 2008. Her talent and skill captured the attention of the renowned music producer, Emilio Estefan Jr. This chance encounter changed her life forever; for the better. Mr. Estefan quickly assembled a professional crew and, soon work was already in progress.
Norka; In the Footsteps of Latina Superstars Like Shakira and Luis Miguel
Working with Estefan, it did not take long before her debut hit track was completed. Her first solo track was titled Milagro. The record went ahead to dominate the U.S billboards and charts. It has also dominated the airwaves in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The song infuses several genres notably reggae, and Caribbean sounds with a taste of Mediterranean blends. The message in the song is also positive, inspirational and uplifting.
Epic Performance at the Billboard Bash Event
After a couple of years, Norka finally released her first-ever English track. It is titled, ‘As You Do It.’ This song has made quite an extraordinary impact on the music world. It has taken her career to the first-lane, for sure. It continues to win awards and accolades all over the world. The Venezuelan was actually nominated for the best pop female artist in the prestigious Premios Lo Nuestro 2011 Awards. Previous recipients of the same award include Gloria Trevi, Shakira and Natalia Jimenez. Her video for the second big single titled, ‘Miracle’ is already out in stores. Ms.Martinez was one of the featured performers at the Billboard Bash event.