Gye No Di, the title song of her maiden album which took three awards at the 2003 GMA explains the difficulties and hardships she went through before the album was released.

The awards are the Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance of the Year.

After this achievement, Esther Smith did not give up the challenge but kept the pace and reaffirmed her superiority in gospel music by clinching the Best Gospel Album of the Year, Best Song of the Year and the Best Album of the year at the 2004 GMA.