Cher to perform at 2017 Billboard Music Awards and receive Icon Award

Cher fans can look forward to catching the Grammy winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The Goddess of Pop will receive the Icon Award and also perform at the star-studded event to be held May 21 in Las Vegas and T-Mobile Arena.

Billboard reports on May 4 that the multi-platinum seller will perform her massive 1998 hit “Believe” during her first awards performance in 15 years at the annual music industry extravaganza. Cher is the latest addition to an already powerful line up, which includes previously announced artists like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Nicki Minaj.

The “If I Could Turn Back Time” hitmaker will join a highly distinguished list of past Icon Award recipients. Past winners include fellow legends such as Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Neil Diamond and Stevie Wonder.

Tickets for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards event are on sale now. Tickets prices start at $86.75 and are available at AXS.

"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," writes Cher in an press release posted Thursday by ABC in association with Dick Clark Productions. "Seeing so many powerful artists - especially female artists emerge and take their place in history through the years  has been incredible.”

Fans who cannot make it to the event need not dismay. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live on May 21 at 8 p.m. ET via  ABC. Stay tuned for more details.

The Oscar winner returned to the road this year, following a lengthy absence due to health issues, which forced the multi-talent performer to cancel her hugely successful Dressed To Kill Tour prematurely in 2014. Produced by AEG Presents and MGM Resorts International, the enduring superstar will alternate residency locations of her brand new show “Classic Cher” between Sin City and Washington at The Theater At MGM National Harbor.

 Fans in the U.S. can catch their favorite singer during her current spring residency, which runs through May 20 in Las Vegas at The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. The next performance takes place on May 5. For all the latest details on Cher, click here.