Madonna’s ‘Golden Hammer Smurf’ trophy awarded by the German pop magazine Pop/Rocky in 1985 for being voted as the singer of the year. The award measures 7.5 x 9.5 x 5 and features an engraved plaque on the wooden base, reading: “POP/Rocky Hammerwahl ’85, Goldener Hammerschlumpf, Singer Of The Year, Madonna.” In fine condition. Award originates from a high-ranking member of Madonna's management team. The magazine’s readers voted for their favorite celebrities once per year and these awards—painted in gold, silver, and bronze—were awarded to the top vote-getters. Other recipients included Kim Wilde, Eric Carr, and Roger Moore; Madonna also received the 1985 golden award for film star of the year, having appeared in Vision Quest and Desperately Seeking Susan. Her album Like a Virgin, released at the end of 1984, topped the charts in both America and Germany during 1985, marking her emergence as a bona fide international superstar.
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