Signing with Portrait Records, Nova released a self-produced album, Aldo Nova, in 1982 that had two singles: "Fantasy" and "Foolin' Yourself." His second album, Subject...Aldo Nova from 1983 had two singles: "Monkey On Your Back" and "Always Be Mine." His third album, Twitch from 1985 had two singles: "Rumours Of You" and "Tonite (Lift Me Up)." Twitch remains a fan favourite. In addition, he produced some early Céline Dion albums. He co-wrote the hit song, "A New Day Has Come" for Dion and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and percussion on her records. He also wrote her songs, "Your Light" and "I Can't Fight The Feelin'." He co-wrote the Blue Öyster Cult song "Take Me Away" and helped write and produce parts of Chantal Condor's 1989 album, Chantal. In 1990, Aldo Nova wrote the main guitar riff that would be used in the Jon Bon Jovi song, "Blaze Of Glory." In 1991, to return the favour, Bon Jovi worked with Nova on his Jambco Records (Jon Bon Jovi's label) release, Blood On The Bricks. It had three singles: "Blood On The Bricks, "Medicine Man" and "Someday."
As a songwriter, Nova's recent hits include Clay Aiken's "This Is The Night" (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the US was a number one hit and the best selling single of 2003.