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Gabriele Susanne Kerner (born 24 March 1960), better known as Nena, is a German singer and songwriter who rose to international fame in 1983 as the lead vocalist of the band Nena with the Neue Deutsche Welle song "99 Luftballons". In the 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 2,025,946 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Nena is the 222nd most popular singer (up from 226th in 2019), the 1,231st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,146th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Singer.

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  • 44

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  • 5.61

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  • 3.54

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Among singers, Nena ranks 222 out of 3,541Before her are Vicky Leandros, Shirley Bassey, Gianni Morandi, Chris Cornell, Bessie Smith, and Mohammed Abdel Wahab. After her are Meat Loaf, Lata Mangeshkar, Ajda Pekkan, Desireless, Alessandro Moreschi, and Teresa Berganza.

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Among people born in 1960, Nena ranks 37Before her are Michael Nyqvist, Careca, Pierre Littbarski, Simonetta Sommaruga, Andreas Brehme, and Damon Hill. After her are John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeffrey Dahmer, Stanley Tucci, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Khaled.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Nena ranks 1,231 out of 5,289Before her are Hermann Kolbe (1818), Hartmann Schedel (1440), Joachim Fest (1926), Helmut Haller (1939), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), and Margarethe von Trotta (1942). After her are Hans Reichenbach (1891), Lothar von Richthofen (1894), Theodor Busse (1897), Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse (1753), Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg (1875), and August Sander (1876).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Nena ranks 11Before her are Dieter Bohlen (1954), Sandra (1962), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nina Hagen (1955), and Thomas Anders (1963). After her are Tarkan (1972), Franzl Lang (1930), Christa Ludwig (1928), Wolf Biermann (1936), Heino (1938), and Fancy (1946).

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