Nina made a mark in the acosutic scene in 2002 and immediately earned the title Soul Siren of Philippine music. Her album entitled Nina Live! became the fourth biggest selling album in OPM history, making her the first female Diamond awardee in the local music scene. Her self-titled album, Nina, also got the most nominations at the Awit Awards in 2005, with 8 nominations in major categories. She joined the ASAP Sessionistas in 2009 and toured with the group for major shows both in the Philippines and abroad.