|Artist Birtday :||01/11/1980 (Age 43)|
|Born In :||Pasay, Metro Manila|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, TV and Radio Personality, Model, Philanthropist|
|Genres :||Pop, R&B, Acoustic, Dance|
Marifil Niña Girado (born November 1, 1980), better known by her stage name Nina, is a Filipina singer, occasional songwriter, record producer, TV and radio personality. She made her recording debut in 2002 after signing a recording contract with Warner Music Philippines. Following the release of her debut album, she received numerous awards from different organizations and multiple album certifications by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI). She established her position in the Philippine music industry in 2005, after releasing her third album Nina Live!. The album earned her the first ever Diamond award for a female OPM artist. In the same year, she staged a Nina Live! concert at the Araneta Coliseum, which became her biggest solo concert to date.
In 2006, she released her self-titled album, which earned her the most nominations (eight) for the Awit Awards. Later, she was criticized for releasing too many covers, and got in a feud with her ex-boyfriend Nyoy Volante’s parents when she filed a lawsuit against them. She regained success in 2009 after performing and touring with the Sessionistas. In the same year, she released her last studio album under Warner, Renditions of the Soul, which was taken from her Wave 89.1 radio show of the same title. The album was both critically and commercially successful. She signed a recording deal with Universal Records in 2010, and represented her country in the Pattaya International Music Festival a year later.
In a career spanning over a decade, Girado was cited as the artist who popularized the acoustic phenomenon in the Philippines. In 2004, the Philippine Business Excellence Award named her as the No. 1 Female R&B Singer in the country. In addition, MEGA listed her as One of the Women to Watch in 2004. In 2009, Nina Live! was certified Diamond by the PARI, becoming the fourth biggest-selling album in OPM history. It holds the record for best-selling live album and best-selling Filipino album of the 2000s, also making Girado the first female Diamond awardee in the Philippine music scene. She was named as the best-selling female recording artist of 2009 by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. In 2011, Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards presented her a Special Achievement Award for her contributions to the music industry. Aside from her commercial success, she has earned ten Awit Awards.