The Chainsmokers are the dynamic DJ and production duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who have been in the scene blurring the lines of pop, dance, indie, and hip hop music since 2012 with their breakthrough song “Selfie”. That song solidified their status in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) genre in several countries, holding a spot in the top twenty. In 2014 “Kayne” and “Selfie” helped propel them to deal with Sony Music Management. Fast forward, the talented pair have worked with artists including Halsey, an American singer and songwriter also charting the charts, as well as other powerful collaborations including Draya and Rozes.
In 2015 “Good Intentions” was released and “Roses”, which reached top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Let Me Down” followed winning The Chainsmokers the distinguished honor of a Grammy award becoming their top five single. Soon “Closer” sealed the deal with it’s number one place on the charts for twelve weeks. They have also had success with other releases such as “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay, earning them numerous honors such as two American Music and five iHeartRadio Music awards. The hits kept coming with the release of “Paris” in 2017 with more than 110 million views on YouTube. That same year they also inked a three year deal with Wynn Nightlife to exclusively perform at Wynn-owned nightclubs XS Las Vegas and Encore Beach Club. Most recently with the 2018 rock infused anthem “Sick Boy”, “You Owe Me”, and “Everyone Hates Me” Billboard took recognition naming The Chainsmokers as number one on their 2018 ranking of dance musicians in Dance 100. Their persistence have also made them one of the most sought out groups, coming in third on Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid DJs list for 2017 with earnings of $38 million!
Norka Luque might not be a familiar name to many American audiences but in the Latin world she is rising new pop star. Norka Martinez Luque is currently one of the hottest Latina singers that is setting Venezuela on fire. Here is brief overview of this amazing new star’s life and her rise to fame.
Norka began her journey into fame as a child where she trained for singing, dance, piano, ballet and flamenco. She did all of these things for many years while receiving her education. Norka was one of the most enthusiastic students in her class and she worked hard to develop her craft and to hone her skills.
When Ms. Luque was a young adult she competed her studies in the field of Business Administration within France. While there she received multiple degrees in the culinary arts, marketing and even fashion. Norka Luque not only had musical talent knowledge; she also had a solid background in the world of business. This knowledge would help her in her career.
While Norka was completing her studies in France, she had chosen to join a band. Norka had to remain close to her passion of singing and performing and this allowed her to have the opportunity.
The young lady performed with this group for a short time before she was discovered by Emilio Estafan Jr. who is a highly rated producer.
Once Estafan Jr. gave Norka a chance to shine, the young lady has been lighting up the charts ever since. Her song Milagro was an international hit, topping the charts in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Norka says that Milagro was a great song because it combines various musical influences from the Caribbean and Latin world. More importantly, the song provides a message of hope for all people who listen to its sound. Norka Luque still continues to do her thing as an entertainer and musical performer. Many expect her to continue making hits for years to come. Follow Norka Luque on Twitter @norka_music to learn more.