Nena (pronounced [ˈnɪna]; born Gabriele Susanne Kerner, 24 March 1960) is a German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons". In 1984, she re-recorded this song in English as "99 Red Balloons". Nena was also the name of the band with whom she released the song. The re-recording of some of her old songs rekindled her career in 2002. In 2007, she co-founded Neue Schule Hamburg.
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Upcoming Tour Dates
MS Stubnitz in Hamburg, Germany
Rock Pod Kameňom in Snina, Slovakia
Amphitheater in Hanau, Germany
Marktplatz Biberach in Biberach, Germany
Parkbühne in Leipzig, Germany
Theaterplatz Chemnitz in Chemnitz, Germany
Festung Mark in Magdeburg, Germany
Naturtheater Steinbach-Langenb. in Steinbach, Germany
Rottenburger Sommer Open Air 2015 in Rottenburg, Germany
Augusta Raurica in Augst, Switzerland
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Nena in the News
Roc Nation Latino has signed another one. Farina “La Nena Fina” is the latest artist to join team Roc Nation Latino under the vision of CEO Romeo Santos. “I was very impressed with her style. I heard three songs and I knew she had something special.…
via LaMezcla at March 11, 2017
German band Nena scored a massive worldwide hit with "99 Luftballons," including an English language version ("99 Red Balloons") that hit #2 in 1984 (kept out of the top spot by Van Halen's "Jump"). Now singer Nena (aka Gabriele Susanne Kerner) is on…
via Brooklyn Vegan at October 3, 2016
Nena — the German artist who sang the ’84 hit single “99 Luftballons” — never toured the States even after the track became a smash hit, peaking at #2 and losing first place to Van Halen’s “Jump.” Nena recorded a version of the song in English titled…
via Stereogum at October 3, 2016
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