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Delia Matache

(1982-02-07) 7 February 1982 (age 42)
Bucharest, Romania
Other names Delia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • TV star
Years active 1999–present
Musical career
  • Cat Music
  • Global

Delia Matache (born 7 February 1982), commonly referred to as simply Delia, is a Romanian singer, songwriter and well known TV personality. She was part of the pop group N&D (1999–2003). As solo artist, she has established herself as one of the most successful Romanian artists, releasing multiple hit singles on native record charts.

Life and career

Matache was born in Bucharest, Romania and graduated from the Dinu Lipatti music high school after having taken piano and flute studies for five years. She has a brother Eduard and a sister Oana; her mother's name is Gina. Matache's music career started in 1999, in 11th grade, after being approached by Nick (Nicolae Marin) to be part of the duo N&D. Until their disbandment in 2002, they released three albums and several singles, including the Romanian Top 100 number-one hit "Nu e vina mea" ("It Is Not My Fault"; 2001). In 2003, Matache started her solo career, receiving more press coverage from tabloids. That same year, she premiered "Parfum de fericire" ("Perfume of Happiness"), which was successful in Romania, reaching number four, as well as her debut solo studio album of the same name.

Upon having attempted to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the songs "Baby" and "Gândești prea High" ("You Think Too High") written by Costi Ioniță, Matache released her second album Listen Up! in June 2006, which contained the moderately successful single "Listen Up" featuring Matteo. In 2008, the singer participated in the dance competition Dansez pentru tine, the Romanian version of Dancing With the Stars, with partner Ionuț Pavel. In 2009, Matache also took part in the Golden Stag Festival, performing "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.

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Matache performing in 2016.

"Ipotecat" ("Mortgaged") and "Pe aripi de vânt" ("On Wind's Wings"), both released in 2014, became Matache's first solo number-one singles in Romania, with both topping the Airplay 100 chart. The singer followed this with another number-one, "Cum ne noi" ("How We Us"), in 2015 as a featured artist alongside Carla's Dreams, and with a string of top ten releases from 2015 to 2017, including "Da, mamă" ("Yes, Mother"; 2015), "Gura ta" ("Your Mouth"; 2016) and "Rămâi cu bine" ("All the Best"; 2017), the latter from her third solo album 7 (2020). Matache's 2020 single "Ne vedem noi" ("We'll See Each Other") with Smiley also became a number-one hit.

Delia has been a juror on X Factor România for multiple seasons starting from 2012. Since 2016, she has been a judge on the comedy show iUmor. In 2016 and 2019, Matache held the high-production concerts Deliria and Acadelia at Sala Palatului; there, she also performed more recent material whose style is oriented towards pop rock and trap. Matache is a supporter of people suffering from psoriasis, and of the LGBT community. Her 2018 single "Acadele" alludes to the 2018 Romanian constitutional referendum regarding the constitutional definition of a family.

Delia was chosen to dub Vexy in the movie Smurfs 2 and Miss Hannigan in Annie.



Studio albums

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Parfum de Fericire
  • Released: 18 July 2003
  • Label: Cat Music
  • Formats: CD
Listen Up!
  • Released: 11 February 2020
  • Label: Global
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Collaborative albums

List of collaborative albums
Title Album details
Ionel, Ionelule
(with Gina Matache and Jan Mocanu)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Taifasuri Media
  • Formats: CD


List of compilations
Title Album details
Pe aripi de vânt
  • Released: 5 March 2015
  • Label: Cat Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Released: 2 April 2016
  • Label: Cat Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Released: 2019
  • Label: Global
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Live albums

List of live albums
Title Album details
  • Released: 4 March 2017
  • Label: Cat Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download


