Nico (Romanian singer)

Nicoleta Matei (born 1 February 1970), known by her stage name Nico, is a Romanian singer and TV personality. She collaborated with several Romanian hip hop artists, such as Morometzii (in 1999), B.U.G. Mafia (in 2000, 2002), Cabron (in 2003, 2007, 2010), Puya, Blat Jargon, and Codu Penal. She is considered one of the best Romanian voices ever.[citation needed] She represented Romania along with Vlad in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Pe-o margine de lume".[1]

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Background information
Birth nameNicoleta Matei
Also known asNico
Born (1970-02-01) 1 February 1970 (age 51)
OriginPloiești, Romania
GenresPop, R&B, Rap
Occupation(s)singer, tv personality, spokesperson
Years active1999–present

In 2017 she was chosen by Walt Disney Pictures to provide the Romanian voice of Mrs. Potts in the live-action movie Beauty and The Beast.[2]

Nico (left) with Vlad Miriţă performing Pe-o margine de lume in the UK, during the Promo Tour


Studio albumsEdit

  • 2003 Gand Pentru Ei
  • 2005 Asa Cum Vrei
  • 2007 Cast Away
  • 2010 Love Mail
  • 2016 Motive


  • Nu Pot sa Mai Suport, featuring Cabron
  • Asa Cum Vrei Peak: 98, Romanian Top 100
  • Vocea Inimii
  • Cast Away
  • Dulce Amaruie
  • Pe-o Margine De Lume Peak: 24, Romanian Top 100
  • Love Mail Peak: 3, Romanian Top 100
  • Poate Undeva
  • Mai Da-Mi O Sansa
  • 100 De Zile
  • 9, featuring F.Charm
  • Clipe featuring Shobby
  • Alt Inceput featuring Sonny Flame
  • In Locul Tau
  • (Sa-mi Dai) Motive
  • Indestructibili
  • A Little Late
  • Suflet Pereche (Stai Langa Mine)
  • Nebuni Indragostiti
  • Oare Cine
  • Vine Craciunul
  • Amintirile Nu Mor
  • Vara Pentru Amandoi / Corazon Partido
  • 4 Pereti
  • Scopul si Durata
  • Esti Liber
  • Trenul Vietii
  • Magia De Craciun featuring Connect-R

Music Competitions, Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Competition Category Song/ Album Result
1999 Mamaia Music Festival Creation Si Daca Viata Mea 2nd place
2003 Golden Stag Festival Best Interpret Heaven Knows 2nd place
2004 Mamaia Music Festival Creation Spune Da, Spune Nu 2nd place
Voice of Asia Final If You Go Away 1st place
Discovery Final 1st place
2005 Selecția Națională Final All The Time feat. Mihai Trăistariu 3rd Place
2006 Selecția Națională Final Jokero feat. Akcent 2nd Place
RRA Awards 2006 Best Pop Song Asa Cum Vrei Nominated
Best Female - Nominated
2008 Selecția Națională Final Pe-o margine de lume feat. Vlad Miriţă 1st place
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-final Qualified
Final 20th place
Marcel Bezençon Awards Won
2009 RRA Awards 2009 Best Pop Song Won
2010 International Competition Of Istanbul Songs Final Ah Istanbul 1st place
2011 RRA Awards 2011 Best Album Love Mail Nominated
Best Pop Song Poate Undeva Nominated
Best Female - Won
2012 RRA Awards 2012 Best Pop Song Mai Da-Mi O Sansa Won
Best Female - Won
2015 RRA Awards 2015 Best Female - Nominated
2016 Te cunosc de undeva! Final Let's Get Loud 4th place


External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You"
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Vlad)
Succeeded by
Elena Gheorghe
with "The Balkan Girls"