Billboard Music Awards: Cher to Perform "Believe," Receive Icon Award

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This marks her first awards-show performance in over 15 years.

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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