Lina first came on to the scene as a songwriter in 1998, before venturing out and beginning her singing career in 2001. Lina uniquely fused swing, jazz, pop, and R&B in the music she created and caught the attention of Hidden Beach Recordings, where she went to release her second album, The Inner Beauty Movement. Released in June 2005 she garnered critical acclaim both domestically and internationally, including a rare 5-star review in major international press.