Coming from a family that is full of real life experiences and knowledge of other languages and cultures, Norka Martinez Luque believes that she is destined to have music as her career. Norka was born on February 7, 1986, in Venezuela. Her parents inspired her to join the voice practice, piano, ballet and flamenco classes while at the same time pursuing her education. She later went to France to learn French and enrolled in a Business School where she studied International Business. She also became part of a band called Bad Moon Rising where she acquired skills as a current solo artist. She also holds degrees in culinary arts, marketing, and fashion from France. After completion of her studies, she worked in the banking industry in Monaco after which she went to the United States.
Emilio Estefan, a renowned Latino music producer greatly influenced her career in music and brought out the best in her. After three years in the music area, Norka released her first single “As you so it” which has won several awards and a nomination at Premios Lo Nuestro 2011 as the best female pop. Her second single released in 2012 was “Miracle” which is a blend of pop, reggae, rock and roll. Archie Pena, a music composer, wrote the song and it had a production in different versions. Norka also came second in the Billboard Top Salsa record Report in Venezuela after the release of the song. She released a third single too.
Norka has interests in tennis which, culinary arts, music, and traveling. She has been involved in the promotion of Milagro and El Cata too. She has been epileptic since 2007, and this condition contributed to a major weight gain in the same year, the situation later hit her again in 2014. Later, she was able to lose around 32 kilograms after engaging in exercise and following a zero carbs diet. In January 2015, Norka had a brain surgery and after complete recovery, she released “Tomorrowland” with Fito Blanko as the producer.
She aims at bringing a message of hope to her listeners through her music. She says that music lyrics can exhibit very deep emotions from their listeners. Therefore, the message that the music sends should remain the same even with the changing trends in the music industry. She draws inspirations from her major physical change during the time that she suffered from epilepsy, which made a significant contribution to her value of life