In andtheir German-language song " 99 Luftballons " and its English version, "99 Red Balloons" reached number one in the singles charts of countries around the world.
The band was formed in when vocalist Gabriele Kerner Nena came to West Berlin with drummer Rolf Brendelher boyfriend at the time. The band wrote all of their songs themselves, typically working in pairs. By the time the band released its second album? Fragezeichen in Germany in January"99 Luftballons" was starting to climb the US charts, where it reached number 2 and Round And Round - Ratt - Out Of The Cellar one of the most successful non-English-language tracks in US Billboard chart history.
With the English version of the song "99 Red Balloons" achieving the number 1 position in the UK,  the band became internationally famous and in gave concerts and made TV appearances in Scandinavia, the UK, Spain and France as well as a 7-date tour on consecutive nights of Japan.
Whilst enjoying international prominence on the back of "99 Luftballons", the band continued to enjoy domestic success in Germany with a string of hits in and the first half of Fragezeichen album matched the Nena - Nena debut album in making it to the top spot  and spawned two of the band's best-known and most successful singles the title track and "Rette mich".
They also had success with a couple of songs which would eventually be included on their third studio album, Feuer und Flammemost notably " Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann ". The band was unable to follow up the international success of "99 Luftballons".
The band's fortunes in its homeland also began to turn in the second half ofwith disappointing attendance levels at their concerts  and their successful chart run ending when the last two singles from Feuer und Flamme failed to chart. The band's fourth and final studio album Eisbrecher "Icebreaker"apparently so Nena - Nena because it was intended to smash the mounting indifference the band was encountering, was released in Nena - Nena After a break from the music scene during which she starred in a film and had a baby boy who died at the age of 11 months, Nena launched her solo career Nena - Nena going on to enjoy considerable success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, particularly since Throughout her solo career, Nena has continued to collaborate with former band members.
Firstly, Nena's former boyfriend, Rolf Brendel, supported her as a drummer in the Bongo Girl tour Hardbass Radiation - Guigoo / Billx - Access Violation 06 He died injust months before all the band's surviving members reunited on stage Nena - Nena perform " Leuchtturm Nena - Nena during Nena's triumphant Frankfurt concert which coincided with the release of the triple-platinum Nena feat.
Nena album which regalvanised her solo career. Following the international success of the single " 99 Luftballons ", the band released 99 Luftballonsa compilation of tracks from its first two albums, with five of the songs in new English-language versions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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