The Chainsmokers are a duo that consists of Alex Pall as well as Andrew Taggart. They had their first breakthrough hit with the song #Selfie, in 2014. This song became a top 20 single in quite a few countries and helped the duo achieve worldwide recognition. And after that, it was just all uphill from there. They were on their way to great success. Even though it might seem that they have been around for a bit, it is really only about 2 years since they have started seeing the joys of success.
Their next hit was the song “Roses” and from there they have been unstoppable. Then came the hit songs “Paris,” “Something Just Like This” which they did with Coldplay. Then the “Closer” with Halsey which was number one for twelve weeks, and the Grammy-winning song “Don’t Let Me Down,”. This song also featured Daya, a relative newcomer to the music business.
With this type of success, they might have been tempted to continue with the type of music that had gotten them to this point. Indeed, most musical groups would have, but not this group, they decided that they wanted a challenge. They changed their sound slightly, to what they consider to be a little bit darker. So along came the single “Sick Boy” which has a bit of a different sound. The video has been described as visually stunning as well. With this new twist on a sound, they are onto the next phase of their new success.
The Chainsmokers like to think that their music reflects society and their generation. They discussed that as being the reason that their new sound in music has changed a bit. They feel that the tone in society recently has been more along the dark side and that their music is just a reflection of this. They also feel that their frustration with how they might be portrayed, incorrectly in the media, was another deciding factor in how their new sound came about. They channeled their frustration about this and their anger into their new sound. It seems to be working very well for them.
Norka Luque seemed to burst onto the music scene in 2012 with her inspirational anthem “Milagro”, which can be loosely translated as “Miracle”, and features her positive message of never giving up on a dream. Norka is now one of the best loved members of the Latin recording industry after seeing “Milagro” reach high positions on charts across Latin America and on the U.S. Billboard Latin American chart; in 2016, Norka remains an impressive part of the Latin music industry and recently released “Tommorowland” to continue bringing her positive nature and message to the public.
Those who are not privy to the private life of Norka Luque will only see her upbeat and impressive songs as those of an overnight success who will continue to find personal achievements in the future, but there is more to the singer than this. After being discovered by Emilio Estefan Jr. Norka has been given the opportunity to work with some of the most respected Latin musicians in the world, including Hermanos Gaitan, Archie Pena, and Luigi Giraldo who continue to lead her on a journey to success; but for Norka Luque the journey to the top has been long and hard, during which she ultimately refused to give up on her dream that led to her achieving a huge amount in music.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1986 the musical ability of Norka Luque was spotted at a young age and encouraged by her parents with lessons in piano and singing. Knowing she wished to chase her dream of a career in music Norka Luque decided to move to France as soon as she completed her high school studies, which allowed her to explore the European music scene as a member of a touring band as she completed a number of degrees in Europe.
Norka Luque admits there were dark times during her time in Europe when she questioned her decision to chase a career in music, but her refusal to quit led to her discovery by Emilio Estefan Jr. and the career she now enjoys. Never forgetting the path she has taken to the top is part of the life and career of Norka as she tries to bring the same positive message to the fans she feels a great responsibility towards.