Cher, 71, performed Believe at the 2017 music awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. She dazzled the crowd by wearing a sheer silver outfit and danced around like a teen.
Cher sang If I Could Turn Back Time next as she wore a flashback black outfit from the 1990s. And she conveyed a heartfelt speech while pciking up her Icon Award.
A film appeared as the narrator covered her career from her early days as part of Sonny & Cher.
Her films Moonstruck and Mask, and her concert shows were emphasized.
‘I have wanted to do this since I was 5 years old and I’ve been doing it for 53 years. I was 71 yesterday,’ she began.
‘And I can do a five minute plank!’ Cher said to laughs.
‘I want to thank my mom. Because she said you’re not going to be the smartest, the most beautiful, the most talented, but you will be special,’ said the performer.
‘I have had so much help, the greatest people to work with.’
She then said: ‘Phil Spector taught me so much…. I worked with people who were the greatest in the industry.
‘Luck has so much to do with my success.’
Cher received the Icon Award, which marks her third BMA win, after securing awards for Single of the year for Believe in 1999, and for Dance/Club Party Artist of the Year in 2002.
After receiving the award, Cher with her son Chaz Bono and her ex-husband Sonny Bono, and son Elijah Allman with Gregg Allman will join the list of past recipients, including Celine Dion, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Diamond.
Cher has millions of fans across the globe, but she admitted to be keen on her own music.
She doesn’t think her present ‘aesthetic taste’ is the same as it was when she released hit singles such as ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ in 1989.
She told Billboard magazine this month: ‘I’m not a Cher fan. I just don’t think my aesthetic taste lies in her direction.’
And the ‘Believe’ singer doesn’t like the idea that she is getting older, and says she’s ‘shocked’ she can still perform at her age as she thought she’d ‘be dead’ by now.