Cher, the Oscar winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, was honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
Cher performed two of her iconic hit songs, the first being her 1998 single “Believe,” from her 23rd album of the same name. The song, which spent four weeks at No. 1 and 31 weeks total on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remains one of the best-selling singles of all time with sales of over 20 million worldwide.
Covered in diamonds like a true icon, Cher belted out the track on the BBMAs stage. Confetti dropped from the ceiling as she was surrounded by dancers in matching white and pink wigs and neon outfits.
Then, the iconic singer emerged in a curly black wig to perform another timeless classic: “If I Could Turn Back Time.”
No surprise, she had the whole crowd on their feet and singing along throughout the entire two-part performance.
Everyone from Blake Shelton to Vanessa Hudgens to Ansel Elgort was spotted singing along in the audience. Even BTS was dancing along!
After the performance, Gwen Stefani presented the ICON Award to Cher.
“I’ve wanted to do what I do since I was 4 years old and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” Cher said in her acceptance speech. “I’ve had so much help. I’ve had the greatest people to work with.”
This marked the artist’s first awards show performance in over 15 years. One of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades, Cher was the first artist to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. Congratulations to a true ICON, Cher!