Good singers come and go in the music industry. Only the great singers survive the gurgling schedules and non-stop practice. The music business is a tough nut to crack. Many talented people have tried and failed. There is a certain element needed to become a star. Certainly, a great voice, experience, and the desire to success in spite of all the obstacles are important. That’s not the case when people talk about Norka Luque, the 31-year-old Venezuelan beauty that has an unforgettable voice. Luque has all the qualifications, and she has a team of professional singer in her corner that want her to succeed.
Those professionals include Archie Pena, Luigi Giraldo, Hermanos Gaitán, and Emilio Estefan. Emilio is best known for introducing his wife, Gloria Estefan, to the world of Latin music. Gloria rise to the top of the American, European and the Latin charts was not a surprise to Emilio. Emilio feels the same way about Norka Luque. Estefan signed Luque to a record deal after hearing her sing in his Miami studio. In 2011, Luque was nominated for the Latin female vocalist of the year award. When Estefan worked on her second single, Milagro, he knew Norka was a star. Milagro hit the top of the charts in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the United States.
Norka is one of those artists that has innate talent. That means she sings from her soul. Her records have a touch of soul mixed with a touch of reggae, Caribbean salsa, and an interesting Mediterranean vibe.
When Norka started singing in Venezuela more than 20 years ago, the people that heard and watched her knew she would be a star. Norka knew she wanted to be another Shakira. When she met Shakira, Norka couldn’t believe it. Her childhood idol was standing in front of her, and she was encouraging her. That was the moment that Norka Luque knew she was finally part of the music industry she loved so much. Her message of love and hope was finally being heard by millions of people. Shakira, Emilio Estefan, Pena, Giraldo, Gaitán, Gloria Estefan, and others gave her the courage to express her talent without fear or regrets.