Norka Luque is a Venezuelan musician currently based in the United States. She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. After high school, she went to France to study Business administration, culinary arts, fashion and marketing. It was while in France that she got the chance to actively pursue her music dream by joining a band.
Love for Music
Norka loved music ever since she was a little girl and participated in many singing competitions. So it came as no surprise that when she got a chance to do music in France she jumped at the idea and never looked back. She joined a band known as Bad Moon Rising, Funk and Rock. She got an opportunity to develop her vocals as the band’s soloist.
After returning to the United States, Norka enrolled for singing lessons. When she met Emilio Estefan Jr., she impressed him with her work so much that he wanted to work with her. It was the renowned music producer who introduced her into a professional music career. She has reiterated that working with Emilio was always a learning opportunity for her.
Together, the two created the song Milagro that firmly put Norka on the spotlight. The song was a combined effort project that included composers like Archie Pena, Hermanos Gaitan and Luigi Giraldo. The song immediately became a major hit in the United States, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. It remained at the top of the Latino Music Billboards. The song infuses a mixture of sounds and beats like Caribbean sounds, Mediterranean traces and reggae.
Overcame Her Weight Issues
In 2007, Norka Luque faced a huge personal crisis that saw her gain a lot of weight in the process. Soon after, she decide to live healthy while pursuing her singing career so she went on a healthy diet and started exercising. Incredibly, she was able to shed off 32 kilos while working with a personal trainer. Today, she exercises regularly and plays tennis to stay fit. She also avoids eating excessive carbs and fritters.
Norka has come a long way musically and professionally since she started working with producer Emilio Estefan Jr. The two maintain a cordial working relationship and select songs together. Norka’s songs have been featured in several billboards including the Top Salsa Record Report and Latin Music Billboards. In 2011, she was nominated in the Lo Nuestro Award within the Best Pop Artist category. She has proven that dreams do come true. Visit her profile on MTV.com to learn more about her upcoming shows.