Cher accepts 2017 Billboard Icon Award

 

Cher dusted off her old costumes and routines as she performed Believe & Turn Back Time at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Her performance was introduced by Gwen Stefani who called her a role model and said she taught women ‘how to be strong.’ Cher then went on to sing If I Could Turn Back Time as she wore a flashback black outfit from all her recent tours. And she delivered a quick speech as she picked up her Icon Award.

Although viewers may have expected the outspoken critic of Donald Trump to go after the president, she refrained from even mentioning him with producers fingers firmly held on the mute button in case of a tirade.

Instead, she delivered a speech that thanked her long time collaborators but failed to thank her own fans. She also thanked her mom and Sonny Bono for seeing something “special” in her.

“I’ve wanted to do what I do since I was four years old and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” she said, noting she’d turned 71 the day before. “I want to thank my mom because when I was young, my mom said, ‘You’re not going to be the smartest. You’re not going to be the prettiest. You’re not going to be the most talented. But you’re going to be special.’ And when I met Sonny, he said the same thing. And there was really nothing about me that led anyone to believe that I was going to be special.”

“I think luck has had so much to do with my success,” she told the Billboard audience. “I think it was luck and a little bit of something thrown in.”

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9 Responses to Cher accepts 2017 Billboard Icon Award

  1. Ant

    Only you could find an article or added a bit in to it to make it seem negative, oh an also mentioned Trump! Which she didn’t but you did with this article!

    She thanked a lot of people and the said “and million another people”.

    Why would you try and make this amazing performance and awards negative? It just sums up this site now!

    An amazing performance of both songs, looked and sounded great and the crowd loved her. A great atmosphere.

    True fans should be happy with the performances.

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  2. Rony

    I am happy for Cher. She deserves the award, of course. My only regret is that she didnt create new performances for this event – new choreography, new outfits. She´s been presenting these songs in the same way for decades, which is a little bit boring. But I must say that I liked her make-up and new wigs. She looked very good.

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  3. Agresti

    SHE LOOKED REALLY AMAZING ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    BUT …..ALWAYS THE SAME SONGS
    NOTHING NEW
    IT WAS GREAT TO PRESENT NEW SINGLE OF FUTURE NEXT ALBUM
    BUT NOTHING
    SHE LOOKS SO SEXY IN HER CODTUMES
    THATS IS TRUE ….BUT ALWAYS THE SAME
    WAS POSSIBLE TO MAKE A NEW REMIX 2017 OF BELIIEVE. AND WEAR ONE OF 2 Costumes

    AND A NEW DANCING SINGLE WITH NEW AMAZING COSTUME NEW CHORÉGRAPHIE
    JUST TO TANKS HER FANS
    AND SHOW SHE IS NOT ONLY THE PAST ..A SOUVENIR
    BUT NOW AND FUTURE
    SAD

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  4. Dudley

    Cher has never been one to thank her fans publicly. I think we are all too below her for that. She looked great, shame she couldn’t do something different again for the fans who have seen these routines and costumes over and over again. Great career and well deserved the award.

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  5. OwenD

    What ANT said! She is 71 years old! Give the woman a fucking break!!!! She is AWESOME!

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  6. Robert P

    Why are people so negative?
    Cher is great and let’s see what you are doing at 71!

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  7. miguel

    She was amazing…!

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  8. MARK

    ALWAYS NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE. THE WOMAN IS TRYLEY A LEGEND IN HER OWN TIME AND WHEN YOU ARE “CHER” YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT. HER TRUE FANS LOVE HER FOR WHO SHE IS.

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  9. Lynn

    Timeless! I was born in 64..i grew up watching cher, sonny & cher…Keep doing what your doing ! I loved watchn you do what i grew up watching you do best. YOU ROCKED IT ! Hope,to see you more on tv .You should do a Cher realitiy showjust saying!!

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