DescriptionWham! ASCAP and Worldwide Sales Awards Presented to Andrew Ridgeley (1985-86). The duo of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley were Wham!, and while their initial album release of Fantastic in 1983 barely achieved Top 100 status on Billboard's Top Albums chart, their second longplay release Make It Big was a huge success, #1 for three weeks in 1985 and spawning three #1 singles. One of those singles was "Careless Whisper" which garnered this ASCAP award, presented to Ridgeley. The plaque reads ASCAP Honors Andrew Ridgeley, Writer of Careless Whisper, Among the Most Performed Songs of the 1985 Survey Year. The award consists of an engraved brass plate, 8.25" x 11.75", on a 9" x 12" x 0.625" wooden plaque. Included with the award is an original Pop Award 1986 Souvenir Journal program. The attractive 8.5" x 11" booklet lists the song awards for that year.
Also included here is a Wham! Make It Big Columbia Worldwide Sales Award. The plaque beneath a color promotional poster reads Presented to Andrew Ridgeley to Commemorate the Worldwide Success of Wham! and 'Make It Big' 8,000,000 and Growing! August 1985. Framed to an overall 27" x 22.5". Awards and booklet are all in Excellent condition.
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