Cher to receive Billboard Icon Award & Perform Believe


Cher is set to give her first awards-show performance in more than 15 years at this month’s Billboard Music Awards.

The singer will perform her 1998 hit “Believe,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 and 31 weeks total on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at the May 21 show.

Additionally, she will receive the Icon Award, which has previously been presented to Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond and more.

“I’m honored to receive the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Icon Award and take the stage to celebrate my love of music with my fans,” Cher said Thursday in a statement. “Seeing so many powerful artists — especially female artists emerge and take their place in history through the years — has been incredible. I’m honored to be amongst the previous Icon Award winners and to celebrate this milestone achievement by performing ‘Believe’ on the show.”

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. The show is produced by Dick Clark Productions.

“Cher’s incredible talent has inspired both audiences and other artists for more than six decades,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions. “Her impact on the industry has been monumental and unlike any other. We are honored to celebrate her exceptional career with the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Icon Award and look forward to what’s sure to be an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime performance.”

As previously announced, other performers will include Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line and John Legend.

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5 Responses to Cher to receive Billboard Icon Award & Perform Believe

  1. Neil

    About fracking time long over due

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  2. OwenD


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  3. Rony

    I´m so happy. She deserves the award and she would deserve so much more. If only she spent some time with her team and created an extraordinary performance that could be a match for performances of young artists who still have fresh ideas. I am a little bit scared that what she and her team are about to do is to perform Believe in the same old-fashioned, million-times-seen way as they do in Classic Cher show. It would be disappointing. Don´t take me wrong, I love Cher, I just wish she would more focus on her music career, and instead of mocking Trump on Twitter, she should do something for her loyal fans.

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  4. Dudley

    Would be great to see Cher perform Believe in a different way. I know a lot of her loyal fans and all we want is for Cher to embrace her own career and talents instead of talking politics all the time. Although I think it is likely we will see her wear an old tour outfit miming and shuffling to Believe at the Billboard awards.

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  5. Robert Patnode

    Great! But when will Cher be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?! In fact, we need MORE women inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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