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Gabriele Susanne Kerner (born 24 March 1960), better known by her stage name Nena, is a German singer who rose to international fame in 1983 as the lead vocalist of the band Nena with the Neue Deutsche Welle song "99 Luftballons". In that same year, the band re-recorded this song in English as "99 Red Balloons". Nena's re-recording of some of the band's old hit songs as a solo artist, produced by the co-composer of most of them, her former Nena band colleague and keyboard player Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, rekindled her solo career in 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nena has received more than 2,735,134 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Nena is the 221st most popular singer (up from 222nd in 2019), the 1,179th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,231st in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Singer.

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  • 59.73

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  • 45

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  • 6.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Nena ranks 221 out of 3,528Before her are Sarah Brightman, Milva, Ricky Martin, The Singing Nun, Boris Christoff, and Connie Francis. After her are Mario Lanza, Sezen Aksu, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Debbie Harry, and Omara Portuondo.

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Among people born in 1960, Nena ranks 38Before her are Michael Nyqvist, Jorge Sampaoli, Kristin Scott Thomas, Careca, Sarah Brightman, and David Duchovny. After her are Stanley Tucci, Barham Salih, Hassan Nasrallah, Hiroyuki Sanada, Richard Ramirez, and Reed Hastings.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Nena ranks 1,179 out of 6,142Before her are Helmut Rahn (1929), Theodor Storm (1817), Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (1473), Hans-Dieter Flick (1965), Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1680), and Henry Suso (1295). After her are Maria Sophia of Neuburg (1666), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1690), Ernst-Günther Schenck (1904), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), and August von Wassermann (1866).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Nena ranks 11Before her are Dieter Bohlen (1954), Nina Hagen (1955), Sandra (1962), Thomas Anders (1963), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), and Ivan Rebroff (1931). After her are Marian Gold (1954), Christa Ludwig (1928), Fancy (1946), Wolf Biermann (1936), Tarkan (1972), and Udo Dirkschneider (1952).

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