Norka Luque: Giving Young People Hope through Music

Ms. Martinez otherwise known by her stage name Norka is a Latin musician living in Miami. Her home city is Caracas, Venezuela. Norka’s life story has been about the commitment to pursue her dreams and encourage others to do the same. She is a role model to all the upcoming musicians since her songs offer them hope and inspiration.

Realizing that life in the music industry is a constant struggle for most upcoming musicians, she wanted to inspire them through her music. Her parents discovered her amazing talent at an early age; she was eight years old at the time. As a result, they encouraged her to take dance, instrument and singing lessons.

Even though she was quite active in the art lessons, she also showed interest in her academic studies. When she graduated from high school, she went abroad to further her academic studies. Her thirst for formal education landed her in a business school in France. By the end of the four-year course, she graduated with a degree in business administration.

According to Luque’s profile, she had a short banking career in Monaco before moving to the United States to pursue music as a profession. In the United States, she began her career journey performing in nightclubs in the Miami area. She did this for four years before finding her big break.

Norka Luque will never forget the year 2008. It was in 2008 that she met the Latino music composer and producer Emilio Estefan. Mr. Estefan changed her life; he signed her to his record label Crescent Moon Records. When she was asked about how she felt about her recent signing to the Crescent Moon Records, she responded, “This is an opportunity that many talented artists dream of having….I feel so blessed that Mr. Estefan liked my musical project, working with him is a miracle….”

Since she started working with Mr. Estefan, she has produced several hit singles including “Como Lo Haces Tu,” “Milagro,” “Tomorrowland” and “Ese Es Mi Carino.” Throughout her career, she has received several music awards that acknowledge her hard work as a musician. In 2011, Martinez got a nomination for the Best Female Pop Artist of Year at the Premios Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of Latino Show Magazine.

Ms. Martinez is here to remind all aspiring musicians that everything is possible through hope and hard work. Listen to her hit single “Milagro,” and you will get inspired to pursue your dreams.