Well growing up me and my mother struggled and she took an extra job at burger king to make ends meet. For working so hard she was awarded employee of the month and they gave her a Sam Goody gift certificate. I begged her to buy me Madonna's Like A Virgin so I could play it on my record player. She was my icon and my motivation. I got that record and played it over and over I drove everybody crazy - but love is crazy when it is your passion. "When talking about deserving divas, Nina Martinez is definitely an artist on the rise. Nina's first break came while on tour with Radio Disney when she was asked to record a song for a hollywood motion picture, Bar Hopping starring Tom Arnold. The song entitled I'm Through With You, written and produced by the legendary Barry Coffing, is the highlight of the movie showcasing Nina's mature, silky voice. Since then Nina has gone on to perform for several nationally televised shows including USA Network's Unsigned Artist Showcase filmed live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Songwriters Hall of Fame showcase, Live at the Cutting Room in NYC, as well as winning the opportunity to perform three cosecutive weeks on Showtime at the Apollo. As a songwriter Nina has collaborated with Grammy Award winning producer Mary J Blidge and Angie Stone. The end result was inking a licensing agreement with MTV/Viacom for Nina's entire first cd/lp "Gimme Just 1 Night". She has also worked with 16 X's platimun producer, Eddie Galan (High School Musical, Hanna Montana, Clique Girlz). Nina has also won numerous national and international songwriting contests including VH1 song of the year and already this year has written and placed songs on two feature films, "The Vision" & "Extinction".