The music industry is hard on new artists. Singers from countries all over the world want to make the big time in Los Angeles or Nashville. But less than one percent of the singers that have real talent make it in front of a national audience. Most singers stay hidden in clubs, local plays and weekend singing jobs. But Norka Luque, the Venezuelan singing sensation, didn’t let the numbers dissuade her from trying to make it to the top of the music industry. Norka endured all the pain and the hardship that some singers go through, and she broke through the glass ceiling with a golden voice that has no peers.
The road to the top isn’t well-defined. For Norka Luque, the road was being cast in a musical at the age of eight and taking vocal and piano lesson while she was in school. Norka was an excellent student, and when the time came for college, she decided on a school in France. With her parents, blessing, Norka left her roots in Caracas, and she began an adventure that would eventually take her to Miami, Florida. That adventure started with a singing job with a band called Bad Moon Rising. Norka Luque sang in the French dance clubs on the weekends. During the week, she studied, and she earned a degree in fashion, the culinary arts, and marketing. Norka realized that singing in dance clubs was fun, but it wasn’t her goal. In 2007, she realized what her goal was after hearing Ricky Martin sing one night at a concert. Ricky was produced by the famous Grammy winner, Emilio Estefan, and she knew that was her goal. She had to sing in front of Estefan if she was going to make it in the music business.
Norka had enough money saved to move to Miami, and she got a job singing at a club on South Beach. It didn’t take long for the word to spread that a young singer was filling one of the clubs every night. Estefan and his team sent a message to Norka, and the rest of the story is still in motion. Norka’s first single was released in 2011, and the music critics loved it. Her first single was the catalyst for a best female vocalist nomination. Her second single, Milagro, stayed on the charts for 14 weeks in Venezuela. Milagro was a hit in the United States, Puerto Rico and throughout South American. Norka is living her dream and she is loving every minute of it. Check out her Blog to learn more about Norka and her music.