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Norka Luque: Rising Star of Latin Music

Norka Luque is a Venezuelan singer based in Miami, Florida. Under the guidance of her mentor, the renowned Latin music producer Emilio Estefan, Norka Luque has made a name for herself in the competitive world of Latin pop. Estefan, who launched the careers of such successes as Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez, helped Norka has jump-started her music career and quickly become one of the most important up-and-coming Latin singers today.

Born in Caracas, she recorded her first songs at the age of eight. This early experience led her to develop herself artistically as a musician and dancer. She began her career singing at local festivals and honed her craft. She later moved to France to study business and culinary arts. While in France, she sang in a band called Bad Moon Rising, which was the beginning of her musical ambitions. After moving to the United States, she met Emilio Estefan Jr. at a party in 2007, who, impressed with her talents, arranged for the production of her first single, Como lo haces tu (The Way You Do It), which was recorded at his Crescent Moon studio. Written by Venezuelan songwriter Archie Pena, the single cemented her reputation. She was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Female Pop Artist of the Year for the single.

Norka Luque followed the song up with her second single, “Milagro,” or Miracle, which even spawned an English-language dance version. Milagro was a hit, charting on Latin Music Billboard. Milagro was also the lead track on her album of the same name, released in 2012. A number of prominent producers and musicians worked on the album, including Archie Pena, who had worked on her first single, brothers Ricardo and Alberto Gaitan, Cuco Pena, Gianmar, and Lorge Luis Sachin. The album was influenced by an array of genres, including reggae, pop, and rock and roll.

Her latest single, Tomorrowland, was released in 2015 and is currently being re-released. Norka is ecstatic that her dreams of success in music have come true and continues to work on her music. Her next album is sure to capture the dreamy, eclectic vibe of her first album, and she will certainly, as always, collaborate with top-notch talent. Photos of Luque and other information can be found here.