Gabriele Susanne Kerner (born 24 March 1960), better known by her stage name Nena is a German singer and actress. She rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons",
re-recorded in English as "99 Red Balloons". "Nena" was also the name
of the band with whom she released the song. With the re-recording and
subsequent release of some of her old songs, her career re-emerged in
2002. In 2007, she co-founded the school "Neue Schule Hamburg".