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".


March 24, 1960

Place of birth

Hagen, Germany

Known for

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B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin

Documentary about the wild music scene in West Berlin between 1979 and 1989. Read more