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Cher to Receive Icon Award, Give First Awards Show Performance in 15 Years at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

by Alex Ungerman 1:33 PM PDT, May 04, 2017
Playing Cher to Receive Icon Award, Give First Awards Show Performance in 15 Years at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Cher is taking the stage once again!

The "If I Could Turn Back Time" singer is being honored with the coveted ICON Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21, where she will also deliver her first awards show performance in 15 years.

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"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," the decorated songstress, who will be performing her 1998 smash single, "Believe," said 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 among the previous ICON Award winners and to celebrate this milestone achievement by performing 'Believe' on the show."

Previous ICON honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and the late, great Prince.

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“Cher’s incredible talent has inspired both audiences and other artists for more than six decades,” dick clark productions CEO Allen Shapiro said in a statement. “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!”

Interestingly enough, Cher joked this past March about how her fellow ICON winner, J.Lo, was "in rompers" back when the 70-year-old music legend was performing in Vegas.

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Watch the video below for more.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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