Nicu Paleru (born April 23, 1973, Pitești, Muntenia) is a well-known Romanian Gypsy manele musician. Part of the manele underground since the early 1990s, he finally attained national success in the late '90s with the help of a Romanian TV show dedicated to manele."Târgu-Jiu: Nicu Paleru şi Babi Minune, la Zilele Rovinariului". Adevărul (in Romanian). May 7, 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.