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Gabriele Susanne Kerner (born 24 March 1960), better known by her stage name Nena, 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.

Nena (given name)

Nena is a given name. People bearing it include:

  • Nena, German singer
  • Nena Baltazar, co-founder of an organization that cares for sick animals
  • Olavo Rodrigues Barbosa (1923–2010), Brazilian footballer, best known as Nena
  • Nena Bismaquer, a character in the John Gardner novel For Special Services
  • Nena Cardenas, Filipina actress
  • Nena Daconte, Spanish pop group
  • Nena Danevic, film editor nominated for her work on Amadeus
  • Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, professor of nursing
  • Nena Ristić, Serbian glamour model twho worked with Charlotte Krona
  • Nena Trinity, a fictional character from Mobile Suit Gundam 00
  • Nena von Schlebrügge, psychotherapist and former fashion model
Nena (supercontinent)

Nena was an ancient minor supercontinent that consisted of the cratons of Arctica, Baltica, and East Antarctica.

Nena formed about 1.8 billion years ago but became part of the global supercontinent Columbia around 1.1 billion years ago.

Nena (song)

"Nena" ( Baby) is a song released as a single in 1986. It was written by Miguel Bosé, E. Aldrighetti, and V. Ierovante, and was included on Bose's studio album"Salamandra"1.

Nena (disambiguation)

Nena (born Gabriele Susanne Kerner, 1960) is a German singer.

Nena may also refer to:

  • Nena (band), the band organized by the singer, active from 1982 until 1987
    • Nena (album), the debut album of the band.
Nena (album)

Nena is the first album by German pop rock band Nena and the second studio album of its singer, Gabriele "Nena" Kerner. Released in 1983, it's been part of the music genre called Neue Deutsche Welle (meaning "New German Wave") movement in the German music.

The album was a great success in West Germany and the second single " 99 Luftballons" successfully reached #1 in the music charts worldwide including Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The single is largely considered a " one-hit wonder" by many, including VH1. It was produced by Manfred Praeker and Reinhold Heil of the German band Spliff.

The album has been initially released as a vinyl LP, cassette and CD.

The first single from the album, "Nur geträumt", was released a year earlier, in 1982. "99 Luftballons" was the 2nd single, released in 1983. The 3rd and final single was "Leuchtturm", released in 1983, a few months after "99 Luftballons".

Nena (band)

Nena was a German Neue Deutsche Welle band, best known for their 1983 hit " 99 Luftballons".

Nena (film)

Nena is a 2014 German-Dutch romantic drama film directed by Saskia Diesing that was awarded the 2014 Golden Calf for best director as well as best actress, and was noted with a Special Mention at the 2015 Berlinale. The film’s North American premiere was celebrated at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, California on October 16, 2015.