Nena rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave (Neue Deutsche Welle) after singing her song
99 Luftballon. While other songs became popular, her career soared through out the 90's but she rekindled her career in 2002 and is to this day a successful musician.
The hit Wind of Change was released in regards to the political happening around the Berlin Wall in 1989. The single sold 14 million copies world wide.