Nico (Romanian singer)

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Background information
Birth name Nicoleta Matei
Also known as Nico
Born (1970-02-01) 1 February 1970 (age 45)
Origin Romania
Genres Pop, R&B, Rap
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1999–present

Nicoleta Matei, known by her stage name Nico (born 1 February 1970), is a Romanian singer. She represented Romania along with Vlad in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

Musical career[edit]

Nico started singing since she was a child. In 1990, she graduated from "The Popular Art School" and starting with 1996, she attended several Romanian singing contests, winning many prizes. She is known for having collaborated with several Romanian hip hop artists, such as Morometzii (in 1999), Cabron (2003), Puya, Blat Jargon, and Codu Penal. She is one of the best Romanian voices and she promises to become one of the legends of the Romanian music.


  • 2003 Gand pentru ei
  • 2005 Asa cum vrei
  • 2007 Cast Away
  • 2010 Love Mail


Nico (left) with Vlad Miriţă.

Eurovision 2008[edit]

Nico, with Vlad Miriţă, won the national selection (Bucharest, Romania); they sang "Pe-o margine de lume" in the finals (May 24) in Belgrade.

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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"