As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Ce vor de la mine" 2003 98 Parfum de fericire
"Parfum de fericire" 4
"Sufletul meu"
(featuring DJ Star)
2004 15 Listen Up!
"Ziua ta" 2006 31
"Listen Up"
(featuring Matteo)
"Let It Rain" 2009 100 Non-album singles
"Dale" 2011 12 Pe aripi de vânt
"Omadeo" 2012 43
"Wuella Wuella" 93
"Doi în unu"
(featuring Mihai Bendeac)
"U (Fighting with My Ghosts)" 43
"Doar pentru tine" 62 Pe aripi de vânt
(with Uddi)
2014 1
"Pe aripi de vânt"
(featuring Kaira)
1 10
"A lu' Mamaia"
(featuring Speak)
"Inimi desenate" 2015 12
"Da, mamă" 10 Deliria
"Gura ta"
(with Deepcentral)
2016 2
"Ce are ea" 23
"Cine m-a făcut om mare" 3
"Rămâi cu bine"
(with Macanache)
2017 5 7
"Fata lu' tata" 49
"Du-te-mă" 2018 29
(featuring Grasu XXL)
"Trăiește frumos" 21
(featuring the Motans)
2019 3
"Să-mi cânți" 26
"Aruncă-mă" 2020 19
"Cum era"
(featuring Nane)
18 Non-album singles
"Ne vedem noi"
(with Smiley)
"În Rai"
(with Nane)
2021 48
"Racheta" 23
"Cum am știut"
(with Killa Fonic)
"Otzl Gltz" 2022 5
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
2010 Non-album single
(Bibanu MixXL featuring Puya and Delia)
2012 Nebun
"Aproape de tine"
(F.Charm featuring Delia)
31 Non-album singles
"Love Me"
(Sunrise Inc featuring Delia)
"În culori"
(Gojira & Planet H featuring Delia)
"Anii ce vin"
(Mike Angello featuring Delia and Uddi)
"La fel"
(Bibanu MixXL featuring Delia)
"Inima nu vrea"
(Horia Brenciu featuring Delia)
2014 40+
"Cum ne noi"
(Carla's Dreams featuring Delia)
2015 1 Ngoc
"Atât de trist"
(Taxi featuring Delia)
2016 Non-album single
(Taxi featuring Delia)
(The Motans featuring Delia)
3 My Gorgeous Drama Queens
(Carla's Dreams featuring Delia)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles
Title Year Album
"Secretul Mariei"
(featuring Smiley)
2006 Listen Up!
"Sunshine" 2010 Non-album singles
"Ia-mă de mână" 2012
"Cineva la ușa mea" 2013 Pe aripi de vânt
"1234 (Unde dragoste nu e)" 2016 Deliria
"Ceai, mami" Non-album singles
"Verde împărat" 2017
"Acadele" 2018
"Vreau la țară" 2019 7
"Dragoste cu dinți"
"De azi pââââână de Crăciun" Non-album singles
"Între noi" 2021

Guest appearances

List of guest appearances
Title Year Album
"Ce n-aș da"
(Alex featuring Delia)
2006 Yamasha
(Damian & Brothers featuring Delia)
2016 Gypsy Rock: Change or Die
"Cine-a pus cârciuma-n drum"
(Damian & Brothers featuring Delia, Omu' iubit and Dorian)

Awards and nominations

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
Media Music Awards 2015 Delia Best Female Won
"Pe aripi de vânt" Best Song Won
Best Featuring Won
Best Video Won
Media Forest Award Won
Best Pop Won
Best YouTube Won
2016 "Gura ta" Best Featuring Won
2017 Delia Best Female Won
MTV Romania Music Awards 2004 "Ce vor de la mine" Best Female Nominated
2005 "Parfum de fericire" Best Female Nominated
2006 Delia Best Female Nominated
Romanian Music Awards 2012 "Dale" Best Female Nominated
2014 "Ipotecat" Best Female Nominated
Best Song Nominated
Radio România Actualități Awards 2015 Delia Best Female Won
Best Artist Nominated
"Pe aripi de vânt" Best Song Won
Best Pop Song Nominated
2016 "Inimi desenate" Best Song Won
Big Like Won
Delia Best Artist Won
Best Female Nominated
2017 "Gura ta" Best Song Nominated
Best Duo/Group Won
Best Pop Song Won
"Ce are ea" Nominated
Best Video Nominated
"Cine m-a făcut om mare" Best Message Nominated
Delia Best Female Nominated
Best Artist Nominated
Deliria Best Album Won
2018 Weekend Best Song Nominated
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