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Cher’s incredible talent has inspired both audiences and other artists for more than six decades,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO, 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!”
Set your DVR’s because This Sunday, May 21st, the legendary Cher will receive the ICON Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Cher will join an elite list of past recipients including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond. Cher will also perform her 1998 hit Believe. The song was number 1 for four weeks and it spent 31 weeks Billboard’s top 100. The album of the same name was The performance will mark her first live award show performance in over 15 years.
Cher, a true superstar, has conquered every genre. Music, TV, Films and directing, Cher has done it all. She has had a hit on the Billboard Charts in every decade. She has won countless awards including an Oscar for her starring role in Moonstruck and an Emmy for The Farewell Tour Special on NBC. The Farewell Tour ran for three years to the delight of over 3 million fans around the world. It was the highest-grossing tour by a female artist.
“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,” said Cher. “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.”
Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist. Voting for both categories will remain open until May 21, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT (one hour into the live broadcast). https://www.
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Watch The Billboard Music Awards live Sunday, May 21st, at 8 p.m.